Knowledge Management Specialist, NOC (FOR NATIONALS ONLY) - Re advertisement

Job
from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 03 Apr 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Supports the Country Office through the Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships Specialist and the Representative, to achieve the targets of the fundraising strategy and to ensure that success and lessons learnt from the implementation of the Country Programme are documented and leveraged towards increasing opportunities for resource mobilisation; ensures that knowledge gained through the office is shared, as a means of building and increasing the capacity of office to deliver results for children. This position will support the office's attempt to tell the Gambian story through proper knowledge management and documentation that will support fundraising.

KEY END-RESULTS

  • Documentation: Strategic documentation, collation and management of data on the successes, best practices and lessons learnt from the implementation the Country Programme to contribute to meeting the fundraising targets, as well as effective use of available data.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that quality standards are adhered to and maintained in the production of proposals and reports to donors; facilitate timely submissions and follow-up to maximise on funding opportunities.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Facilitate processes and ensure that knowledge gained through the office is shared to benefit staff and build on their capacity for improved results delivery for children.
  • KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS

    Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results.

  • Documentation and Story-telling
  • Strategic documentation, collation and management of data on the successes, best practices and lessons learnt from the implementation the Country Programme to contribute to meeting the fundraising targets, as well as effective use of available data.

    Duties & Tasks

    Document all of the sectoral accomplishments where the indicators show that the Gambia has almost finished the business at hand (eg. Malaria, WASH etc); and tell the story of the path to achievement

    Identify, track and document best practices and lessons learnt in different programming areas.

    Identify successes that can be leveraged for increased resource mobilisation and ensure proper documentation and concepts are developed to be produced by Communications

    Collect and produce Human Interest Stories for proposal development and donor reporting.

    Track social indicators and trends for use in the development proposals and reports

  • Quality Assurance
  • Ensure that quality standards are adhered to and maintained in the production of proposals and reports to donors; facilitate timely submissions and follow-up to maximise on funding opportunities

    Duties & Tasks

    Draft and edit proposals and donor reports to ensure quality and alignment with standard procedures.

    Verify data and indicators included in all fundraising material and other documentation

  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Facilitate processes and ensure that knowledge gained through the office is shared to benefit staff and build on their capacity for improved results delivery for children.

    Duties & Tasks

    Develop and implement learning and knowledge sharing plan.

    Translate global and regional knowledge into simplified tools for country use.

    Serve as a member on the Learning Committee.

    Ensure and manage standard systematic knowledge sharing from organisational and external trainings and learning opportunities

    JOB GRADE FACTORS [1]

    Level 1

    Report to Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships Specialist

    Operate in the context of a medium-sized country office or an area office.

    Accountable for professional technical support for communication programme implementation.

    Work under the close supervision of the Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships Specialist. The supervisor defines the parameters of assignments and outline approaches to problem areas. Carry out research to collect facts and data analysis in accordance with the established procedures and methodology. Work is reviewed while in progress, and upon completion.

    Incumbent operates within rules and regulations, and makes technical recommendations to supervisor when a deviation from guidelines/procedures is required.

    Level 1 job requires the same technical research and analysis as those of the Level 2 for presentation/reporting of facts, while the Level 2 job conducts research and analysis with evaluation component.

    The Level 1 is the entry level for the Professional category, and incumbent is expected to consult supervisor and receive guidance on major and technical issues.

    QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES ( [ ] indicates the level of proficiency required for the job.)

    1.Education

    Master's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.

    1.Work Experience

  • Minimum of five years of practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media, with excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Field work experience
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency situations
  • 1.Language Proficiency [ I ]

  • Fluency in English and another UN language.
  • Knowledge of at least one local language of the duty station is an asset.
  • Competency Profile (For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
  • ii) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity

  • ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [ II ] • Working with People [ I ] • Drive for Results [ I ]
  • ii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ I ] • Relating and Networking [ I ]
  • Persuading and Influencing [ I ] • Applying Technical Expertise [ I ]
  • Learning and Researching [ II ] • Planning and Organizing [ II ]
  • iii) Technical Knowledge [ I ]

  • a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job) [ I ]
  • (Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)

    Specific and up-to-date working knowledge of:

    Executive Board and other policy documents.

    Executive Directives,

    Thorough knowledge of Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP)

    UN/UNICEF Policy Papers

    UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines.

    Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF

    General administrative and financial guidelines.

    Human resources manual

    Brand Toolkit and Brand Book

    UNICEF Stylebook

    Ethical Guidelines on Reporting on Children

  • b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [ I ]
  • General knowledge of:

    Knowledge management practice, methodology and practical application. Knowledge of current theories and practices in knowledge research planning and strategy.

    Knowledge management tools and systems for effective execution of core tasks

    Computer systems, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.

    United Nations or other international organizations; good understanding of world affairs, current events and international development issues

    Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and current UNCEF position and approaches.

    UNICEF fundraising goals, visions, positions, policies, guidelines and strategies.

    UNICEF policies and strategy to address national and international issues, including emergencies.

    Gender equality and diversity awareness.

  • c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [ II ]
  • Knowledge and expertise in management, fundraising strategy and documentation processes.

    Technical competence in producing content for various platforms.

    UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.

    UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions

    UN security operations and guidelines.

    For details on the salary scale attached to this position, please visit UN salaries site: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/gambia.htm and view under "National Officer Category" under Level "C".

    [1] The differences in the grades of jobs and positions reflect various differences, among others, in the nature and scope of work, individual contribution, professional expertise required, organizational context, risks, coordination and networking, engagement, partners, beneficiaries, clients/stakeholders relations, impact of decisions, actions and consequences, and leadership roles.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503598