Learning Specialist

IBTCI, Bogota, Colombia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st July, 2020

Job Description


IBTCI is seeking an experienced Learning Specialist for an upcoming USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA), formerly OFDA/FFP, third-party monitoring (TPM) and verification contract based in Bogota, Colombia for a regional project monitoring humanitarian assistance. The purpose of this contract is to verify and provide independent confirmation of humanitarian aid programs in the region. The Learning Specialist will be responsible for the learning component of the program, and will serve as a primary point of contact between the project, USAID and the Implementing Partners (IP) it monitors as it relates to a Learning Agenda.

This position is contingent upon award


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development, design, and implementation of the program’s Learning Agenda leveraging USAID collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) best practices.
  • Lead the development of an annual Lessons Learned Report.
  • Lead the development and execution of annual Learning Events, IP Workshops, and Interim/Final Presentations.
  • Support incorporation of technical, contextual, and experiential CLA learning into the program cycle processes.
  • Provide expert advice to USAID staff and partners on CLA.
  • Provide overarching technical guidance on all aspects related to learning across various humanitarian sectors.
  • Lead the development of IP and TPM best practices and lessons learned for inclusion in the Monitoring Reports and in the Lessons Learned Report.
  • Lead relationship management and data sharing between the project and IP Program Managers and Technical Teams.
  • Oversee the deployment of the program’s Information Management System (IMS) to meet the evolving needs of the program.
  • Provide supervisory duties and oversite of Knowledge and Information Management Team
  • Develop and conduct trainings, workshops, facilitated learning conversations and other capacity building opportunities around CLA.
  • Support the writing and qualitative coding of individual Site Visit Reports.
  • Support the development of training curricula for staff, data collectors and IPs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least five (5) years of work experience in strategic learning, knowledge management, organizational development, communications, and/or M&E, with the five years of experience being in an international development context required
  • At least two (2) years of experience on USAID-funded projects.
  • Experience advising clients on knowledge management, organizational development, and strategic communications in an international development context required.
  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish is required.


Master’s Degree from an accredited university/college in a relevant subject required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional research, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with high-level donor representatives and International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) representatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and harness strategic learning to improve organizational operations and/or performance in an international development context
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited direction as well as within a team as a team member.


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