Location: remote position, based in U.S., preferably Nashville or D.C. area. Occasional travel to Kenya.
Posting Date: 4/ 28/ 2022
Founded by a group of committed Kenyans, Lwala builds the capacity of rural communities to advance their own comprehensive well-being. We support communities to design, implement, and evaluate solutions to their most pressing health challenges. Then, we build coalitions of communities, health workers, government, and universities to generate evidence of impact and infuse these insights into the formal health system in Kenya and beyond. This bottom-up change promises holistic solutions that are custom-built for the systems they are meant to reform.
Lwala is growing our strategic partnership and grants management capacities to meet organizational needs and fundraising goals. In the last five years, we have grown from $1.3 million to over $8 million in annual revenue, with support from private foundations, technical health funders, and individual donors. In order to implement our ambitious 2025 Strategy, we expect to raise $50m over this 5-year period.
Lwala’s reporting, development, and communications processes have been growing over recent years to better drive feedback loops within the organization and to external stakeholders. The Learning and Development Officer will support Lwala’s Development and Program teams to make strides in improving its data systems, driving feedback loops, reporting, proposals and communicating externally. These organizational elements are intertwined and require communication and coordination between them in order to drive impact, learning and growth.
Further, the Learning and Development Officer will support team members in growing their skills in writing and telling stories. Helping to build the capacity of team members in their ability to fully understand, talk about and share program results that directly benefit the overall mission of Lwala Community Alliance. The Learning and Development Officer sits within the Development team, with significant collaboration with program teams, research and learning, and finance.
Position Description: The responsibilities of Learning and Development Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:
Grants Management and Reporting
**Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience Required
● Competitive salary with opportunity to grow
● Full benefits package, including health coverage
● Matching retirement plan
● A fun, collaborative and fast-paced working environment
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Learning and Development Officer US:”
Position is open until filled. We recommend submitting an application within 2 weeks of the posting date. Women, BIPOC, and East Africa and Kenya Diaspora are especially encouraged to apply.
Note: This position requires frequent communication with members of the Kenya staff who sit 8 or 9 hours ahead of CST U.S. time, depending on Daylight Savings.