Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator || Mercy Corps

  • Mutare

Mercy Corps

DUE : 23 JAN 2023

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps partners with communities as they move from a place of fragility to resilience, meeting urgent needs while addressing root causes – always powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse, and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

The Program / Department / Team
Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, oppression by building secure, productive, and just communities. Mercy Corps has been present in Zimbabwe since 2002 focusing its interventions on a multi sectoral market systems development portfolio mobilizing communities to promote small-scale agriculture and revive local economies. Its current operations focus on helping smallholder farmers increase their incomes and harvests through the power of technology and increasing urban household access to quality, reliable water, sanitation and hygiene services. Zimbabwe continues to experience recurrent environmental, economic and social shocks affecting the wellbeing of its communities and undermining development investments. Mercy Corps puts resilience at core of its strategy to contribute to the wellbeing of Zimbabweans by building communities’ capacities and strengthening systems and institutions.

General Position Summary
The goal of this program is to build the resilience of individual households, communities, and institutions against economic and climate shocks in Mutare Urban. The Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator will be responsible for research, generating evidence, and facilitating development of knowledge products for the Urban Resilience Building program. This will support learning by generating a body of evidence to inform urban resilience programming and best practices. The Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator will report directly to the Program Manager and will work in close collaboration with the MEL Officer and Program Team to ensure that Knowledge Management and Learning is integrated into programming.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead development and technical inputs on overall research design, refining research questions, data
collection methods and instruments.
Lead the documentation, measurement of progress and sharing of best practices of the Urban
Resilience Building program.
Support partners in conducting informed applied research studies on the impact of resilience building
efforts to achieve URB objectives.
Provide technical guidance to partner research efforts to ensure methodological soundness of
research studies and evaluations.
Collaborate with other Urban Resilience Program partners to develop innovative mechanisms to
collect and share program learnings in various forums.
Support the documentation of research findings and lead on presentation of research findings and
contribute to publications and reports.
Disseminate research projects through written reports, blogs and presentations.

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
Master’s degree in Development Studies, Gender Studies, Economics, Public Policy, or other
relevant fields.
At least 5 years of research experience in development context.
Highly competent with quantitative and qualitative research methods, including research design,
participatory data collection methods, and use of data analysis software.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to creatively problem-solveStrong writing skills, including past experience generating substantive written products; excellent
verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate research findings, both visually and in writing
Previous experience managing research projects
Must be adaptable to and comfortable with shifting priorities

TO APPLY
To apply, please send one document that includes your cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, contactable references, and your CV to Mercy Corps Human Resources at zw-hr@mercycorps.org by COB 23 January 2023. Application should be clearly marked with the position applied for in the email subject line.

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity organization and encourages both female and male candidates to apply. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and shortlisting will proceed as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.