Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Consultants

KANAVA International, LLC is recruiting short-term, CLA consultants for potential assignments in support of KANAVA International’s work on USAID-funded projects, including potential assignments in Jordan.


Consultants will work to develop and support Kanava’s CLA activities. Specific tasks may include:

  • Support the development and implementation of learning agendas;

  • Design and facilitate learning activities in support of an M&E program and M&E capacity building;

  • Ensure adequate consultations and engagement of all stakeholders in learning activities;

  • Advise on the incorporation of project learning and organizational learning best practices;

  • Build local capacity in project-based learning and knowledge management.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong English language skills (native or professional levels in speaking, reading, and writing), fluency in Arabic, French, or Spanish a plus;

  • Advanced degree related to Organizational Development, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Management, or Development Studies, ideally with training in social science research methods (quantitative and qualitative);

  • Experience in developing and supporting learning agendas in support of M&E and capacity building projects;

  • Experience facilitating peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, evidence and data utilization, with a collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) framework;

  • Demonstrated skill and experience in facilitating groups, meetings, and events (both online and in-person), resulting in collaborative decision-making, agreed upon action items/priorities, and strong outcomes;

  • Ability to convey the importance of strategic learning from M&E activities across a range of sectors and the implementation of knowledge management practices in support of a comprehensive program (learning at the project and program level);

  • Experience with adult learning and on-the-job learning approaches to build capacity in the implementation of CLA frameworks;

  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical methods in complex settings, and to transform findings into actionable plans;

  • Experience with data management, learning, and/or KM platforms;

  • Experience applying Big Data Analytics to integrated platforms that cross related USAID programs within a country, particularly, demonstrated experience analyzing accomplishments and shortfalls and differentiating these between design and implementation;

  • Facilitation of groups, meetings, and events - both online and in person;

  • Experience designing and implementing learning and knowledge management activities as well as facilitating training on the same;

  • Familiarity with USAID’s CLA approaches as well as KM framework;

  • Experience with communities of practice, both online and in person;

  • Experience developing and leading knowledge management programs, facilitating communities of practice, and social networking;

  • Demonstrated success in mentoring and/or coaching staff in learning, knowledge sharing, collaborative work, and the development of communities of practice;

  • Sensitivity to gender-related issues in the context of the implementation of a CLA framework;

  • Strong organizational, writing, and communications skills.


KANAVA spurs economic development by helping build sustainable organizations, focusing on strengthening their management capacity to better support their technical work. As a women-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small business, KANAVA brings half a century of experience in military operations, diplomacy, and international development. We currently work on projects in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.

Application Instructions:

Please send CV electronically to, subject line: CLA ST Recruit. Candidates will be selected on an on-going basis; only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


Kanava International