Learning and Assessment Associate – Temporary

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Category: Management
Job ID: 10192
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Learning and Assessment Associate – Temporary
Join JustinBradley as a project consultant at our nonprofit client downtown Washington, DC.  This is a hybrid role  – and requires the associate to be situated in the DC area.

The Organization
Our client is a leading supporter of on-the-ground human rights groups around the world. Dedicated to finding and funding the most effective human rights organizations in regions from Latin America to Africa to Southeast Asia, the Fund offers grants and facilitates technical support to ensure the long-term effectiveness and viability of front-line groups working in challenging conditions with scant resources.

The Position
The Learning and Assessment (L&A) Associate will be responsible for coordinating and supporting learning initiatives involving stakeholders internal and external to the Fund’s Learning and Assessment team. This position will provide administrative and operational support and assist with management of L&A initiatives.

Reports to: Director of Learning and Assessment

Essential Duties
Programmatic learning and assessment
  • Contribute to documentation and provide desk research support, as needed, to new or ongoing learning agenda processes.
  • Support planning, implementation, and data management for quantitative or qualitative data collection with Fund program staff or grantee partners.

Organizational learning and operations
  • Support implementation and documentation of Fund annual planning and reflection activities.
  • Summarize and/or visualize learning initiative plans or progress reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Support virtual meeting facilitation; document and store meetings notes or project information.
  • Contribute to drafting terms of reference for external learning and assessment partners.

Resource mobilization
  • Prepare narrative or other learning and assessment content for donor reports or proposal development.
  • Monitor emerging external evidence or analysis of learning and assessment practices relevant to Fund programs and learning interests (e.g., participatory grantmaking).

Minimum Qualifications
  • 3 – 5 years of professional and/or educational experience in human rights, democracy, or related social justice sectors
  • At least 3 years of that experience focused on learning and assessment, monitoring and evaluation, or related discipline
  • Professional proficiency and effective written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Organized and able to set clear objectives, coordinate with multiple stakeholders, and proactively ask for help across multiple priorities simultaneously while producing excellent quality work
  • Ability to work remotely, both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite applications, including data management and analytic functions in Excel
  • Ability to package learning and assessment data or insights into clear, audience-relevant visual formats

Preferred Qualifications
  • Curious, creative, and comfortable with change or ambiguity.
  • Familiarity with qualitative data management, coding, and/or analysis methods and software
  • Interest in the philanthropic or international development sectors
  • Ability to work in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, French, or Spanish
  • Interest and/or familiarity with systems thinking, social network analysis, emergent learning, or other complexity-aware learning and assessment approaches and practices