Knowledge Management Specialist USAID RHITES-EC Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job
Title:          
 Knowledge Management
Specialist
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
Reports to: Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
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
child development services.
Job Summary: The Knowledge
Management Specialist will mainly focus 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, health unit management and staff,
health care service beneficiaries, and the general public.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Identify and document project activities
    and achievements. Promote project successes and lessons learned utilizing
    a variety of communication channels.
  • Work with research and M&E teams,
    technical teams and partners, communities and project beneficiaries to
    identify and document best practices, success stories, and lessons
    learned.
  • In 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.
  • Lead 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
  • Liaise 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 COP 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 applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Knowledge
    Management Specialist career opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in
    relevant field in public health with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass
    Communication and related field.
  • Five years of work experience, at least two years of experience in international development projects; preferably in
    the health sector
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge
    management, including the ability to identify and document project
    activities and achievements, best practices, success stories, and lessons
    learned
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
    required
  • 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.
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects an
    advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork,
    organizational and mentoring skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good
conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information for three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 13th April 2018 by 12:00 pm
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