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Knowledge Management Specialist

Harare (Zimbabwe)

 

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations

depending on the evolving needs of the Organization 

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Organizational Setting

The Government of the United Kingdom through the Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP), which aims to contribute to poverty reduction through increased incomes for a minimum number of 200,000 beneficiaries’ households from 2014 to 2020. The programme is being implemented in four provinces covering ten districts as follows\: Mutasa, Mutare, and Makoni in Manicaland province; Guruve, Bindura and Mt Darwin in Mashonaland Central province; and Kwekwe, Gokwe North, Gokwe South and Shurugwi in Midlands province and two additional districts reached with biofortification component only; Mazowe and Zvimba in Mashonaland Central and West provinces. The programme is being implemented by a multiple of partners and the components in the extension phase are structured around the following with gender mainstreaming cutting across on all components;

  • Extension and Nutrition (EN)
  • Rural Finance (RF)
  • Policy Support (PS)
  • Biofortification (BF)
  • Market Development (MD)
  • Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MEAL)
 
 

Reporting Lines

Working under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for Zimbabwe, the direct supervision of the LFSP-APN Chief Technical Advisor and in close collaboration with Policy and Programme Liaison Officer, relevant FAO staff, donors, implementing partners, government and other LFSP components.

 
 
Technical Focus

The technical areas/profiles covered will be as follows\:

  • Information/Data Management and Analysis
  • Communications
  • Policy advocacy  
 
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
  • Identify opportunities and needs for knowledge generation, develop appropriate proposals, and facilitate the implementation of activities.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the project team, FAO consultants, implementing and strategic partners, as required in order to ensure high technical standards and quality of all outputs and ensure their contribution towards LFSP knowledge products.
  • Assist the coordination of the local implementation of the policy support component
  • Ensure knowledge sharing of experiences in the field, as well as linkages with relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate programme reporting and stakeholder engagements
  • Facilitate joint missions, annual reviews, and coordination meetings for the programme in close collaboration with Monitoring and Evaluation officers
  • Identify and consolidate lessons learned and best practices in support of impact evaluation and knowledge generation.
  • Perform other related duties, including the direct implementation of some technical activities, as required.
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in statistics, agricultural extension, quantitative methods or related field.
  • At least 5 years of relevant field experience preferably supporting knowledge generation packaging and evaluations using a variety of methods and tools, including both quantitative and qualitative.
  •    Working knowledge of English
  • Being nationals of Zimbabwe
 
 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Selection Criteria
  • Relevance and scope of experience in knowledge generation and packaging for multisectoral development initiatives, particularly related to livelihoods and food security
 

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 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit http\://www.fao.org/3/I8446EN/i8446en.pdf
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
 
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23\:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
 
If you need help, or have queries, please contact\: iRecruitment@fao.org
 

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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-21

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