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Knowledge Management (KM) Director (Expiration 21/04/2019)

FHI 360 is seeking an experienced Knowledge Management (KM) Director to lead and manage KM activities for the anticipated USAID funded Sahel Collaboration and Communication (SCC) program to be based in Burkina Faso. The purpose of the SCC program is to promote collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) for collective impact among USAID, implementing partners for RISE II, SDP, and Bridge activities in the Sahel partner communities, select national government institutions, and research institutions; and to build local capacity for learning and adaptation. Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360 and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. The expected period of performance is an estimated 5 years (duration of the program). Local nationals strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Summary:

The KM Director will promote collaboration and effective knowledge exchange among project partners and with external stakeholders. This position will ensure that the project produces and disseminates high-quality knowledge, communications, tools, and lessons – through implementation science, routine monitoring and evaluation, and implementation experience – and supports their application and use by global, regional, national and local audiences.


Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Provides vision, technical leadership and management support for the project’s knowledge management activities and ensures their alignment with the overall project goal and objectives.

·        Serve as project lead on all matters related to organizational learning, communications and KM.

·        Work closely with the MEL Director

·        Develops, leads and oversees implementation of strategies and tools to foster knowledge sharing throughout the project with a range of audiences.

·        Develop and implement a knowledge management mechanism to consolidate programmatic information for learning engagements.

·        Draft and provide editorial support to the development of articles, blogs, reports, technical briefs, newsletters and other publications.

·        Write communications pieces (success stories, articles, etc.) and create project presentations.

·        Identify opportunities for the project to employ both traditional and new media formats and dissemination channels that are appropriate for target audiences with an eye towards cost-effectiveness (podcasts, blogging, webcasts, etc.).

·        Lead learning agenda, including research, design, and facilitation of workshops to ensure high quality results through effective teamwork and routine program reviews.

·        Builds relationships with leading global and regional projects and agencies.

·        Monitors and evaluates project knowledge sharing efforts and opportunities for process improvement.

·        Support the capture, documentation and translation of knowledge and data from country program activities into lessons learned and products that meet stakeholder needs.

·        Represents the project to funders, partners and other external stakeholders.

·        Serves as a core member of the project’s management team.



Minimum Requirements:

·        A Master’s degree or higher in research, communications, social sciences, or related discipline.

·        Minimum of 8 years of international development experience required; 6 plus years of experience working in knowledge management (KM) and/or communications. Good understanding of adaptive management principles and understanding of Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approaches are highly desirable.

·        Practical experience applying contemporary best practices and approaches in knowledge management, design and execution.

·        Knowledge of USG policies, procedures, and reporting requirements; experience with USAID Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting framework and strategies a plus. 

·        Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.

·        Ability to influence, motivate and collaborate with others.

·        Required to have strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in French.  



This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


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8 ans
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Lieu de travail :
Ouagadougou - BURKINA FASO
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