American Careers – Knowledge Management Officer at Spark MicroGrants

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Spark MicroGrants
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA (American)
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and
passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative
solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected
after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change
through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows
in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About US:
Spark MicroGrants launched in Rwanda in
2010 and in Uganda in late 2011 with a mission to catalyze rural, poor
communities into action. Spark has developed the first proactive, group based
micro-granting model. The model consists of a five month project planning
process, a $2,000-$10,000 micro-grant and two years of management support and
follow-up. Spark enrolls recent graduates from local universities in a two-year
fellowship in facilitation where the fellow scouts up to eight villages and
takes each one through the Spark process. Fellows assist villages in the
design, implementation and management of their own social impact projects.
Projects vary across all sectors from health, education, infrastructure, income
generation to women’s empowerment, depending on what the community chooses as
their project. Spark’s priority areas are promoting a ‘locally-led,
expert-supported’ model for development, where local communities are the
primary drivers of social change, but have the support and advice of global
development experts.
Job Summary: The Knowledge Management Officer will serve
as a critical liaison between Spark’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and
Communications teams. The incumbent will work closely with the M&E Team on
a variety of data analysis tasks, supporting the team’s demonstration of impact
at range of scales – at the community-level, project/sector-level,
country-level, and organizationally across the three countries where Spark
works. In addition, the job holder will have a unique opportunity to help
translate data, through written narratives as well as graphs and
visualizations, into compelling communications for a range of donor and partner
audiences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Data Analysis (50%)
·        
Work
closely with the M&E Team to prepare and analyze quantitative and
qualitative impact data
·        
Technically
support smooth implementation of M&E systems (including data collection,
entry, checking and analysis, as well as data collection tools), providing
insight on areas for improvement or innovation
·        
Identify
and contribute to emerging opportunities to understand and measure Spark’s
impact
·        
Provide
capacity building and training organization-wide on M&E systems (including
data collection, entry, checking and analysis, as well as data collection
tools)
2.
Reporting (50%)
·        
Support
routine and ad hoc data reporting requests
·        
Identify,
implement, and innovate on interpretation and presentation of data, in line
with specific target audiences and messages
·        
Craft
compelling impact narratives utilizing quantitative and qualitative data
·        
Develop
and maintain an up-to-date data reporting library (including data, narratives,
and visuals) to strengthen and streamline external reporting
·        
Develop
graphics and visuals that bring our data to life in new ways and with new
audiences
·        
Actively
contribute to the integration of accurate and compelling data across Spark’s
external engagement platforms and collateral, including: annual and quarterly
reports, presentations, proposals, white papers, organizational website, social
media, etc.
·        
Provide
capacity-building support to country teams on report writing, including data
presentation and impact narrative development
·        
Work
closely with the Communications Manager to strengthen donor reporting work flow
for country-specific reports
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should be an American who has broad knowledge and understanding
of the key concepts in nonprofit and international development M&E, such
as: theories of change, results frameworks, log frames, indicators, and impact
assessment
·        
Working
knowledge of and comfort with a range of online communications and social media
platforms
·        
Excellent
writing and analytical skills
·        
Ability
to adjust writing style and approach to a range of audiences and channels
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
·        
Experience
with basic data analysis and/or statistics
·        
Demonstrated
ability to translate data into graphs, visualizations, and other non-narrative
formats
·        
Familiarity
with or interest in key issues in international development is preferred
·        
Applicants
that are familiar with or interested in East African context have an added
advantage
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing,
health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will
receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.
Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC
programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds.
Housing arrangements vary based on the placement organization and location within
the country. Spark MicroGrants fellows will live in the Spark MicroGrants house
in Mbale, a peri-urban center, with frequent travel to Gulu.
Note:
The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local
currency, as determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by
the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express
interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016
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