DanChurchAid (DCA) – Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Assistant.

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Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Assistant-DCA Kenya (Nakuru County)

DanChurchAid (DCA)  Kenya is working with refugees and local communities in Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Busia and Siaya counties to enhance peace, livelihoods and resilience. DCA implements projects directly as well as through local partner organizations. For more information on DCA, please visit www.danchurchaid.org.

 DCA is implementing a 42-month ‘Daisy’ project funded by NORAD. The project is implemented by DCA Kenya Office, in partnership with Kentegra and the National Council of Churches in Kenya (NCCK). To this end, DCA is seeking to recruit a dynamic and proactive Kenyan National for the position of Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Assistant. The position is based in Nakuru County, and reports to the Project Coordinator, Daisy Project.

The main responsibilities of the Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Assistant:

Project Reporting

  • Lead the development of systems and processes for the implementation of the project MEAL frameworks.
  • Using advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis methods generate datasets, assessments, and reports analysis to support project staff in generating high quality reports for various audiences.
  • Maintain an updated Indicator Performance Tracker (IPT) for the Daisy project, including maintenance of an agile and accessible secure physical and digital filing system and project database.
  • Lead the documentation of project results, impact, best practices and significant changes. Document learning and best practices; disseminate learnings, reports, publications and participate in learning sessions, and ensuring that the lessons learnt are utilized to inform programming and advocacy.
  • Communicate project performance by processing, packaging, and disseminating a wide range of Information, Education and Communications (IEC) materials including county profiles, commodity brochures and reports among relevant stakeholders.
  • Support efforts to build the capacity of project staff, partners and other relevant stakeholders on implementation of MEAL actions.

 Collaborative Learning and adaptation.

  • The CLA Assistant will have the responsibility for facilitating knowledge sharing/learning activities, monitoring behaviour change and adaptation across project partners and stakeholders. This will include individual actions, organizational operating principles, societal cultures, local laws, policies, and institutional operating principles.
  • Coordinate processes to identify, design and/or adapt tech-enabled extension worker tracking and monitoring systems with third party providers.
  • Lead in researching and identifying performance, skills, knowledge, information, and attitude gaps of project beneficiaries and partner staff and create and/or select learning experiences to fill this gap.
  • Support efforts to build the capacity of project staff, partners, and other relevant stakeholders on implementation of MEAL actions.
  • Lead in facilitating learning design processes together with end-users, subject matter experts, project leads, interaction designers, external partners, and the communities.
  • Facilitate collaborative planning sessions to finalize learning activities that address learning questions of relevance to key stakeholders.
  • Take lead in research on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) approaches including relationship with academic and research institutions.

 Competencies and Professional Qualifications:

  • A holder of a degree in either Social Sciences, Community Development, Project management or a related field.  A masters degree is preferred.
  • Expertise in the usage of MS-Excel, Commcare, STATA, SPSS, Power Bi, NVIVO and other data management software.
  • Experience in setting up and use of Digital Data Collection Data Collection software such as Kobo, Magpi,etc.
  • The canditate should posess strong skills in  qualitative and quantative data analysis, reporting and  presentation
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with INGOs.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and facilitate collaborative learning.
  • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot, perform root cause analysis, identify and isolate technical issues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivation, creativity and an ability to perform without close supervision.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. Candidates must have the right to work in Kenya.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

DCA offers

The position is initially for one year with possibility of extension. DCA offers a salary package (salary, insurance, and other benefits) in accordance to experience and DCA Kenya HR Manual.

Only applications consisting of the below will be considered:

Cover Letter (max 1 page),
CV (max 3 pages)

Please click on APPLY NOW button at the end of this vacancy announcement to apply.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications will be Wednesday 20th July 2022

DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us.  Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy




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