Learning Technical Manager US NGO Job Vacancies – Catholic Relief Services

Job Title:             Learning Technical Manager
Organization:  Catholic Relief Services
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to:       MEAL Specialist
Grade: 9
About US:
Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which
implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the
poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our
mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners
people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our
commitment to serving those in need.
is leading a consortium of 7 implementing and technical partners to run a
five-year, $35 million USAID/FFP funded program called Nuyok to build
resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods through improved food security and
nutrition and promote maternal and child health for vulnerable rural families
in four districts of Karamoja – Abim, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Napak –
which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households.
Nuyok seeks to strengthen governance and gender equity, community capacity to
manage shocks and stresses, traditional and diversified livelihood opportunities
and nutrition and health (including improved water, sanitation and hygiene
(WASH) of pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children under
five years of age.
Job Summary: The Learning Technical
Manager  will lead the development and
implementation of a knowledge management strategy and holistic learning agenda
for CRS Uganda/Nuyok program using USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting
(CLA) model alongside CRS’ Global Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy
and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) policies and
procedures throughout the program’s lifecycle advancing Catholic Relief
Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL knowledge and
support will ensure that the project applies best practices and constantly uses
learning towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Organize and lead the
implementation of knowledge management, dissemination and learning agenda for
Nuyok with internal and external stakeholders to improve the quality of program
implementation and support project impact.
·       Ensure learning properly
accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support
accountability through contributing to project evaluation activities and
guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze
implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform
adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
·       Facilitate
documentation, development and sharing of results, lessons learned, success
stories, best practices in Nuyok and indentify key learning from programs that
can be leveraged for publication, incorporated into annual plans and wider
sharing, internally and externally.
·       Work closely with the
ICT4D officer to design data capture systems to monitor progress and document
knowledge and learning.
·       Identify and develop
techniques and tools to facilitate knowledge gathering, transfer and learning,
including assistance to Nuyok sector coordinators on sound design of
skill/knowledge transfer workshops and other learning events.
·       Work closely with sector
coordinators in identifying, designing, implementing and reporting of various
operations research /special studies and lead the learning events on the review
of the theory of change (TOC) using evidene based recommendations.
·       Supervise and perform
ad-hoc inspections of various learning and knowledge management processes and
resources to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence to
established process standards and procedures.
·       Support and coordinate
capacity building and technical support activities for staff and partners to
ensure the learning and knowledge management agenda is implemented per project
guidelines and standards.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant must hold
a Master’s degree in international development, international affairs, public
affairs or a related field with an analytic focus (e.g. statistical and
economic analysis);
·       At least five years of
experience in development, including experience in research, designing and
managing systems for learning, organizational development and knowledge
·       Substantial understanding
of USAID Collaboration, Learning and Adaptability (CLA) models and theory of
change (ToC) models;
·       Significant experience
with electronic communications and computer systems; proven ability to organize
and share information effectively
·       Substantial experience
in working with information search/retrieval systems
·       Proficiency in Microsoft
Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);
·       Analysis and
problem-solving skills with focus on detail and ability to make sound judgment
·       Good relationship management
skills and the ability to work closely with local partners
·       Ability to work
effectively under stressful conditions
·       Good technical writing
·       Presentation,
facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
·       Proactive, resourceful
and results-oriented
·       Fluency in oral and
written English with ability to write technical reports required. Fluency in
oral Karimojong preferred.
How to apply:
candidates should follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application
will NOT be
a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org
files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in
the subject line of the email, copy and paste – Learningtechnicalmanager.
applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and
not read.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only Selected Candidates That Meet The
Requirements Will Be Notified
Deadline: 17thJanuary
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