Creative Associates International - Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist Community, Family and Youth Resilience Project
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist Community, Family and Youth Resilience Project
Position Location: Saint Lucia or Guyana
Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
The USAID Community, Family, and Youth Resilience (CFYR) project offers a holistic approach to violence prevention, using primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention interventions. The program strengthens youth, family, and community support systems; improves the skills of youth to resist involvement in violence; expands access to education and employment opportunities; and provides specialized services to youth at the highest risk of engaging in violence. Additionally, the program is working in Guyana on juvenile justice reforms to ensure that youth already in contact with the law can be successfully rehabilitated and reintegrated into the community. The project is based in Saint Lucia, with satellite offices in St. Kitts and Guyana.
The Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist will work closely with the CFYR team, national and regional bodies, donors, and USAID/ESC, to synthesize and promote knowledge sharing activities and resources through a continuous learning cycle across all ten USAID/ESC host countries. The Specialist will develop strategies to capture, share, and apply knowledge and learning generated by the project, and support design and organization of national and regional events and conferences. This senior specialist will also be tasked with overseeing an advocacy agenda which promotes policy reform around positive youth development and crime and violence prevention interventions grounded in public health approaches.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist reports to the Chief of Party
- Implementing the knowledge management and learning strategy for the CFYR program which includes sharing of evidence-based practices for crime and violence prevention and advocating for policy reforms at local, national and regional levels;
- Map of initiatives and critical actors across the region to be included in learning agenda and advocacy agenda;
- Work closely with the CFYR Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure that the program’s results are fully integrated in the learning agenda;
- Ensure that program interventions and results are mapped on the CFYR digital, GPS enabled platform;
- Lead the implementation of CFYR learning events, including but not limited to conferences and workshops at the regional level.
- Prepare project reporting documents including quarterly and annual reports; workplans; results of surveys conducted, among others.
- Support, as needed, the impact evaluation of the Prevention and Intervention Family Systems Model.
- Other activities as may be required.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in communications, community development, economics, education, social work, public health, or related field.
- Minimum of 8 years (6 with Master’s Degree) of relevant experience, including knowledge management work on international development projects.
- Direct experience in violence prevention interventions for at-risk youth populations, youth development, citizen security or related field.
- Demonstrated experience organizing conferences and learning exchanges with a focus on youth development, crime or violence prevention, or related topic.
- Strong leadership, technical and analytical skills, including an ability to interact effectively with government counterparts, and local and community organizations.
- Excellent oral and writing skills; strong interpersonal and communications skills; exceptional attention to detail.
- Professional fluency in spoken and written English.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
- Over 6 years of progressive knowledge management experience on international development projects related to violence prevention interventions.
- Experience in advocacy or designing and raising awareness around policy reform for youth development, crime or violence prevention or related topic.
- Experience on USAID-funded programs.
Citizens of CARICOM and OECS member states are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should email their application letter and CV with Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist in the subject line to: Employment@crea-cfyr.com
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.