Job Vacancy For Management, Learning and Communications Specialist



Tetra Tech ARD is looking for a Knowledge Management, Learning and Communications Specialist and, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Unit Lead to lead the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Unit, which includes M&E, Capacity Building and Communications. The successful candidate will serve on the Senior Management Team and be based in the Accra Office. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP).

Job Title: Knowledge Management, Learning and Communications Specialist and, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Unit Lead

Introduction

The West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) program is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to improve conservation and climate-resilient, low-emissions growth across West Africa. Although regional in scope and design, WA BiCC focuses on targeted geographical areas within the region to improve governance and policy over critical natural and human systems. By working through the core regional partners, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mano River Union (MRU) and the Abidjan Convention, and with targeted national and sub-national institutions, WA BiCC increases the capacity of institutions at all levels to address the three core WA BiCC components. These are combatting wildlife trafficking, increasing coastal resilience to climate change and reducing deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss.

WA BiCC is implemented by Tetra Tech ARD, in association with four subcontractors, also referred to as implementing partners: Palladium, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), PCI Media Impact (PCI), and Pact Inc.

Responsibilities

• Provide strategic guidance and leadership to a technical team of experts to define and oversee the implementation of a Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) strategy on combatting wildlife trafficking, increasing coastal resilience and reducing deforestation, forest degradation and biodiversity loss in West Africa.
• Define and lead the process to engage staff, stakeholders and grantees to identify, evaluate and document best practices in environment, climate change adaptation and natural resource management with a focus on the three core technical components of WA BiCC.
• Guide the communications team to define and implement a communications strategy and plan that fosters uptake of WA BiCC generated best practices, knowledge and learning among policy makers and practitioners throughout the region.
• Ensure that the project makes significant contributions to communities of practice and knowledge platforms in natural resources management and coastal adaptation to climate change.
• Maintain knowledge management and learning product tracking lists (lessons learned, best practices, issue briefs, advocacy, etc).
• Lead and manage the development of high quality knowledge products in close coordination with component leads, advisors and communications team.
• Develop SOWs for STTA to support the development of knowledge management and learning products;
• Provide timely delivery of knowledge management and learning products;planning to assist in the identification of KML products;

Qualification Required & Experience

• Master’s degree or higher in biodiversity, natural resource management, climate change, related research, adult learning, communications, or related field.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in a leadership position managing multi-disciplinary development teams.
• Minimum of 6 years of experience working in a relevant discipline in West Africa and familiarity with key stakeholders in the region.
• Demonstrated capacity to initiate, coordinate, and facilitate knowledge and learning among technical staff and stakeholders at multiple levels and across multiple sectors.
• Experience working with communications and capacity building teams to scale up and communicate best practices.
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English, similar experience in French strongly preferred.
• Experience supporting long-term learning and adaptive management on natural resources management, biodiversity or climate change topics.
• Experience in designing and facilitating learning events for donors, governments, and civil society organizations working on natural resource management.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of this on-line application process:

• A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity
• A current CV in reverse chronological format
• A list of at least 4 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference
• Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Please send applications to:

wabiccrecruit@gmail.com

Closing Date: 30 June, 2018
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