Learning Manager (Specialist) – U- LEARN
Learning Manager (Specialist) for U-LEARN
The Response Innovation Lab http://www.responseinnovationlab.com/uganda is coordinating the implementation of a 3-year DFID-funded programme called U-LEARN: Uganda Learning, Evidence, Accountability, and Research Network. The objectives of U-LEARN are to provide verification of partner deliverables, an enhanced capacity to provide and regularly champion accountability to affected people and develop, manage and promote a protracted crisis learning hub.
The RIL will run the Learning Hub component of the U-LEARN programme. It will design and implement a learning and uptake strategy (and supporting digital tools) on existing initiatives within and beyond the response in Uganda and it will facilitate the curation and generation of programmatic evidence and integration of innovative solutions and best practices to encourage system change.
Role Purpose: The Learning Manager will be responsible both for technical guidance on learning and uptake methodologies and for day-to-day oversight and successful implementation of the Learning Hub. The Learning Manager will lead the design and delivery of the learning strategy including curation, collation and production of resources, closely collaborate with the ICT4D Advisor for the design and delivery of the digital knowledge management strategy, drive the organization and facilitation of learning events (Convene, peer-learning visits) and provide the Secretariat function for the Technical Committee of the learning hub.
The jobholder will ensure that programme activities are implemented in coordination with the other consortium partners and in line with donor requirements and commitments and be accountable for quality of the learning hub activities.
1. Programme Implementation
Identify stakeholders to form a Technical Advisory Committee
Design the learning hub strategy and set annual thematic agendas and ensure a mid-term review
Build and grow the community of learning stakeholders and collaborate with them to identify key knowledge gaps in the response
Coordinate knowledge capturing and sharing and support identification of best practices in an accessible format for other organizations and institutions.
Oversee the work of an ICT4D Advisor, a MEAL Coordinator, a Digital Communications Coordinator
Analyze and act upon collaboration opportunities
Facilitate learning events and peer-learning visits as required.
2. Operations management
Ensure projects and outputs are implemented on time and with high standards for the delivery of the learning hub.
Feed into the U-LEARN reporting processes.
Ensure that the Programme meets donor standards.
Assure procurement/logistics support for operations with backup from support functions as needed.
Manage operational risks for the learning hub.
Ensure external communications.
Coordinate the process of selecting downstream partners and contractors for the delivery of different outputs as required.
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced university degree in international development, business administration, social policy, communications or related fields is desirable.
At least six years of experience with communications, research, and/or knowledge management in the international development sector.
Excellent writing skills in English and capacity to synthetize are a must.
Demonstrated project management experience, particularly with knowledge management programs, facilitating communities of practice and social networking.
Technical expertise in learning and uptake methodologies.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Application closes on 30th December 2019 at midnight Uganda time.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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30 Dec 2019 – 20:59 UTC
Programme, Development and Quality