Are you passionate about contributing to change that matters and do you have experience in measuring and managing for impact? Solidaridad offers you a rewarding and meaningful job in an inspiring international setting with the opportunity to make a difference in the world.

Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor

Solidaridad is a global civil society organization that provides solutions for sustainable production practices across different supply chains. Our mission is to bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all. Solidaridad is an international network organization consisting of eight regional expertise centers located around the world (Asia, Southern Africa, East and Central Africa, West Africa, South America, Central America, North America and Europe), each with their own specific expertise and focus. In Solidaridad Europe, the Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) team is building knowledge to deliver effective, efficient and relevant programming and to enable continuous improvement in the organization. 

The KML strategy is based on three pillars:

  1. Solidaridad Europe staff is continuously learning and improving;
  2. Knowledge is shared and accessible for all staff in the organization;
  3. Quality evidence is collected, analyzed, reported and used.

Responsibilities

As Knowledge Management & Learning Advisor you will:

  • Provide technical advice regarding Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (PMEL) to colleagues in the Europe office. During the development of new projects, you will provide advice regarding the development of Theories of Change, the selection of indicators, and the development of measurement plans and data collection tools. During the implementation of projects, you will provide advice regarding harvesting outcomes, data analysis, capturing lessons learned, and the management of external evaluations;  
  • Facilitate reflection and learning sessions within the organization;
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products such as packaged Solidaridad Solutions, track records, lessons learned reports, project fact sheets, and case study reports;
  • Follow external developments on relevant knowledge and research in order to make knowledge accessible and set up joint research projects with knowledge partners;
  • Provide advice during the development and implementation of team learning plans (Solidaridad Europe) and thematic learning plans (Solidaridad Network). This involves analysis of learning needs, advice on the development of learning trajectories and facilitation of learning activities; 
  • Monitor the overall development of the learning organization, using an annual survey, and develop an action plan to improve learning in Solidaridad Europe;
  • Play a proactive signaling function related to PMEL quality and opportunities for more synergies in programmatic strategies.

You will work closely with the KML team members, other core activity teams within Solidaridad Europe and program staff of other regional expertise centers of the Solidaridad Network. You report to the Head of KML in Europe.

Profile

You are passionate about promoting learning in organizations and willing to further develop your technical knowledge in this field. 

  • 3 -5 years of experience in advising on knowledge management and/or planning, monitoring & evaluation;
  • Masters degree in development studies, international relations, social studies, earth sciences or another relevant education;
  • Affinity with the vision and mission of Solidaridad;
  • Reflective and learning competences, and drive for continuous improvement;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills: skills in processing information and summarizing it in short papers and beautiful presentations;
  • Service-oriented, proactive and team player;
  • Pragmatic, flexible and autonomous;
  • Ability to connect and work with people from all backgrounds and cultures;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and excellent command of the English language.

Our offer

  • A unique and rewarding job within an inspiring and international setting, starting 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible after this date; 
  • You will join the Knowledge Management and Learning team in Utrecht, and will have the opportunity to work with an innovative and dedicated network of professionals across the world;
  • A one-year contract with the possibility of extension, 32-36 hours/week; 
  • Gross salary between EUR 2957,19 and EUR 4707,58, based on 36 hours/week (salary scale 10); 
  • An additional holiday allowance (standard in the Netherlands) will be paid to the employee in May of every calendar year. The holiday allowance is 8% of the gross salary earned in the period from 1 June up to and including 31 May, prior to the date of the payment;
  • In addition, Solidaridad pays an end-of-year allowance equivalent to 8.3% of the gross annual salary earned;
  • Solidaridad offers a non-contributory pension plan;
  • Contribution to moving expenses; 
  • Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands with the possibility to partly work from home.

Next steps

Do you recognize yourself in this candidate profile? Then please submit your one-page motivation letter and two-page resume in English to hr-europe@solidaridadnetwork.org, and state “Application: Medior KML Advisor” in the subject header. The closing date for this vacancy is 5 Februari 2023.

Questions can be addressed to hr-europe@solidaridadnetwork.org or by phone to Arjen Mulder, Head of the Knowledge Management and Learning team, (+31 (0)30 272 03 13).

The selection process will involve two rounds of interviews, tentatively scheduled for week 6 and 7 (round 1) and week 8 (round 2). The first-round interviews will take place digitally. We seek to ensure second-round interviews take place in person.

A reference check and assessment may be part of the selection procedure. Work permit restrictions may apply. 

No agencies please.

Any personal data submitted in an application is treated confidentially and processed for the sole purpose of filling a vacancy, and compliant to the GDPR directive. After the selection process has been completed (upon the date of filled vacancy), all personal data of applicants who have not been selected will be destroyed immediately, unless we have your explicit approval to store your personal data for a period of maximum a year.   

Background

Solidaridad envisions a world in which all we produce and all we consume can sustain us, while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. We bring together supply chain actors and engage them in innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all. 

Solidaridad is an international network organization consisting of eight regional expertise centres located around the world (Asia, South America, Southern Africa, East and Central Africa, West Africa, Central America, North America and Europe), each with their own specific expertise and focus. Globally, Solidaridad works across 13 commodities.

Solidaridad Europe focuses on market development, policy influencing, communications and donor relations. We seek to inspire the private sector, governments, civil society organizations and consumers in Europe to contribute to sustainable economic development.

For more information please refer to our website: http://www.solidaridadnetwork.org.