Organization Name: Health Development Initiative
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Eligible Citizenship: Rwanda
Role Code: R03-Nat

Role Overview

The Knowledge Management Officer will work closely with the knowledge management team and project coordinators to identify and document obstacles and successes from the field, ensuring that the best of HDI’s collective knowledge, best practices, lessons learned, and results are documented and shared. The Officer will ensure staff draw on institutional experience by promoting efficient archiving and exchange of information between different departments.


  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of knowledge and learning products (e.g. best practices, briefs, workshops, case studies, knowledge notes, and e-learning), capturing lessons at the project level in coordination with the knowledge management team
  • Work collaboratively with the M&E, research, and program staff to identify and prioritize types of knowledge to develop and capture
  • Conduct comprehensive analysis of project learnings and research findings; provide summary of findings, learning, and recommendations to be shared with program staff and on the knowledge management database.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the knowledge management database 
  • Organize monthly thematic meetings

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • At least one year of experience in knowledge management, as evidenced by documenting processes, methods, systems and/or strategies*
  •  Experience working with knowledge management and/or monitoring and evaluation strategies* 
  • Experience documenting impact of program/project implementation*
  •  Experience distilling data into written deliverables such as reports, briefs, or other materials that summarize key findings*
  • Experience with online databases
  • 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.)
  • Past experience in knowledge management or public health programs, especially in development projects
  • Creative problem-solving and ability to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience working in multicultural, values driven teams
  • Familiarity with information technology systems

About the Organization

Health Development Initiative (HDI) is a non-profit organization based in Kigali, Rwanda. HDI strives to improve both the quality and accessibility of healthcare for all Rwandans through advocacy, education, and training. HDI was founded in 2005 by a dedicated group of Rwandan physicians working in health facilities and communities across the country. This diverse group of health professionals was united by a shared commitment to improve the health of disadvantaged communities within and outside of the healthcare system.

Today, HDI brings together a team with vast experience in medicine, public health, and community development to bridge the gap between communities and the healthcare system. HDI believes that health outcomes can be improved through parallel development of the community and the medical profession’s capacity to support prevention, care, and treatment of disease and illness. HDI supports community and health systems strengthening and works to empower individuals with tools and knowledge to advance the health of their communities, so that all Rwandans may lead healthy lives, free from preventable disease and premature mortality. 

The current thematic areas for HDI include: 

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), focusing on access to contraception and other SRHR services; HIV (and other sexually transmitted infections) prevention, testing and treatment; and, comprehensive sexuality education, particularly for adolescents, youth, and women
  • Human rights and the right to health, focusing on the rights of LGBTI persons, prisoners, drug users, sex workers, and refugees
  • Community health and development, particularly child nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene
Role Function: Data Analysis / Statistics, Database Management, Knowledge Management
Issue Area: Health System Strengthening, Healthcare Access, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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