East Africa Resilience Learning Project (USAID) -The Collaborative, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Trainer (Long Term Position - 5 years)

Water for Life Solutions (W4LS) is looking for a Collaborative, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Trainer that will be the point of contact for management of the training component of the RLP contract. His or her duties must include but not be limited to responding to task requests, furnishing to appropriate USAID offices the required reports, and meetings with the COR and activity managers as necessary. This position will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya


Background/ Project Description

The Horn of Africa faces severe and complex challenges, including recurrent droughts and conflicts. The 2011 food security crisis in the Horn of Africa was a stark reminder that insufficient attention has been given to addressing the root causes of vulnerability in the drylands of the region. Following quickly upon the 2008-2009 drought, the 2011 drought resulted in alarming spikes in acute malnutrition and the widespread and rapid deterioration of food security. At the same time, decades of underinvestment have left the region’s arid districts highly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change, food insecurity, and conflict.


The goal of the Resilience Learning Project is mutual learning and knowledge management leading to a supportive policy environment and increased impacts of programming on drought resilience and growth.


These objectives must be advanced through five intermediate results:

1) Resilience-enhancing technologies and innovations disseminated;

2) Models for integrating humanitarian and development assistance developed and tested;

3) Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) approach catalyzed;

4) Knowledge management capacity of regional, national, and local institutions strengthened; and

5) Gender issues that are key to resilience and growth incorporated at all levels.

The Collaborative, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Trainer Qualifications and Requirements

  • The CLA Trainer must have an advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • The CLA Trainer must have direct experience with the CLA or closely related approaches.
  • The CLA Trainer must have a minimum of five years’ experience working in capacity-building, course design, and/or training management.
  • The CLA Trainer must demonstrate knowledge of interactive adult training and learning methods, including on-line learning and interactive group learning.
  • The CLA Trainer must have prior experience in team planning and organization.
  • The CLA Trainer must be familiar with the key principles of food security, resilience, and agriculture led economic growth.


All interested candidates can submit their CV to Ahmed Chebaane at achebaane@w4ls.com


Water for Life Solutions LLC is a water and environment international consulting firm drawing on the broad experience of highly skilled senior professionals.  Our staff and associates come from prominent domestic, regional, and international institutions with deep knowledge of the requirements of the public and private sectors. They bring tremendous experience from their work across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and North America for US and International firms and organizations such as USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Their superior quality of work, professional integrity, and honesty helped them gain the respect of specialists, decision makers, and clients in addition to establishing strong national and regional networks.  Building on these assets, Water for Life Solutions (W4LS) is set to provide high quality advisory services and solutions to its customers.

To learn more about Water for Life Solutions' services and capabilities, visit us on our website at www.w4ls.com

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