Job Opportunity - Learning/ Knowledge Management Coordinator - East Africa Resilience Learning Project

Project Description

This project, the Resilience Learning Project, will be a five-year contract and will be a key component of establishing a multi-layered, multi-institutional initiative to build drought resilience to mitigate the accelerating pace of humanitarian emergencies in East Africa.  This USAID/East Africa project will broadly operate with the following objectives:

1. Facilitate the adoption and resilience-enhancing technologies and innovations;

2. Develop and test models for integrating humanitarian and development assistance;

3. Facilitate and catalyze widespread adoption of effective models using the Collaboration, Learning, and Adaption (CLA) approach to address development in the arid and semi-arid lands;

4. Strengthen the knowledge management capacity of the regional, national, and local institutions to translate learning into programs and policies; and

5. Address gender issues that are key to achieving growth and resilience across the humanitarian and development assistance continuum


Job Description

The Kaizen Company is seeking a Learning and Knowledge Management Coordinator who will be the key contact for coordination of all the learning and knowledge management components of the contract.  Most of the activities and work will be performed in Nairobi, Kenya.  


  • Planning and overseeing the implementation of learning and knowledge management activities
  • Mobilizing experts to respond to task requests
  • Furnishing required reports to USAID / Meeting with the COR and activity manager as necessary


  • American or Kenyan citizenship
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (i.e. agriculture, international development, international affairs, knowledge management, adult learning, instructional design and teaching, or other appropriate field)
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in the area of knwoledge management
  • At least 3 or more years of experience working with online communities and web-based systems for knowledge sharing and/or collaboration
  • Familiarity with the key principles of food security, resilience, and agriculture-led growth
  • French, Swahili, Bantu Languages, or other native languages of East Africa are a plus.

 Please email Steve Simon with your cover letter and CV at if you fit or exceed the qualifications listed above.

Organization Description

The Kaizen Company ( is an international development consulting firm located in Washington DC, that specializes in knowledge management and organizational learning.  Kaizen has experience working in a wide variety of areas, including public management, private sector development, and policy reform.

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