Advisor for Knowledge and Learning

Life & Peace Institute



About your team

The Knowledge and Learning Unit (KLU) is a cross-organisational resource body to ensure that LPI proactively generates and applies knowledge across its programmes for enhanced quality of conflict transformation work. The KLU has several core functions: enhancing and supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, generating new knowledge on selected thematic learning agendas, documenting LPI methods and models and providing support to various strategic and every- day programme processes and activities.

About your role

You will work closely with the other members of the KLU, with a focus on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), project and programme design, as well as analysis and research.

Your overall areas of responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that LPI’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems are strengthened and updated with best practices.
    • Ensuring LPI’s monitoring practice, data systems and knowledge management across programmesare in line with quality standards and donor requirements for MEL.
    • Contributing to thought and process leadership of the KLU for LPI thematic learning agendas.
    • Documenting and developing conflict transformation methods and models.
    • Providing methodological and writing support to research undertaken in LPI in close collaboration with LPI programme teams.
    • Supporting utilisation-focused, strategic research dissemination.
    • Support project and programme design process through facilitation and quality assurance

    Location: The position may be based in any of LPI’scurrent offices in Uppsala (Sweden), Nairobi (Kenya) or Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), as long as the successful candidate is legally allowed to work in that location or the required legal permits for work can be obtained within a reasonable time frame.
    This is a full-time position, starting with a one-year contract initially, but with possibility of extension.

About you

  • Master’s degree in the field of peace and conflict research, political science, or other relevant field
  • At least 3, preferably 5 years’ experience of working with peacebuilding/conflict transformation theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated skills in programme and project design, including experience of working with theories of change.
  • Demonstrated skills in monitoring, evaluation and learning in peacebuilding programming.
  • Strong analytical skills (conflict analysis) and solid knowledge of research methods (quantitative and qualitative), including participatory research.
  • Excellent computer literacy in Office 365 suit, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint, as well as data analysis software. (SPSS, NVivo, etc.)
  • Proven experience in process facilitation and adult learning.
  • Excellent writing skills, including for donor proposals and reports.
  • Written and oral fluency in English essential. Working knowledge of French or Arabic are
  • considered a strong asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience of working in culturally diverse settings.
  • Collaborative and committed and able to handle a variety of work tasks and at times tight deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.


How To Apply

Please send your application, including a CV of no longer than two pages and a one-page Cover Letter in English no later than March 25th, 2019 to, with the subject line:Advisor for Knowledge and Learning. Please be aware that only complete applications with be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Type: Contract, Full Time

Application Deadline: 03/25/2019

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