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CARE International Information and Knowledge Management Officer Job in Garissa Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 22, 2014

CARE International in Kenya is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are result-oriented to fill the following position:
 
Job Title: Information and Knowledge Management Officer 
Ref: IKM/2/2014
Department / Project: Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP)
 
Supervisor: Project Manager
Location / Duty Station: Garissa

Job Summary & Purpose:

  • Developing and implementing a coherent information & knowledge management system at the Country Project Level
  • Compiling and analyzing data from the Country Project Team to generate project-level information for donor reports, as well as for policy and program oriented publications.
  • Supporting the institutionalization of learning approaches within the project and contributing to documentation and dissemination of learning from the programme to influence policies and decision making.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Country Project Team, M&E Advisor, the Learning & Knowledge Management Advisor, as well as Information & Knowledge Management Officers in other ALP countries.
Tasks and responsibilities:

R1:  Leadership role in developing and implementing coherent information and knowledge management system at country project level

Tasks

  • In collaboration with the M&E Advisor, facilitate a baseline (and end line) for the project including data collection and analysis processes
  • Lead the development of the project information and knowledge management system (including data collection, analysis, storage and reporting process) in collaboration with the M&E Advisor
  • Ensure all staff understand the information and knowledge management system and their responsibilities within the system
R2: Leadership role in compiling and analyzing data from the country project team to generate project level information for donor reports as well as for policy- and program-oriented publications

Tasks

  • Set clear deadlines and expectations for country project team and partners to submit progress reports
  • Develop templates for progress reports for project team and partners
  • Work with the project manger to compile and analyze data
  • With guidance from the M&E advisor, summarize analysis in appropriate formats for inclusion in donor reports
  • With guidance from the learning and knowledge management advisor, summarize analysis in appropriate formats to support the development of recommendations for policy and practice on community-based adaptation
R3: Support institutionalization of learning approaches within the Country Project (20%)
Task
  • Support learning and reflective practice in the Country Project – with CARE staff and partner organizations
  • Facilitate information review processes to reflect on field data generated by the M&E system, to identify and document innovations and ‘best practices’, to look for unintended outcomes, to identify programming opportunities, and to periodically assess context and assumptions, especially about gender and marginalisation in relation to adaptation
  • Contribute to development and implementation of an action research agenda
  • Actively promote a culture of learning and generation of knowledge throughout the Country Project Team and among partners and stakeholders, including facilitation of sharing and reviewing knowledge for current application, as well as appropriately storing and disseminating  it for use in future and by other organizations
R4: Contribute to documentation and dissemination of learning from programme to influence policies and programmes (20%)
 
Task
  • Contribute to documenting programme learning in program-oriented and policy-oriented publications (publications refers to communications materials using a range of different media)
  • Contribute to action research initiatives for programme improvement, learning and to build the evidence base for advocacy
  • Contribute to ensuring wide and effective outward (active) dissemination of information and knowledge generated through the programme to stakeholders at all levels, including international networks
Authority:
1. Spending Authority: N/A
2. Supervision: N/A
3. Decision Making: N/A

Contacts/Key Relationships (Internal & External):
 

Country project team
  • Project Manager (ALP)- supervisor
  • Local governance and Advocacy officer
  • Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction Officer
  • M&E coordinator – Livelihoods sector
Programme Coordination
  • M & E advisor – Adaptation Learning Programme
Direct Supervision
  • Project Assistant
  • Project Driver (through project assistant)
Working Conditions: At least 60% travel to the field.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science- Formal training on M&E desirable
Experience: Over Five years experience with at least three directly in M&E
Competencies:   
  • People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership. Demonstrated ability to listen to and support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills in English. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Computer Skills:  Basic computing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; and, advanced internet searching skills.   Experience with statistical and database software would be an asset.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE’s core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances.  Willing to travel up to 30% of time.
Applications
If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV  and telephone contacts of three professional referees to:
The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,
Email: [email protected]
so as to be received not later than 28th February , 2014.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
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