UNICEF Knowledge Management Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

UNICEF Knowledge Management Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Job no: 519585
Work type:
  • Temporary Appointment
    Location:
  • Kenya
    Categories:
  • Nutrition, P-2

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child, insert tagline

    Responsibilities

  • The overall purpose of the Knowledge Management Officer is to provide support to country offices for documentation of learning and to ensure this learning is readily available for country offices to use to improve programming.
  • The Knowledge Management Officer will work under the overall guidance of the Regional Advisor for Nutrition and the direct supervision of the Nutrition Specialist (NIS).
  • In addition, the incumbent will work closely with the Regional Office Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist as well as with other Knowledge Management Focal Points in the Regional Office.
  • Working closely with the Nutrition Specialist (NIS) as well as the ESAR Nutrition Section and in collaboration with the Regional office KM specialist, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
  • Support countries in ESA region to document lessons learned and best practices for dissemination through regional and global channels, publication or other channels including the SDG Knowledge Platform.
  • Support countries to develop visibility products in collaboration with Communication Section in the Regional Office.
  • Support countries in the region that received thematic funds from the Netherlands (GTF-N; 18) to document baseline data and progress in implementation of the grants.
  • Support countries in the region that received thematic funds from the Netherlands to document lessons learned, process and intermediate outcomes of proof-of-concept interventions and to generate annual field notes and case studies as per grant requirements.
  • Prepare, analyze and summarize data related to emergency nutrition programming especially in Southern Africa for sharing with the technical working groups including the Regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee (RIASCO) and the Food and Nutrition Security Working Group (FNSWG).
  • Support nutrition assessments and Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analyses, with a focus on the Southern Africa countries.
  • Build and maintain a regional repository of knowledge products for nutrition, including studies, field notes, lessons learned and best practices from the region that are already in existence.
  • Documentation of major nutrition-related meetings, including the Regional Nutrition Network Meeting.
  • Support the NIS specialist to prepare documentation on progress against stunting reduction in the region (aligned with the mid-term review of the Regional Office Management Plan (ROMP) in 2019):
  • Support compilation of regional nutrition database and analysis of trends, for the output indictors as well as outcome indicators.
  • Support dissemination of key topics (lessons learned, best practices, innovations, etc.) through the ESA Regional Nutrition
    Information Focal Point quarterly conference calls and/or through ESAR Webinar series.

    Key expected results
  • At least 2 lessons-learned documents produced and disseminated throughout the region.
  • Support and guidance provided to all countries that received GTF-N funds for development of field notes.
  • Southern Africa nutrition situation / up-date information provided to RIASCO and FNSWG.
  • Regional repository of knowledge products established and maintained.
  • Key knowledge topics disseminated through Regional platforms, including on-line meetings and webinars.
  • Final approved Nutrition Network Meeting report available as per SOP timelines (draft within two weeks and final within one month of meeting).

    Qualifications
  • University Degree in Public health Nutrition, Epidemiology, Nutrition Information Management, Knowledge and Information Management, or related technical field;
  • A minimum two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in nutrition information and/or knowledge management;
  • Experience of working within UNICEF or other UN entities is an asset;
  • Prior experience with knowledge management, network support and information sharing
    Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an asset,
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF Core Competencies

  • Communication (verbal and written) (LII)
  • Drive for Results (LII)
  • Working with People (LII)

    UNICEF Functional Competencies
  • Relating and Networking (LI)
  • Persuading and Influencing (LI)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (LI)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (LII)

    Other Technical Knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong analytical skills;

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 15th February 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Knowledge Management Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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