Knowledge Management Advisor

Job Description

Amref Health Africa


POSITION TITILE:Knowledge Management Advisor
REPORTS TO:M&E and Research Manager
LOCATION: Addis Ababa

I.                    PROJECT OVERVIEW

REACH (Reach, Expand and Access Community Health) project, an integrated SRHR/MHM, and WaSH intervention in Jimma and Borena zones of Oromia Region will be implemented by a consortium of EngenderHealth, Amref Health Africa and DKT. Amref Health Africa is seeking a Knowledge Management Advisor to coordinate the knowledge management activities with close collaboration with the project M&E team. The position holder will report technically to the REACH project M&E advisor and functionally to the M&E and Research Manager. He/She will be responsible to ensure generation of quality data, lessons and practices from implementation.  This will be a local hire position with an anticipated start soon; qualified women applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

II.                   JOB SUMMARY:


Amref Health Africa is seeking a Knowledge Management and Communications Advisorto provide technical leadership and support for the REACH Integrated SRHR, WASH, and Nutrition aims to ensure women’s and young people’s SRHR/MHM, WASH, and nutrition needs are fulfilled in Borena and Jimma Zones of Oromia Region, Ethiopia through integrated programming.. This position will support the M&E and Research Manager in designing and leading the implementation of REACH Project knowledge management systems, overseeing the implementation of the virtual space and documenting and sharing the program’s progress, innovations and success stories through meaningful engagement of young people. S/he is responsible for the development of knowledge management platforms, data generation, data capture, data confirmation platforms, data synthesis and data sharing processes among the consortium partners, leading to effective program implementation. This position will internally and externally  communicate such knowledge, products, experiences, success stories and innovation, increasing REACH Project visibility with beneficiaries, government counterparts and donors.


The Knowledge Management Advisor will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Systems Strengthening

§  Design knowledge management strategy for REACH project based on program needs assessments, develop and implement knowledge management system based on assessment with specific objectives and M&E plan;

§  Create opportunities to generate knowledge, and capture and synthesise all information through knowledge management tools and technics; establish a systematic approach to ensure consistency;

§  Work with REACH Project staff to create user-friendly knowledge sharing mechanisms as part of the overall project knowledge management platform; this may include program fact sheets, roundtables with stakeholders, robust virtual platform and case studies;

§  Coordinate and collaborate with technical team, ICT and other managers of the MEL unit in the design and implementation of the IREACH knowledge management system and ensure resources are available for full implementation;

§  Support the M&E  team and other project staff in the development and implementation of Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP), including adaptation/development of knowledge management and learning indicators;

§  Assist in the revision of the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement;

§  Ensure knowledge management system feed the collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach

§  Strengthen REACH out come based financing data confirmation, data capturing and reporting system

Technical Support

§  Review the quality of existing data in the project subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation

§   Closely work with REACH Project staff and consortium members to design and organize training on knowledge management system implementation, including virtual space utilization and experience sharing practices;

§  Provide support to the M&E and program team on how to better generate, capture, synthesize and share knowledge through a wide range of communication medium; to ensure that success stories and scientific publications are prepared and disseminated broadly;

§  Interact and build relationships with project teams to integrate and streamline knowledge management products and deliverables;

§  Develop systems and processes which assist REACH project  staffs to easily access and use data, learning, knowledge (internal and external) and evidence of impact to improve existing practice and to inform decision making, planning, project wide activities.

§  Serve as the lead person in REACH to respond to queries and issues with regard to M and E knowledge management issues and capacities;

§  Ensure the quality assurance of content disseminated through all knowledge management platforms, in close collaboration with IYA Directors and advisors;

Data Management and Use

§  Create systems of data collection, analysis, and reporting on the use of the M and E and knowledge management platforms;

§  Lead in organizing experience sharing and acquiring knowledge from project staff in advancing the project’s knowledge and learning processes and increase collaboration among  partners;

§  Be responsible for the analysis of social networks and formation of communities of practice within the REACH Project;

§  Provide support and technical assistance to project staff on data visualization and utilization;

§  Analyse the effectiveness of these knowledge management systems and detail plans of actions and report to REACH team for better implementation and use;

§  Ensure REACH MEL systems in assessments and research, including survey tool design, training of data collectors, supervision of data collection and entry, data analysis and reporting, and dissemination.

§  Lead data capturing, management, and reporting


§  Monitor knowledge management indicators and report performances against established targets; Support in the compilation of IYA’s quarterly, semi-annual and annual summary reports and collate, analyse and disseminate data to improve project performance and informed decisions;

§  Ensure REACH stakeholders have access to the latest project implementation status/information and apply that to improve similar programs and practices;

§  Document and disseminate the initiative’s innovative and sucessful experiences and achievements, including publications and best practices generated through knowledge management system to relevant stakeholders of the activity.


§  Facilitate use of knowledge sharing and learning products to the consortium members, other projects within Amref, and external entities, including government and non-government organizations as appropriate, to disseminate program learning;

§  Lead in organizing learning forums for best practices and success stories, and ensure on-going learning and adapting;

§  Collaborates with REACH consortiums on knowledge management and learning agendas;

§  Work with REACH technical teams to develop program briefs and fact sheets and update regularly;Contribute to articles and lessons learned for REACH and donors e-newsletters, websites, and other electronic or print media outlets;

§  Work with project technical on communicating events such as launchings, disseminations workshops, review meetings, field visits;

§  In collaboration with technical team, initiate or accompany field visits to intervention areas to collect quality photos, quotes, and materials suitable for success stories;

§  Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements

§  MSc/MA degree in statistics, health informatics, marketing or social science or equivalent education and at least 5 years work experience;

§  BSc degree in statistics, health informatics, marketing or social science or equivalent education and 7 years work experience;

§  Knowledge and experience in different data base and statistical packages (DHIS2, SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, Microsoft office applications);

§  Experience cultivating relationships and collaborating with a variety of Ethiopian stakeholders including youth, government ministries and officials, NGOs, donors, the private sector, and community-based institutions;

§  Demonstrated commitment to creating a learning environment in an activity including experiences leading knowledge management practices;

§  Excellent interpersonal and communication skill; Experience working collaboratively with teams from diverse backgrounds;

§  Strong presentation, reporting, and communication skills; Ability to work effectively under pressure

§  Spoken and writtenfluency in English;

§  Terms of employment: one year with possible extension  
Duty Station: CO
Required number: –   1

How to Apply

If you are Interested? Please visit our website to make your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be June 30, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment. Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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