ACDI / VOCA Director of Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation Vacancy in Kenya

ACDI / VOCA is seeking candidates for a Director of Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation for an anticipated Feed the Future livestock market systems development project in northern Kenya funded by USAID.

The project will enable people, households, and communities to increase their resilience, sustainably moving out of poverty and chronic vulnerability and strengthen their resilience so they can do so sustainably, in the face of complex risk and recurrent shocks and stresses.

The Director of CLA is a critical position within the project, and will have responsibility for facilitating cross-project and cross-component learning and collaboration, overseeing the functions of communications, training, behavior change, knowledge management and M&E, and leveraging these various functions to improve technical implementation, effective use of resources, and sustainability.


The CLA Director will carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Design the project’s Learning Agenda including surveys, case studies, and other tools to evaluate project impact, trends, and other learnings. Provide comprehensive analysis of learning outcomes to inform project interventions.
  • Lead the CLA unit, which will encompass the LWA’s communications, knowledge management, and M&E functions providing a centralized point for analysis, strategic planning.
  • Collaborate closely with the Chief of Party, M&E Director, technical staff to ensure quality control, provide input into the development of the PMP, and alignment between performance monitoring efforts and the strategic information needs of the LWA and the donor.
  • Oversee, and as needed develop and implement the knowledge management and communications functions of the LWA, ensuring overall quality control and responsiveness of these efforts to the technical teams’ needs, and facilitating integration of these efforts throughout the LWA.
  • Work directly with the associate awards leadership team to plan, design, and or/manage specific CLA strategies and activities, such as supporting incorporation of technical, contextual and experiential learning into technical strategies, interventions, and processes.
  • Leverage a mix of informational sources and research methods – project M&E data, observations from staff and partners, primary and secondary market research to develop a learning agenda and apply that learning into improved work planning and project activities.
  • Participate in regular senior management planning meetings, and recommend how activities should be adapted to incorporate learnings across associate awards.
  • Lead developing, capturing, sharing, and testing methods, models, and tools to advance the learning objectives.

Please apply online at

No phone calls please.

Only finalists contacted.

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.


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