Learning and Impact Advisor, Global DASHED Activity

Learning and Impact Advisor, Global DASHED Activity


Washington D.C., United States

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Learning and Impact Advisor for an upcoming Global Feed the Future DASHED Activity funded by USAID. The anticipated program will be implemented across multiple countries and will increase access to safe and nutritious foods by improving business and technical practices related to food processing, strengthening market linkages, and facilitating knowledge sharing

The Learning Advisor will work closely with both technical and M&E staff to ensure coordination, collaboration and learning across all interventions and sectors. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in Washington, DC.


  • Provide strategic leadership for learning and knowledge exchange across central funding, as well as through mission buy-in’s;
  • Provide technical guidance to the Mission’s to inform investment decisions, collaboration approaches, and measurement of systems level changes;
  • Develop learning and knowledge management agenda for the project staff to promote a learning culture;
  • Ensure that programmatic learning and results are fully documented, shared and used to drive adaptive management processes;
  • Develop and adapt tools to enhance documentation of best practices and project learning;
  • Lead the collection, analysis, documentation, dissemination and use of best practices and lessons learned;
  • Design and implemented a streamlined data management system. Support partners to develop logic models, design surveys, and improve data management;
  • Co-facilitated= strategic working sessions and Pause and Reflects sessions with the USAID and its partners with diverse methodologies ;
  • Design and implement internal and external knowledge exchange and learning events to improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application;
  • Develop and/or maintain strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders to promote effective coordination, collaboration and dissemination of program learning;
  • Support the design and implementation of an M&E framework and plan that incorporates CLA principles and components; 
  • Support data quality improvement process for project M&E data.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, agriculture, business administration or relevant field is required; master’s degree is desired;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in CLA, adaptive management or the M&E component of a donor funded project;
  • Experience contributing to the design and implementation of a projects learning, and measurement strategy;
  • Experience developing streamlined data collection and management systems that drive learning and adaptation;
  • Experience working on USAID global mechanism is preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required.

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