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Redss Learning Specialist

Closing: Apr 5, 2024

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Published: Mar 25, 2024 (24 days ago)

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Background and overall purpose of the role:

The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) is a coalition of 14 NGOs working in the search of durable solutions in East Africa. ReDSS Regional Secretariat is based in Nairobi with country units in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. It is a coordination and information hub that focuses on research and knowledge management, programme support, capacity development, policy dialogue, and internal/external coordination. For more information  http://www.regionaldss.org. The Learning Specialist will play an essential role in the creation, management and promotion of durable solutions related knowledge and learning as a vehicle for designing effective durable solutions policies and programming.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • 5-7 years of experience in similar positions involving information management, learning and communications; requiring analysis and presentation of complex information in a simple and accessible manner;
  • Strong analytical and writing skills with proven experience in producing high quality learning and communication materials
  • Excellent coordination, inter-personal and facilitation and communication skills to build trusted relationships with a wide array of humanitarian and development partners, donors, Government agencies, etc.
  • Excellent IT command, close familiarity with the maintenance and management of template-style websites, social media platforms and experience of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management
  • Flexibility, proactive engagement, ability to work under pressure and demonstrate high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability


Responsibilities

Background and overall purpose of the role:

The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) is a coalition of 14 NGOs working in the search of durable solutions in East Africa. ReDSS Regional Secretariat is based in Nairobi with country units in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. It is a coordination and information hub that focuses on research and knowledge management, programme support, capacity development, policy dialogue, and internal/external coordination. For more information  http://www.regionaldss.org. The Learning Specialist will play an essential role in the creation, management and promotion of durable solutions related knowledge and learning as a vehicle for designing effective durable solutions policies and programming.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • 5-7 years of experience in similar positions involving information management, learning and communications; requiring analysis and presentation of complex information in a simple and accessible manner;
  • Strong analytical and writing skills with proven experience in producing high quality learning and communication materials
  • Excellent coordination, inter-personal and facilitation and communication skills to build trusted relationships with a wide array of humanitarian and development partners, donors, Government agencies, etc.
  • Excellent IT command, close familiarity with the maintenance and management of template-style websites, social media platforms and experience of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management
  • Flexibility, proactive engagement, ability to work under pressure and demonstrate high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability


Develop and manage ReDSS Kenya knowledge management and learning strategy

  • Design and manage a ReDSS Kenya knowledge management and learning strategy to systematically create, share and apply durable solutions related knowledge to inform programming and policy influencing
  • Compile and synthesize information and data and manage the production and dissemination of a diverse range of information products
  • Produce and coordinate regular analytical case studies and briefs on developments, trends and outcomes of displacement and solutions in the Kenya based on research and analysis produced by ReDSS and/or partners
  • Operationalize and monitor a ReDSS Kenya learning framework with measurable indicators with monthly, quarterly and annual reports and related products shared internally and externally, informed by ReDSS’s overall Shared Agenda document

Support knowledge sharing and organization of learning events, including through support to the new Kenya Evidence Platform project

  • Develop a dissemination structure with clear coordination mechanisms, to share regular analysis and information/ update including development and management of a variety of learning tools and templates (online or otherwise)
  • Facilitate and coordinate knowledge sharing and learning activities between ReDSS, its partners and key stakeholders at national and county level (with a particular focus on local academia, refugee researchers and local authorities)
  • Support preparations for learning events and workshops and carry out post-learning event evaluation
  • Support the Kenya Country Manager in project management tasks relating to the Kenya Evidence Platform project, particular on liaising with other ReDSS staff and project partners to ensure delivery of the workplan
  • Provide support and coordinate with refugee researchers and local academia, in particularly under the Kenya Evidence Platform, in commissioning thematic/sectoral studies on durable solutions related themes (including quality assurance and monitoring of collective objectives)
  • Ensure quality standards of all knowledge products produced by ReDSS in collaboration with partners

Manage ReDSS Kenya external communication and branding

  • Manage ReDSS Kenya communication and branding tools
  • Manage ReDSS Kenya website page, and provide and share regular analysis on its use
  • Work with ReDSS regional communication and learning coordinator to update ReDSS social media accounts to share and disseminate knowledge and learning from Kenya
  • Produce quarterly updates for external sharing with key partners and stakeholders
  • Maintain ReDSS contact database and manage all communication and visibility components

Other tasks

  • Provide additional support to the work of the ReDSS Kenya team and the wider ReDSS team as required


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