Job Opportunity: Learning Network Leader - Foundational Skills
Organization: Education Development Center (EDC)
Location of position: Washington, D.C. (employees can work remotely)
Full-Time/Part-Time: Regular Part-Time (50% with potential for up to Full-Time based on availability)
Description of position:
The Leading through Learning Global Platform project in the International Development Division of EDC has an opening for a Learning Network Leader – Foundational Skills, reporting to the Leading Through Learning Global Platform Project Director, in Washington DC. The Learning Network Leader may be based out of any of EDC's offices or a remote hire, and is not restricted to Washington, DC.
The Leading through Learning Global Platform (“Leading Through Learning”) is designed to significantly contribute to the establishment and expansion of a global education learning system for USAID and its partners working in education. Leading Through Learning works to enhance education program quality as well as position USAID as a thought leader in knowledge management for development. Essential elements of the system include USAID DC and Mission education teams; US, international, and locally based implementing, research partners, donor and private sector partners; international and local representatives of other global/regional education networks; and partner country government and local representatives.
Leading Through Learning is structured as a distributed network of 3-6 regional hubs, including one DC-based hub, through which members have the opportunity to access, build and share knowledge to address local needs while at the same time benefiting from and contributing to a global community of learning. The hub structure—currently in its design phase—will create a platform through which participants in multiple regions and/or countries can identify and share local needs, interests, knowledge products and expertise and benefit from knowledge that is created and shared from other regional hubs, including USAID Washington. Each hub will house local “chapters” of technically-focused Learning Networks (LNs). These will build on the experience of the two USAID-focused LNs the Global Reading Network (GRN) and the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN).
The Learning Network Leader - Foundational Skills (LNL FS) will provide technical leadership across all Leading Through Learning hubs and as a result is responsible for planning for, overseeing and implementing, and making linkages among LN Foundational Skills activities across all of Leading Through Learning’s hubs. LN activities include LN work plan development and execution in response to member demand and collaboration with Hub Coordinators and other LN Leaders; LN work plans will include a mix of activities including the development and/or sharing of knowledge products (such as tools, assessments, implementation research reports, empirical research reports, policy research reports, literature and landscape reviews, White Papers, Guidance Notes, How-To Notes); learning events (such as webcasts, consultations, round-tables, co-design sessions, etc.); and professional development opportunities (such as in-person or virtual training events) which respond to member priorities. The LNL will also be responsible for contributing to the identification, mobilization and coordination of Steering Group members and related SG work, in line with the Leading Through Learning LN and Hubs purpose and mission.
See the full job posting on the EDC website for a complete list of essential functions and qualifications, and to apply.