USAID RHITES Knowledge Management Advisor Career Opportunity – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:      Knowledge Management Advisor
Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Reports to: Technical
Director
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end
pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment
programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the
transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today,
because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over
the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United
States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF
Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in
partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the
USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West
Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability,
accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB
prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family
planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and
treatment and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The Knowledge
Management Advisor is responsible for developing systems, tools and processes
that will substantively contribute to developing a learning and
performance-oriented culture at EGPAF Uganda, in collaboration with both EGPAF
staff and other relevant external partners. Within the subject matter of
Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Management Advisor will be contributing to
the further strengthening of a coherent and integrated knowledge management and
knowledge sharing strategy and service structure.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    that the best of EGPAF’s collective knowledge, best practices, lessons
    learned and results achieved is captured and made available when and where
    needed, increasingly in forms openly accessible to the Foundation staff
    and the public ’ at large as necessary.
  • Manages
    the work outcomes and contracting needs of third party providers (writers,
    knowledge management consultants etc) who are engaged to support
    documentation needs such as documentation of best practices, evaluation of
    projects etc.
  • Develops
    and implements a broad set of tested knowledge management tools, models
    and approaches, and ensures that all staff are trained to use these in
    their interventions, with a level of usability that increasingly make
    formal training j redundant
  • Ensure
    that program results are documented and translated into searchable lessons
    learned and added to EGPAFs collective knowledge, allowing for iteration
    and continuous improvement of EGPAF’s development interventions.
  • Works
    collaboratively across all EGPAF Uganda projects / programs to keep
    abreast of new developments and ensure synergy and coherence,          
  • Ensure
    the optimization of knowledge sharing and knowledge management internally
    in EGPAF as a core internal capacity and externally as a service offering
    as part of all EGPAF interventions
  • Develops
    the knowledge management strategy and annual work plan for EGPAF Uganda in
    collaboration with senior management and KM partners at head office level.
  • Establish
    a searchable knowledge database of best practices, tools, reports etc.
  • Leverages
    and enhances the Foundation’s existing internal knowledge management
    systems and platforms, for example the EGPAF intranet to upload and share
    information
  • Actively
    participates in EGPAF knowledge sharing meetings, such as the Medical and
    Scientific Affairs call, Global program Review etc., to ensure global
    content is shared with Uganda and vice versa.
  • Develops,
    leads, and oversees implementation of strategies to foster knowledge
    sharing throughout the project and with external stakeholders.
  • Work
    in liaison with the communications and advocacy advisor to develop
    knowledge sharing platforms including websites, social media, e-learning
    exchanges
  • Develop
    and maintain system-wide training and resource materials linked to
    knowledge management.
  • Design,
    coordinate and support implementation of webinars, online training,
    virtual collaborative exchanges symposiums, conferences and other events
  • Offers
    support in the evaluation and documentation of projects and the
    preparation and writing of key management reports etc.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID Project Knowledge Management Advisor career
    opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in communications, organization
    development, knowledge management or public health
  • A
    minimum of five years of relevant professional experience, including in
    knowledge management.
  • Previous
    experience in developing/managing knowledge management systems/programs
  • Advanced
    experience with current knowledge management technologies, including Web
    and Enterprise 2.0.
  • Excellent
    track record of working experience with increasing responsibilities in the
    public health arena ability to link to global policy, national policy
    development for EGPAF
  • Previous
    experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and
    dissemination.
  • Writing
    skills to ensure sharing across documentation platforms.
  • Strong
    organizational skills, with ability to prioritize, take initiative and
    follow-through
  • Ability
    to exercise diplomacy and build partnerships and consensus, within teams,
    governmental agencies and with other stakeholders
  • Strong
    communication skills, both oral and written, are required
  • Ability
    to travel to the supported regions and districts.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to this address;
The Country Director, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
(EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 26th August
2016
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