Senior CLA (Collaborating, Learning and Adapting) Officer- AQBE Project

January 6, 2024
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Job Description


Join the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global organization dedicated to responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and aiding individuals in rebuilding their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC provides lifesaving care and transformative assistance to refugees affected by war or disaster. Operating in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity, and hope to millions in need.

Job Description:

As a Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist for the USAID/Afghanistan program, you will play a crucial role in employing robust USAID CLA practices tailored to the Program Cycle stages. This position involves leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive learning agenda, fostering collaborative relationships among stakeholders, and contributing to the enhancement of project cycles.


USAID CLA Practices:

Implement strong USAID CLA practices tailored to different Program Cycle stages.

Learning Agenda:

Lead the development and implementation of a learning agenda for continuous improvement.

Stakeholder Collaboration:

Establish, facilitate, and nurture collaborative relationships and dialogue between USAID/Afghanistan stakeholders, including implementing partners and local government stakeholders.

Pause and Reflect Meetings:

Conduct data-driven “pause and reflect” meetings with AQBE partners, in coordination with MERL Director and Senior M&E Manager.

CLA Integration:

  • Identify entry points for integrating CLA into AQBE programming.
  • Identify CLA tools and techniques to enhance the AQBE project cycle.

Lessons Learned:

  • Conduct surveys for lessons learned workshops and generate reports.
  • Support partner organizations in conducting lessons learned workshops and reporting.

Data Analysis and Visualization:

  • Perform analysis of indicator trends to inform learning, in consultation with MERL Director and Senior M&E Manager.
  • Support the visualization of knowledge products.

Job Requirements:

  • 3-4 years of CLA in project management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; master’s degree is preferable in research.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Proficiency in Pashto and Dari languages.
  • Willingness to travel and conduct partner visits.
Submission Guideline:

For IRC-Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

  • Employees are encouraged to remain in a position for at least one year before applying for another position.
  • Flexibility for employees working in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above.
  • All qualified candidates are requested to apply through the provided link: IRC Career Portal.
  • Applications received without the provided link and/or online system will be disqualified.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and interviews.
  • If not contacted within TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.

Submission Email:

Refer to the submission guideline for the application link.

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