The Learning Lab Knowledge Manager is responsible for managing the Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Learning Lab. The Learning Lab Knowledge Manager reports directly to Integrated Risk Management Director. The IRM Learning Laboratory is one of three key elements of the Humanitarian Partnership Program whose piloting is mandated on the Country Office (CO) as a result of the Country Presence Review process (the two other elements being the development of a partnership platform for delivering humanitarian preparedness and response, and the creation of a CARE member or affiliate in the Philippines.) The IRM Learning Laboratory will provide support to the partnership platform and the rest of CARE.
Job Responsibility – Management of the IRM learning lab 70% of time
The Learning Lab Knowledge Manager will provide leadership to the operationalization of the IRM Learning Lab. Supervised directly by the IRM Director, s/he will perform the following general tasks:
Lead in putting in place a knowledge management system for the Leaning Lab;
Support the formulation of the plan and budget for the two-year pilot phase of the Learning Lab;
Lead in developing activities such as researches aimed at further creating evidence and greater knowledge on IRM;
Collaborate internally with IRM projects and the humanitarian partnership platform of the country office to provide avenues for further developing the concept of IRM, relevant approaches, methodologies and tools;
Externally, establish and sustain linkages with project implementing partners, academic and research institutions, national government agencies, local government units, communities, civil society organizations, and the private sector to develop and promote IRM policy, practice and investments;
Provide placement for national and international students and researchers to link IRM theory with practice
Support in clarifying and promoting the concept and practice of IRM, its approaches, methodologies and tools among partners, CO staff, government, private sector and DRR and emergency response organizations;
Support the integration of IRM into CARE projects and programs;
Assist in fundraising for the Leaning Lab, including development of project proposals and concept notes
Job Responsibility – Partnership and Networking 30% of time
Coordinate with partners the consolidation, documentation and dissemination of existing evidence of IRM practice and learning;
Collaborate with partners to generate and share successes, challenges, innovations and learning;
Collaborate with partners in producing different knowledge products including publications;
Coordinate with partners the organization of regular learning activities, both remote and face-to-face, including conferences, roundtable discussions, and learning visits;
Support capacity-building of partners on IRM and the integration or mainstreaming of IRM in their programming;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required: College degree Knowledge Management; or a degree in related fields, preferably combined with short or diploma courses in knowledge management
Desired: Postgraduate degree in the above studies.
· Minimum five years in the following fields: disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, ecosystem management and restoration, humanitarian and emergency response; three years of which is proven record of experience in knowledge management
· At least 3 years of cumulative experience in Knowledge Management for disaster risk reduction, climate-smart disaster risk reduction, or ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, or ecosystem-based adaptation.
· Familiarity with the application of community-based, rights-based and other approaches
· Experience working with high-risk communities, local government units, national government agencies, academic and research institutions, civil society organization, private sector organizations and donors
· Experience in managing local and international, remote and face-to-face learning activities
· Experience in project development, fund-raising and donor relations
· Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
· Strong research and Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability skills.
· Good communication and presentation skills.
· Ability to work under stressful conditions.
· Fluent in verbal and written English.
· Good computer skills.
· Strong management, coordination and mentoring skills, especially with cross-cultural groups under difficult field conditions.
· Good training skills
· Ability to set priorities for self and team, and ensure these priorities are addressed.
· Ability to keep focused on the overall CARE strategy while developing programs that are sensitive to cultural, gender and political realities of the workplace.
· Strong leadership, coordination and analytical skills.
· Fundraising and donor-relations skills
· Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity
· Building Partnerships – identifying opportunities and establishing effective relationships between one area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or other organizations to help achieve CARE’s objectives.
· Facilitating Change – Encouraging others to seek and act upon opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; critically analyzing evolving and fluid situations; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; actively engaging with resistance to change.
· Initiating Action – Taking prompt action to achieve objectives; taking decisive action to achieve goals in times of uncertainty or in fluid contexts; being proactive.
· Innovation – Generating innovative solutions; trying different and novel ways to deal with work challenges and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.
· Planning and Organization – Establishing a course of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently and effectively in accordance with CARE’s core values.
· Stress tolerance – Maintaining effective performance under pressure or adversity; handling stress in a manner that is consistent with CARE’s core values.
Review and recommend for approval partner proposals and budgets. Review and recommend for approval partner and care project reports.
Provide recommendations on staffing to IRM director and Country Director.
CARE Philippines Information, Communication and Knowledge Manager, and the MEAL staff
CARE Philippines SMT and other staff – for coordination of work
CARE Nederland, CARE USA and CARE International – for coordination of Learning Lab related activities
LOCAL IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: coordination.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS, NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE SECTOR: coordination
Location: Quezon City, Philippines
Expected percentage of time traveling: 50%
Special Conditions: none
Interested individuals may send application – updated CV (and preferably sample write-ups related to the position) to [email protected] and/or [email protected]. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Be informed that this is for a local/national post. For further details you may contact +632-351-6458.