Knowledge Management & Evidencing Associate at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Job Title: Knowledge Management & Evidencing Associate

Job ID: 33880
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Knowledge
Grade: SB3
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal

Background
The Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. It was launched in September 2017 by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General and the European Union (EU) High Representative and Vice President (HRVP). The Spotlight Initiative supports UN development system (UNDS) reforms to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 3 Core Agencies (the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population (UNFPA) and UN Women) work together, with other relevant UN agencies, funds and programs (AFPs), making large-scale investments in priority countries.

The Initiative will bring the UN system together, engaging relevant AFPs, in line with their respective mandates and capacities, to build on and scale up what works, including through complementing and supporting existing mechanisms and programs on eliminating violence against women and girls (EVAWG).

The Initiative is funding an allocation of €250 Million for 8 African countries: Nigeria, Liberia, Niger, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Mali where it seeks to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), harmful practices (HPs), and addressing related aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHRs).  In Nigeria, the Spotlight Initiative aims to support a Nigeria where all women and girls, particularly the most vulnerable, live a life free from violence and harmful practices.

The Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RCHC) coordinates five UN Agencies to implement the Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria- UN Women, UNFPA, UNDP UNICEF and UNESCO. The Resident Coordinators Office is hereby soliciting for applications from competent and qualified individuals for the post of a Knowledge Management and Evidencing Officer for the Spotlight Programme.

Under the direct supervision of the Spotlight Coordinator, the Knowledge Management and Evidencing Officer will analyze, document, disseminate and ensure the effective uptake of knowledge products and lessons learned from Spotlight Programme Implementation and demonstrate the evidence base for ending Violence Against Women and Girls.

Duties and Responsibilities
Implement the Knowledge Management Strategy and Work Plan for the country programme:

  • Support the Spotlight Programme to implement its Knowledge Management Strategy;
  • Coordinate and monitor the Spotlight Initiative knowledge management team activities as per the plan and framework;
  • Feed into the Regional and Global KM strategy, KM work plan and periodic reports with concrete evidences and verifications;
  • Support in piloting innovative interventions;

Identification and documentation of good practices and lessons learned:

  • Collect knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on programme, projects, strategies, best approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices;
  • Identify and formulate lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader knowledge management efforts;
  • Tap into existing learning platforms and contribute to the SI Global knowledge Platforms;
  • Share experiences with other Spotlight countries and regions;
  • Feed into the Regional and Global KM strategy, KM work plan and periodic reports with concrete evidences and verifications;

Provide support to all RUNOS and capacity building to UNDP partners to effectively monitor their programme results:

  • Participate actively in technical discussions with the Programme Management Unit and with Spotlight Recipient UN agencies KM focal points when required;
  • Build team capacity on Knowledge Management of Spotlight activities under implementation by Spotlight team, partners and stakeholders
  • Share relevant tools and products generated, as well as learning opportunities and events;

Based on the Knowledge Management framework, Programme Coordinator, Technical Specialists, Civil Society Reference group and all agencies on best interventions to publicize:

  • Establish and maintain regular dialogue with key stakeholders’ partners involved in the collation of best practices and lessons learnt to ensure the best interventions are publicized;
  • Establish partnerships with learning and research institutions;
  • Provide support and inputs to the Spotlight Initiatives communication and visibility plans and activities;

Work with contracted partners to facilitate lesson learned reviews:

  • Provide guidance on Spotlight Initiative evaluation policies, procedures and practices to programme partners, staff concerned with assigned project/thematic/sectorial evaluations and/or desk reviews, consultants and/or members of the knowledge management team;

Competencies
Core:

Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
  • Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Models independent thinking and action

Communication:

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.
  • Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical / Functional:
Knowledge Management:

  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
  • Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Collaboration and Partnership:

  • Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/ projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.
  • Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP
  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Development Planning and Monitoring:

  • Ability to develop business and planning processes at the national and local level and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Knowledge of methodologies, asessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations.

Innovation:

  • Ability to try out / test new ways of engagement and communications. Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.

Data and Statistics for Development:

  • Knowledge of data and statistics analysis for 2030 Agenda for development and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Secondary Education
  • University Degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Development Studies, or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least seven years of progressive responsible experience in communications and knowledge management support;
  • Proven experience in interaction with a variety of stakeholders (communities, government, CSO, donors, UN agencies, local government, etc. for effective liaison, synergy and coherence in the preparation and delivery of project’s activities;
  • Proven experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages;

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)is mandatory

Skills / Competencies:

  • Proven ability to carry out complex tasks within short deadline
  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Specialized knowledge in the field of Gender-Based Violence Issues and/or Human Rights will be considered an advantage
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment. Good team orientation.
  • Timely and accurate support to the interagency working group for effective planning and delivery of activities (meetings, events, workshops, missions, etc)
  • Easy contact with Government departments and civil society organizations.

Application Closing Date
15th December, 2020 (Midnight New York, USA).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Disclaimer
Important Applicant Information

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  • We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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