Knowledge Management is a core function in all Save the Children International programs globally, representing our commitment to accountability and transparency, and is crucial aspect of program quality and management within Save the Children International. The Knowledge Management and Learning officer will support the research, learning and knowledge management functions within the Malnutrition Initiative program turkana field office and the country office. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Contract Duration: 3 months renewable subject to funding availability and performance.
No of Vacancies: One (1) Position
Reporting to: Health Coordinator.
Nationality: Kenya National only
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Learning and Knowledge Management:
- Conduct comprehensive analysis of project evaluation and research findings; provide summary of findings, learning and recommendations and share these with program staff.
- Professionally document and proactively share information and learning from projects with Save the Children staff and stakeholders as necessary.
- Take an active role in ensuring that staff are compliant in uploading data and reports into share point and other relevant online systems and maintain such database systems.
- Work with the MEAL coordinator in Turkana and Head of MEAL to ensure that key learning’s are incorporated in upcoming proposal plans and interventions.
- With the MEAL coordinator and Head of MEAL, feed into programme and proposal design to ensure that new programme design is based on previous learning.
Reporting and documentation**
- Support program teams in developing quality program reports and providing the necessary data also ensure to incorporate past learning.
- Ensure quality of data reported and verify all data and information from sources periodically on a sample basis.
- Lead in conducting data quality assessment for the Malnutrition Initiative project to ensure that data reported is validated, is accurate and consistent while providing feedback as necessary to program teams.
- Work with project manager, communication manager and research and learning manager to produce case studies, best practices; lessons learned and project audit documents for internal and external use;
- To manage and lead on key pieces of research and development.
- Develop one-pagers describing the project, key activities, approaches, outcomes and impacts;
Monitoring, Program development and quality.
- Conduct data quality audits and review on a monthly basis
- Work with the project lead in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting for the project.
- Contribute to the quality of program design – reviewing log-frames, results frameworks, project plan, strategic plans, MEAL Plan etc.
- Lead the review & reflection of whether the DIP is followed as per the plan or not during all staff meeting.
- To carry out follow-up monitoring visits to materialize actions agreed in action plan
- Conduct quality monitoring using quality benchmarks for the project to ensure that activities maintain quality standards
- Ensure to document community feedback in a database and share these on a regular basis with the project team, following up to ensure that the feedback loop is closed.
- Maintain close coordination with program manager at field level and Head of MEAL on Quality and Accountability issues.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships with entire team members of organization, colleagues, members and external partners, supporters and stakeholders.
- Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, public health, education, development, or information technology)
- Minimum three years’ practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in a large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
- Excellent knowledge of information technology systems and proficient in the use of ODK/Kobo and data analysis programmes e.g. SPSS and Stata.
- Demonstrable track-record in data management, with the ability to manage large databases
- Ability to analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
- Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- Trained in data management and with at least one year experience working with Excel managing databases;
- Familiarity with project frameworks [design/implementation/M&E] cycle
- Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection (M&E methods) and data analysis
- Commitment to and understanding of SCI vision, mission and values
- Enthusiasm, motivation, self-confidence, and a proactive approach to problem solving
- Excellent interpersonal skills and can work as part of a team
- Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams;
- Proficiency in the languages of the locality is highly desirable
- Commitment to Save the Children values
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We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
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How to Apply.
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Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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