01 May EQWIP HUBS – Knowledge and Learning Manager (in Senegal)

EQWIP HUBS – Knowledge and Learning Manager
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Project Title:  EQWIP HUBS: Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods
Start: May 2017
Status: Manager Level, contract
Schedule: Full-time
Salary:  Competitive Salary and Benefits

INITIATIVE DESCRIPTION

EQWIP HUBS is a dynamic platform of diverse actors and young people working together to develop solutions to both local and global social, economic and environmental challenges in six countries around the world. EQWIP, an innovative youth serving partnership between Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI) has brought together a global consortium including UN-HABITAT, TakingITGlobal (TIG), the Education Development Centre (EDC) and the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) to collaborate on this initiative.

Through 17 youth-centered EQWIP HUBS in urban areas in six countries, participatory programming supports young people in accessing a sustainable livelihood. Through the engagement of a multi-stakeholder EQWIP HUB Network, EQWIP HUBS fosters a supportive and responsive enabling environment for youth livelihood activities by providing mentorship, coaching, and access to capital. The EQWIP HUB Network will strengthen the capacity of public and private sector stakeholders and civil society related to youth mainstreaming for policies, products, and services.

EQWIP HUBS is a team of energetic, skilled and passionate individuals who are motivated by the prospect of exploring new and creative approaches to solving complex global challenges.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Country Manager, the Knowledge and Learning Manager plays a leadership role in ensuring that relevant knowledge on livelihoods programming will be gathered and shared through a dynamic knowledge management system which include monitoring, evaluation and learning components. These will be applied to promote innovation and quality in the design and delivery of program training and related activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Knowledge Management

  • Lead the adaptation and implementation of the overall EQWIP M&E Strategy at the country level in close collaboration with the M&E Lead and key project stakeholders (volunteers, partners, youth participants)
  • Ensure program quality through implementation of activity-specific review systems, comprehensive M&E systems, and staff development
  • Provide management for the implementation of the HUB M&E system, working closely with other staff, consultants, youth and partners
  • Contribute to the development of the knowledge management system including development of context-appropriate tools and activities
  • Develop results and performance reports, in addition to other briefings, summaries, papers and presentations for various audiences as needed
  • Assure that knowledge about the project’s achievements (expected and unexpected) are documented and shared with the appropriate stakeholders by researching and collecting content and stories.

Learning Management

  • Ensure that training curriculum design, adaptation and delivery integrates learning and  best practice and is youth centered, creative and experiential
  • Identify, document and share good practice, lessons learned and trends in the youth livelihoods sector to ensure program relevance and effectiveness
  • Provide leadership and management for the development, coordination and delivery of training activities for young women and men
  • Lead the review, adaptation and development of core training curriculum in entrepreneurship and employment, in close coordination with the training coordinators

Technical Support

  • Train HUB’s partners and staff on the efficient use of the monitoring system, provide ongoing coaching/support through regular project site monitoring visits
  • Establish and maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with project staff, implementing partners, consortium partners and sector stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support to the Hub’s Training Coordinator around the delivery of the training activities
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the Country Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Diploma
  • 5 to 7 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, training, and knowledge management.
  • Passion, understanding and ability to utilize measurement to improve programming
  • Understanding of and experience with participatory training techniques
  • A successful track record in supervising, designing, managing, implementing and monitoring training plans
  • Ability to gather and organize information and resources, compile data, and to synthesize knowledge from diverse sources of information.
  • Experience in planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting and reporting
  • Proven ability to manage and provide ongoing training and support on M&E to diverse staff and personnel
  • Knowledge, previous experience or interest in applying IT and social media to learning and M&E
  • Energetic and collaborative spirit, with the ability take initiative, and a willingness to develop new skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and work effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Availability to travel within the host country
  • Strong verbal and written English skills required
  • Applicant MUST be a citizen of Senegal

Deadline to apply:  Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 5pm EST.  Applications will be considered upon submission.   Please submit your cover letter and CV as a one document Word or PDF e-mail attachment to hr@eqwiphubs.org  with “Senegal – Knowledge and Learning Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.