Pillar II Ebola MEL Activity Description: USAID’s Ebola Pillar II efforts - mitigating second-order impacts including blunting the economic, social and political consequences in the region – has four sub-components: 1) food security; 2) recovery of health systems and non-Ebola emergency health services, 3) governance and economic crisis mitigation (GECM), and 4) innovation, technology and partnership. These four components, listed in the USAID Africa Bureau’s M&E Framework for Pillar II, include mutually supportive interventions in six sectors or thematic areas: agriculture and food security; health services and systems; education; governance; economic crisis mitigation; and information, communication and technology.
Activity Components: The purpose of each of the two-day learning conferences (three learning conferences, one in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone with approximately 50-100 participants) is to bring together country-wide mission staff, IPs, government counterparts, stakeholders and beneficiaries to share knowledge, research, results, and experiences and to engage private sector and media to better tell the stories within the country, to other Ebola affected countries, and the American public.
Goals and Objectives of the events are:
Working with IBTCI’s core team, other consultants, USAID/DC, USAID/Missions, subcontractors and facilitators working on Ebola Pillar II MEL, this consultant will achieve the following outcomes:
The Communications Specialist (CS) will collaborate with the KM Director, COP and the M&E Director as well as the consultants, clients, mission-based staff, to implement the three two-day learning conferences in West Africa. The learning conferences require a seasoned communicator and management support for the development of a robust learning agenda for this event. IBTCI would like a consultant who is highly knowledgeable to the Ebola Pillar II project and has experience in KM and Learning in the three Ebola-affected countries. The consultant will be a member of the Planning Committee as well as a point of contact for one of the three Mission’s as directed to, and be expected to participate in the conference calls and support the IBTCI KM Director.
Below are expected tasks within Stage 1 and 2 of the planning process that the consultant will support the KM Director in implementing.
Stage 1: High Level Planning: July 1-August 31st, 2017
Stage 2: September 1-September 30, 2017
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Requirements: Minimum 10 years’ experience in knowledge management, learning and communications and developing agendas for training and/or learning events.
Education: Master’s degree in Communications, knowledge management, international development, or related fields.
Supervisory Responsibility: N/A
Travel: Travel is not required for Stages 1 and 2.