Strategic Learning Lead BRCiS RSFA Somalia (Open to all nationalities), Somalia

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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Strategic Learning Lead BRCiS RSFA Somalia (Open to all nationalities), Somalia

  • Organization: NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Somalia
  • Closing Date: 2024-03-13

Strategic Learning Lead BRCiS RSFA Somalia (Open to all nationalities)

Females are highly encouraged to apply.

What we are looking for

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking an experienced Strategic Learning Lead for its upcoming BHA-funded resilience and food security activity in Somalia. This innovative activity focuses on providing a graduation pathway out of poverty for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities in urban settlements. As part of the BRCiS Consortium, the Strategic Learning Lead will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success and sustainability of this important initiative. The Strategic Learning Lead, as part of the BRCiS Consortium, will ensure the effective implementation of learning and adaptation strategies, and manage knowledge sharing and research partnerships to enhance the program’s impact. What you will do

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership and Learning Framework Implementation:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive learning framework, including collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) strategies, to support the program’s objectives.
  • Ensure alignment of program activities with NRC’s global standards and the specific requirements of the BHA-funded initiative.

Consortium and Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Lead collaboration and knowledge exchange among consortium members.
  • Facilitate effective communication and best practice sharing within the consortium and with external stakeholders.
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums to enhance organizational visibility and impact

Knowledge Management:

  • Develop and manage a robust knowledge management system to capture, store, and disseminate learning and insights from the program.
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the team and amongst consortium partners.

Research Partnership Management:

  • Manage relationships with research partners to ensure alignment with program objectives.
  • Coordinate and oversee research activities, ensuring they contribute to program learning and adaptation.
  • Synthesize research findings to inform program strategies and practices.

Capacity Building and Team Management:

  • Build capacity of team members and local partners in knowledge management, learning frameworks, and research methodologies.
  • Provide mentorship and support to staff, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.

What you will bring

Professional competencies  and experience for this position: 

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., International Development, Social Sciences, Economics).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in program design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning in humanitarian or development contexts.
  • Proven experience with CLA frameworks, working with learning partners and consortium members.
  • Demonstrated expertise in graduation approaches and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Proficiency in stakeholder engagement and relationship building.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Somalia
  • Contract: international contract
  • Travel: As required.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is open for all nationalities.
  • The position shall be open for a duration of 1.5 months. However, if the pool is competitive, the advertisement will be closed before the set deadline. Screening of applications will be done on a rolling basis.
  • Make sure that you upload your latest CV and cover letter and to fill all fields required for the application.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

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