Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist Jobs – Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

 

Job Title:    Knowledge Management and
Learning Specialist

Organization:  Uganda
Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Regional Team Lead

 

About US:

The Uganda
Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) was founded in 1957 as a registered faith
based Non-Governmental Organization under the Trustees Incorporation Act (CAP
165) as Registered Trustees of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau. UPMB
brings together Protestant Churches in Uganda involved in Provision of Health
Services. It serves as a link between Government and / or Development Partners
and UPMB-Member Institutions and provides support to its members through
capacity strengthening, coordination, lobbying and Advocacy, public relations
and translation of government policies.

 

Job Summary: The
Knowledge Management and Research Specialist will lead knowledge management,
research and learning activities of UPMB. The staff will work directly under
the QI&CLA Advisor under the MEL Director and work in close coordination
with the M &E team. The incumbent will support the MEL Director to identify
and implement UPMB’s learning strategy. The position requires high quality
analysis and report writing skills which can be used to write/review consistent
high quality reports and technical briefs that are developed as learning
products. They should be able to employ the use of traditional and digital
learning approaches to develop and implement innovative, creative, and
effective ways to strategically capture and share technical knowledge, leverage
good practices, and improve the effectiveness of the program.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

Strategic
leadership

·       
Recognize opportunities for innovative action and
create an environment where

alternative viewpoints are welcomed.

·       
Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions
&
resources to achieve
objectives and contribute to program strategy development.

·       
Develop and lead the overall strategic learning
agenda for UPMB, connecting it with key
priorities for UPMB .

Research and
knowledge management

·       
Lead implementation of UPMB Knowledge management and Research
activities.

·       
Work closely with the Director MEL research and
learning agenda and ensure follow up.

·       
Critically analyze the situation, identify data gaps
and propose appropriate research

methodologies to collect data.

·       
Manage research partners, research fellows and
interns. Explore opportunities to

collaborate with potential research partner, individual researchers or
university graduates/interns etc.

·       
Work very closely with the research partner to
ensure learnin
g priorities are
included in the baseline, endline and final evaluations, post distribution
monitoring (PDMs) and other research activities as per BHA requirement and
relevant to learning priorities. Key measurement benchmark activities such as
the baseline and endline will be primarily managed by the MEL Manager, and the
KM and Learning Specialist will provide a key support role.

·       
Provide technical input during the development of
study protocol including research

design, tool development and analysis plan.

·       
Select, analyze and use available data/evidence to
highlight project achievement and

learnings

·       
Identify and document learning opportunities and
innovative approaches utilized *within
the program.

·       
Lead and support learning events such as Collaborative Learning and Adaptation
(CLA) workshops at all levels to ensure to review and reflection on the
evidence

·       
Utilize routine monitoring data to share during CLA
sessions and inform adaptive

management decisions

·       
Capture lessons learned from the CLA sessions, at
the district, cluster and central level.

·       
Work with other MEL team members, such as technology
experts, to build data-centered dashboards and visual reports, to help program
managers better understand
and use
data for decision making.

·       
Build the capacity of all relevant team members to
develop, review, and maintain an

excellent systems, including regular reflection and analysis of program
monitoring data and production of evidence-based recommendations and reports.

Routine MEL support

·       
Contribute to UPMB’s MEL strategy and work plan
including development and update of
MEL documents such as indicator performance tracking table (IPTT),
Performance Indicator Reference Sheet (PIRS), training manuals/guidelines etc

·       
Analyze the datasets to measure the progress at
multiple levels, and their contribution
to achieving the project’s goal and objectives.

·       
Interpret data and analyze results using statistical techniques for program

·       
Work closely with program staff to prioritize
program information needs

·       
Under the guidance of MEL Director, work with sector
team in analyzing and interpreting monitoring data that will feed into reports

·       
Prepare and share reports on findings from monitoring of project interventions, its
process and achievements.

·       
Assist with Data Quality Assessments

Communication and
documentation

·       
Analyze data and develop technical briefs and
research products

·       
Work with Communication focal person to develop and disseminate communication and
learning products to showcase project successes and results.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Ba
chelor’s degree Development studies, Knowledge
Management, Social
Sciences, or
related field.

·       
Post
graduate qualification in the related field is preferred.

·       
At least five years of experience managing research
activities. Experience in survey and
research design, both quantitative & qualitative and data analysis
skills using software.

·       
Experience in designing and implementing knowledge
management and learning activities

·       
Demonstrated skill in training and knowledge
management capacity development of
field staff

·       
Demonstrated skill in coordinating information needs across technical sectors

·       
Experience of translating evidence into action.

·       
Excellent communication and report writing skills
both in English and Nepali for high
quality technical briefs and research publications

·       
Effective verbal & written communication,
multi-tasking and prioritization skills. Fluency
in written and spoken English and Nepali required

·       
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow
procedures, meet deadlines and work
independently and cooperatively with team members is required

·       
Effective writing and organizational skills for
report development, complete analyses and make presentations.

·       
Previous experience working on USAID/CDC funded
programs strongly preferred

 

How to
Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested persons who wish to apply
hand-deliver an application letter with a detailed CV and copies of your
academic credentials, naming at least two referees to:

 

Human Resources Manager

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau

Plot 877 Balintuma Road Mengo

P.O. Box 4127

Kampala-Uganda

 

E-mail: upmbadmin@upmb.co.ug

 

Deadline: 11th
December 2020 by 5:00 pm

 

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