Plan International Jobs in Kenya, Learning & Knowledge Management Advisor



Job Description


Position Learning & Knowledge Management Advisor Grade D1
Department & Programs, Nilinde Project – Nairobi Date June, 2017
Duration 3 Years Fixed Term Contract    
Reports to Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor    
About Plan Plan   International   is   an   independent   development   and   humanitarian
  organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in
  the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty,
  violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.
Purpose Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation
  that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.  We believe in the power
  and potential of every child.  But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence,
  exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.
  Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) for Nairobi and Coast
  Counties  of  Kenya  is  a  USAID-funded  $41  million  Cooperative  Agreement
  awarded to a consortium led by Plan International. Known locally as the Nilinde
  Project, this five- year initiative aims to improve the welfare and protection of the
  most  vulnerable  households  affected  by  HIV/AIDS  by  reducing  economic
  vulnerability and empowering parents to make investments that will improve the
  health and well-being of OVC.    

Dimensions of Role:


The post holder will be based in Nilinde Nairobi office but provide support to Nilinde Project areas and will report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor. S/he will be primarily responsible for providing Learning and Knowledge Management (LKM) assistance to the Nilinde project.



Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop and implement Nilinde Project’s Learning and Knowledge Management plan.


  • Support M&E and other project technical staff in developing and implementing evaluation and operation research studies, disseminating results and writing briefs, reports & peer-reviewed publications.


  • Collaborate in the development of organizational and project’s Learning and Knowledge Management standards, tools and approaches.


  • Promote knowledge exchange among Nilinde staff within and across the project counties.


  • Conduct ethical and content reviews of operation research and assessments including tools as part of the E&R SOP process, provide training on operation research SOPs.


  • Provide assistance for design and implementation of learning agenda research questions as per the projects learning framework and as requested.


  • Lead the implementation of the project’s learning agenda including the project’s teaching technical working group (TWG).


  • Support projects’ thematic heads and other technical staff in production of reports, journal articles, papers and/or other conference materials.


  • Perform any other M&E, Learning and Knowledge Management related functions.


  • Represent the project in Learning and Knowledge Management and M&E related activities as delegated by the project management team.


Communications and Working Relationships:

  • High contact with the monitoring and evaluation staff and project staff.


Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:


  • Masters level of education in Public health or equivalent with a bias towards research methodology.


  • Minimum of 7-9 years of experience in providing technical assistance in Learning, operation research and Knowledge Management preferably in public health projects, including in building capacity.


  • Solid experience in program design, Learning and Knowledge Management, and operation research.


  • Solid experience in the design, implementation and reporting of research and evaluation studies.


  • Excellent computer skills, with knowledge of necessary analytic software applications (qualitative, such as Nvivo, and Atlas.ti)
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills.


Competencies and values:


  • Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, coaching and mentoring, developing and working in teams, initiating action, planning and organizing.


  • Commitment to Plan Purpose and Values.


Physical Environment and Demands:


Typically office environment with moderate field visit demands.


Level of Contact with Children:

Low:      occasional interaction with children.

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