Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist Career Opportunity – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and childe development services.
Job Summary: The Knowledge
Management and Learning Specialist focuses on project knowledge management,
learning, and project documentation. S/he will be responsible for communication
and documentation for the project, with the overall aim of conveying accurate
and timely information about project work to various project audiences;
including USAID, the Ministry of Health, district teams and health unit
management and staff, health care service beneficiaries, and the general
public.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Identify, document and disseminate project
    activities and achievements. Promote project successes and lessons learned
    utilizing a variety of communication channels
  • Work closely with project research and
    M&E and Learning teams, technical teams and partners, government
    (Ministry of Health and District Local Governments), communities and
    project beneficiaries to identify and document and disseminate best
    practices, success stories, and lessons learned.
  • Work in close cooperation with all project
    teams, develop a system to plan and track the progress of deliverables
  • Design and maintain a life-of-project
    inventory of all technical reports and products, including electronic and
    hard copies, and distribution list.
  • Manage and track routine reporting
    processes for the project, including working with teams to collect
    required data, compile, finalize, and ensure quality of report.
  • Provide technical writing and editorial
    support to major project deliverables.
  • Provide desktop publication support to
    project deliverables and dissemination products.
  • Take lead in the documentation and
    communication activities, including quarterly and annual program reviews,
    assuring results-oriented, reader-friendly reports.
  • Assure timeliness and high quality of all
    project products, deliverables and achievements.
  • Write, edit, and, at times, oversee the
    design of project materials, including project reports, success stories,
    monthly update articles, and blog posts
  • Work closely with URC headquarters in the
    United States to develop and maintain project documentation
  • Identify topics for documentation, collect
    information through interviews and on-the-ground research and observation,
    and determine appropriate mediums for documentation and dissemination
  • Ensure that project print and online
    materials are consistent with donor branding guidelines
  • Manage the content on the project webpage:
    develop and review the content, assist in the identification of relevant
    topic areas, and collect and disseminate best practices
  • Monitor relevant media coverage, take
    photos and video, and maintain a photo and video library and supporting
    photo/video release documentation
  • Provide support to the project Chief of
    Party when needed, including handling communication to supported
    hospitals, MOH, Partners and presenting project work at high-level
    meetings and conferences
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a basic degree qualification in communication or related field; and a
    Masters degree in public health or other relevant field
  • At least six years of work experience, two
    years of experience in international development projects; preferably in
    the health sector; experience with USAID-funded projects is of an
    advantage
  • Significant experience in knowledge
    management, including the ability to identify and document project
    activities and achievements, best practices, success stories, and lessons
    learned
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate
    information to stakeholders at all levels using a variety of
    communications approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams to
    produce written products and media, adhering to deadlines, and short
    turn-around times.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
    required
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and
    organizational skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae,
copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional
references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
​Plot10
Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA
E-mail to:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 9th February, 2017 by
12:00pm
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