Jobs in Uganda - Technical Learning & Innovation Manager Job at Population Services International (PSI)

Technical Learning & Innovation Manager Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 06 April 2021

Hiring Organization: Population Services International (PSI)

JOB DETAILS:
TECHNICAL LEARNING & INNOVATION MANAGER
DEPARTMENT: STRATEGIC INFORMATION AND LEARNING
BASED AT: PSIU HEAD OFFICE
REPORTS TO: STRATEGIC INFORMATION AND LEARNING MANAGER
START DATE: APRIL 2021 [ANTICIPATED]
YOUR CONTRIBUTION
• Conduct process documentation of country-based design work
• Facilitate and document After Action Reviews on a regular basis to ensure structured, team-wide pause, reflection, and learning.
• Execute structured capture of insights, insight synthesis, and resulting design decisions leading to development of prototypes within the DISC project, using tools co-developed by the DISC technical learning team. This will be done under the oversight of the Sr. SRH Advisor – Implementation Science & Learning.
• In collaboration with DISC learning, M&E, and marketing leads, develop and execute prototyping assessment protocols including rubrics for assessment and standards/templates for documentation of prototypes, ensuring alignment with agreed-upon thresolds of evidence and methodological rigor.
• Rigorously document prototyping including methods, prototype characteristics, and assessment results.
• Develop dynamic prototype ‘report cards’ tailored to the country context to ensure documents are ready for external audiences’ engagement and critical learning exchange.
• In line with DISC and PSI technical documentation guidelines, support development of technical publications (grey literature) reflecting DISC process and learning—publications that go beyond surface promotional publications, to critically examine technical strategy and its implementation.
• Under the oversight of the Evidence and Learning Lead – DISC Project, coordinate your in-country teams’ development and execution of Adaptive Implementation as part of the teams’ eventual transition from the design to implementation phase of the project. .

THE BASICS
• Relevant degree, e.g. MPH preferred.
• At least 5 years of experience in donor-funded organizations or projects, in the following:
1. Technical sexual and reproductive health-related roles,
2. Participatory and/or human-centered design.
3. Qualitative and/or mixed methods research.
4. Learning and knowledge management roles, including technical writing
• Professional experience in Sub-Saharan African countries, including Uganda and/or similar contexts is desirable.
• Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of public health programming in challenging operating environments.
• Proven expertise and competence in facilitation and team-based collaborative learning approaches.
• Familiarity with implementation of structured learning and improvement approaches, e.g. USAID’s Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation framework, DFID’s Adaptive Management approach, the Deming Cycle, continuous quality improvement, etc.
• Highly organized; ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and keep teams on track.
• Clear and consistent communicator, able to translate complex programmatic information into user-friendly guidance for country teams and use-oriented knowledge products for external partners, including technical publications, webinars, abstracts, and tools


WHAT WOULD GET US EXCITED?
Creative critical thinker:
You understand and value the importance of creating safe spaces for teams to ideate, reflect, and think ‘big’. You know how to ensure rigorous, evidence-based thinking is a part of this creative space, so that products are both ambitious and technically sound.
Collaborative spark:
You know how to foster teams’ enthusiasm and ability to work together to engage with learning and improve. You encourage team’s desires to problem-solve, helping to apply global and local evidence as teams try new things, and advance toward shared goals for the project. You cultivate vibrant exchanges where diverse perspectives enrich outcomes.
An agile executor:
You know how to make the work of technical learning and knowledge management feel ‘do-able’ to busy teams. You understand how and when to empower colleagues to lead on learning efforts, and when it is important to carry the work yourself so as to enable high quality outputs without slowing teams’ progress on other primary objectives.
A rigorous detective, and communicator:
You are an experienced analyst and a thought leader. You know how to move from field observation to data capture, synthesis, and results, applying rubrics effectively to generate systematic findings from design and implementation experience. You know how to take these findings and develop compelling technical knowledge products.


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
• Measurement: Evidence, research, metrics and evaluation inform our choices.
• Pragmatism: We strive for excellence, but useful and timely are better than perfect.
• Honesty: We act with integrity, share what we achieve, and admit when we fail.
• Collaboration: Active partnering drives impact.
• Trust: We have confidence in our people to make good decisions.
• Commitment: We build local capacity and programs that last.


Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Application procedure

Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY to apply@psiug.org  indicating the Job title in the subject of the email. Inclusion of your salary expectation in your cover letter is a key requirement. Submission of certified academic papers is compulsory. Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm (1700H) on Tuesday April 6th, 2021.
Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.
Please note PSI Uganda does not solicit for funds during any recruitment process.

Date Posted: 2021-03-26

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