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  • Posted: Nov 22, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. We do what we do because 80 per cent of blindness in the world is avoidable, and we think that’s astoundingly unfair. We do it becau...
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    Learning and Knowledge Manager

    We’re looking for a Learning and Knowledge Manager – a new role within our expanding team to help us support the delivery of Sightsavers’ MEL team’s evidence generation agenda across select programmes in Africa and Asia.

    Salary:          Kenya and Nigeria – Local terms and conditions apply

    Location:     Sightsavers Kenya or Nigeria (Abuja) Offices

    Contract:     6-month fixed term contract – with the potential to extend

     About the role

    We are looking for a Learning and Knowledge Manager to help us support a strong learning culture embedded in our programmes and operations. This will include facilitating learning from select programmes including from project results, evaluations, reviews and through designing specific learning and knowledge exchange exercises with programme stakeholders.

    You will join at an exciting time for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team. A major part of this role will be to ensure that we collect, document and share lessons and evidence about what works for people and communities to achieve our programme goals, particularly in social inclusion and education. The Learning and Knowledge Manager will collaborate and share good practice from our programmes with technical colleagues and staff globally, and where relevant with partners, external agencies and people and communities we serve.  Key duties will include:

    • Developing and implement a detailed learning plan based on learning outcomes or learning questions
    • Collecting, analysing and synthesising data to draw conclusions and identify key learning
    • Producing and disseminating high quality learning products – reports, infographics, blog posts, videos etc
    • Collaborating on ensuring learning is utilised within Sightsavers, for example, in decision-making processes
    • Collaborating on ensuring that learning is fed back to people and communities we serve
    • Tracking and documenting promising innovations from our programmes to date

    About you

    This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, professional and friendly team. We’re looking for a self-starter who can get up to speed quickly. To succeed in this role, you will need:

    • Extensive experience in MEL or research, preferably in international development sector
    • Extensive experience in a learning/knowledge management role
    • Master’s qualification in related subject preferred
    • Ability to quickly and competently analyse, consolidate and summarise complex information from multiple data sources, including quantitative and qualitative data.
    • Ability to make compelling and informative communications verbally in English and in a range of written and visual formats to a variety of stakeholders, including in multi-lingual contexts
    • Intellectual curiosity, creativity and judgement to take a pro-active approach to sharing our knowledge and experience in what works.
    • Personal effectiveness/self-management: ability to work under time pressures, but also to be flexible and adaptable.
    • Clear vision and strong planning skills to create and deliver a learning agenda.
    • Experience in the field of social inclusion, particularly for women, girls and people with disabilities.
    • Knowledge of key IT software, applications and accessible approaches to disseminating learning
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and facilitation.
    • Fluency in French an advantage; knowledge of other languages an advantage

    This is an exciting and involved role, please read the Job Description for further details.  As an inclusive employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.


    Sightsavers offers a supportive and inclusive work environment. Please note that local terms and conditions apply for all roles and salaries will be provided in advance of interview for shortlisted candidates.

      Next steps

    To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.

    We anticipate that remote interviews will take place on 6 and 7 December 2021 and the evaluation process will include a role-specific assessment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sightsavers on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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