American GHC Fellowship Knowledge Management Officer Careers – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)




Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
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 EGPAF:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is the global
leader in the fight to end AIDS in children. Since our inception 25 years ago,
EGPAF has helped to achieve a 90% decline in new HIV infections in the United
States, and over a 50% decline in the number of new infections in children
worldwide. Nearly 25% of all infections averted in children globally are
through EGPAF partner programs following core strategies set by the U.S.
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The elimination of new infections
is within our reach.
Our model takes a unique three-pronged approach to advance research,
advocacy, and service delivery to end new infections in children and families
while improving overall maternal and child health and creating sustainable
health systems. EGPAF engages in the most affected regions in the world, and has
a global footprint reaching 7,000 sites in 14 countries with a particular focus
in Africa. We work together with existing local partners to scale quality
programs that will be locally owned and led when EGPAF exits. Our programs
touch more than 2.5 million pregnant women and families each year.
Job Summary: The Knowledge
Management Officer is responsible for developing systems, tools and processes
that will contribute to developing a learning and performance-oriented culture
at EGPAF Uganda, in collaboration with both EGPAF staff and other relevant
external partners. The incumbent will contribute to the further strengthening
of a coherent and integrated knowledge management and knowledge sharing
strategy and service structure. As a key member of our team, the Knowledge
Management Officer will 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, as necessary, the public at large.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Develop the knowledge management strategy
    and annual work plan for EGPAF Uganda in collaboration with senior
    management and knowledge management partners at head office level
  • Document and translate program results
    into searchable lessons learned, allowing for iteration and continuous
    improvement of EGPAF’s development interventions
  • Establish a searchable knowledge database
    of best practices, tools, reports, etc.
  • Optimize 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
  • Work in liaison with the communications
    and advocacy advisor to develop knowledge sharing platforms including
    websites, social media, and e-learning exchanges
  • Work collaboratively across all EGPAF
    Uganda projects and programs to keep abreast of new developments and
    ensure key points of learning are identified and shared
  • Participate in EGPAF knowledge sharing
    meetings, such as the Medical and Scientific Affairs calls and Global
    Program Review, to ensure global content is shared with Uganda and vice
    versa
  • Develop and implement a broad set of
    tested knowledge management tools, models and approaches
  • Leverage and enhance the Foundation’s
    existing internal knowledge management systems and platforms (e.g. the
    EGPAF intranet) to upload and share information
  • Support the evaluation and documentation
    of projects and the preparation and writing of key management reports etc.
  • 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
  • Ensure that all staff are trained to use
    these tools in their interventions, with a level of usability that
    increasingly makes formal training redundant
  • Manage 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 and evaluation of projects
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Knowledge Management Officer career placement should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree. Possession of a Master’s degree in communications,
    organizational development, knowledge management, public health or related
    field is desired
  • A minimum of three years of relevant
    professional experience, including in knowledge management
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    developing and managing knowledge management systems or programs
  • Advanced experience with current knowledge
    management technologies, including Web and Enterprise 2.0
  • Excellent track record of work experience
    with increasing responsibilities in the public health arena that can be
    applied to global and national policy development for EGPAF
  • Experience leading 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
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. Fellows at EGPAF are provided
with a basic but comfortable private apartment, situated in Kampala, an urban
center and capital of Uganda.
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: 18th
January, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
NB: Early applications
are encouraged because they will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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