Job

Learning and Communications Director

at DT Global
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted February 13, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day

Description

Learning and Communications Director (Stabilization and Transition)

Organisation:  DT Global

Closing date: 20 Mar 2020
DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition - we provide world class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.
Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world. For more information please see: www.dt-global.com.

Background:

DT Global is implementing the Somalia Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) program, which is a $66 million, USAID-funded program promoting good governance and community cohesion. TIS+ is implemented in Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle, and Puntland, with possible expansion to other communities across Somalia.

TIS+ pursues four objectives: 1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets. Additional crosscutting objectives are to: 2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth; 3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future; and 4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.

Objective:

TIS+ implements strategic in-kind activities (PIKA) across Somalia, with a particular focus on areas recently liberated from the control of violent extremist organizations. As part of this work TIS+ engages research and analysis (R&A) companies to collect atmospherics and provide analysis on these liberated zones and conduct evaluation of individual in-kind activities. TIS+ requires a Learning and Communications Director (LCD) to manage these R&A contracts, support program reporting, and coordinate the execution of the full PIKA cycle.

The LCD will report to the DCOP. The LCD must be flexible, pragmatic, and able to think creatively to implement activities in a sustainable, responsive manner. Additionally, the LCD will travel to Somalia and carry out other tasks assigned by the DCOP.

Experience Requirements

At least three (3) years’ working on international development projects overseas of similar scale, scope and technical focus, with at least one of those years in a fragile state context; experience working on Somalia is a plus.

Job Responsibilities

Work with COP and DCOP to instill an inclusive learning culture amongst the TIS+ staff.
Organize and lead regular learning sessions. Document and share findings across the team. Maintain learning documentation in location accessible to all staff.
Participate in all PIKA and GUC close-out processes to capture lessons learned.
Disseminate Lessons Learned, atmospherics and research products (where applicable) amongst the team. Ensure participation amongst both program and operations staff in reviewing lessons learned.
Oversee TIS+ learning, research, atmospherics and analysis contracts.

In line with the TIS+ learning agenda, develop technical requirements for R&A contracts in coordination with the DCOP and M&E Manager.
Manage R&A contracts from the procurement process through the final payments.
Work with DT Global Home Office MEL STTA to ensure timely review of R&A scopes of work, deliverables and other required documents.
Ensure that the program team is receiving the information necessary to have impactful programing.
Lead program reporting.

Oversee timely completion and submission of all activity reporting as outlined in the TIS+ contract, including drafting production calendars and communicating with staff about expected roles and deadlines.
Compile initial draft of all deliverables including weekly, quarterly, and annual reporting, as well as drafting success stories. Manage drafting of case studies and other reporting that results from R&A contracts.
Work with the TIS+ field teams to provide consistent and clear information on activity implementation.
Ensure TIS+’s technical assistance and work is disseminated among stakeholders through proper available mechanisms, including through creative means such as graphics, maps, videos and photos.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in governance, peace-building, conflict management, social sciences, international development, international relations/affairs, business, management, political science, law or other related field.

Skills

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, local government representatives, and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience in overseeing programmatic, administrative, and reporting functions, particularly for design and administration of in-kind or other grant activities.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Proactive self-starter with the ability to work effectively as a member of an international team.
Experience developing programmatic reports and press releases.
Strong computer skills, including MS Office and MS Access.
Flexible, creative, and prepared to work against ever-changing deadlines in a demanding work environment.
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