• Knowledge Management/Learning Specialist

    Job Locations PE-Lima
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve development outcomes. We apply a customized, customer-centric business approach to offer greater value to our clients.

     

    CAMRIS seeks a Knowledge Management/Learning Specialist the upcoming USAID/Peru Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Sustainability (MELS) Activity. The USAID/Peru MELS activity will be a five-year activity with an expected start date in 2019. Under this award, CAMRIS will provide fast, flexible, demand-driven monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) support, guidance, and capacity development for USAID/Peru, it’s implementing partners, Government of Peru stakeholders, and local research organizations.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee all aspects of the Mission’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) activities, such as planning and budgeting for each assigned activity
    • Develop creative and innovative approaches to promote a culture of learning and adapting within USAID/Peru, its implementing partners, and the Government of Peru (GOP)
    • Assist in the development of MEL communities of practice among implementing partners to share information on how to learn systematically from analyzing performance and evaluation data to extract learning and apply it to revise on-going activities and inform future activities
    • Assist USAID/Peru to utilize annual portfolio reviews to foster learning
    • Coordinate and facilitate annual learning summits of USAID/Peru, implementing partner, GOP personnel, and other stakeholders of USAID/Peru activities.
    • Supervise external, short-term consultants
    • Lead consultations with relevant USAID/Peru staff and implementing partners 
    • Assist USAID/Peru to develop and implement a learning agenda.
    • Analyze and test the validity of hypotheses and assumptions embedded in strategy-level CDCS results frameworks and project level logical frameworks and theories of change.
    • Plan for learning and dissemination of lessons learned for use in Peru, and elsewhere in the Agency.
    • Assist in the development of a knowledge management platform for storing lessons learned from USAID/Peru and other donor evaluations of development projects and activities, and for sharing information among members of the MEL community of practice.

    Qualifications

    • A Master’s or higher degree is preferred in organizational development, public policy or administration, business administration, knowledge management, political science, international relations or a related field, or other fields closely related.
    • At least 10 years of international development experience involved in either monitoring or evaluation, project management, knowledge management, project design, or strategy development. 
    • Experience designing and implementing CLA activities in USAID missions and other organizations
    • Experience in developing and leading knowledge management programs, facilitating communities of practice, and social networking. 
    • Experience with a wide range of development areas, such as monitoring and evaluation, gender, agriculture, economic growth, environment, democracy and governance, health, nutrition, and education.
    • Strong data analysis, and English report writing, and presentation skills. 
    • Able to effectively manage activities in a multi-cultural environment.  
    • Prior experience in Peru and/or the region desired
    • Outstanding attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent communication, supervision, and management skills
    • Must be a Peruvian Citizen
    • Fluency in English and Spanish required

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