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Knowledge Management Officer

Organization Name: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Location: Mbarara Town, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: United States
Role Code: G01-Int

Role Overview

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 EGPAF staff and external partners. They will contribute to the 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, in forms openly accessible to EGPAF staff and, as necessary, the public.

Responsibilities

Strategy

  • 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
  • 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 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

Database Management

  • 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.
  • Leverage and enhance the Foundation’s existing internal knowledge management systems and platforms (e.g. the EGPAF intranet) to upload and share information

Writing / Product Development

  • Work with the communications and advocacy advisor to develop knowledge products including technical and program briefs, impact stories, and multimedia products
  • Conduct advocacy activities and related documentation to share with EGPAF audiences
  • Develop and implement a broad set of tested knowledge management tools, models, and approaches
  • Support the evaluation and documentation of projects and the preparation and writing of key management reports
  • 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

Training and Support

  • 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

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • At least one year of professional experience in knowledge management and communication or advocacy*
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, evidenced by experience with public speaking (e.g. presentations, trainings, or workshops), as well as drafting documents (e.g. reports or summaries) for a wide range of audiences (technical, programmatic, policy makers, etc.)*
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project*
  • Master’s degree in communications, organizational development, knowledge management, public health, or related field
  • Previous exposure and experience in developing and managing knowledge management systems or programs
  • Advanced experience with current knowledge management technologies, such as Web and Enterprise 2.0
  • Experience leading knowledge-product development and dissemination
  • Experience with photo editing software (e.g. Photoshop or InDesign) and videography
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to travel to the supported regions and districts

About the Organization

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS. We are working in 17 countries around the world to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for women, children, and families—with a mission to eliminate pediatric AIDS.

Role Function: Advocacy, Communications, Knowledge Management
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, HIV / AIDS, Maternal and Child Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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