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Knowledge Management Specialist

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-03

Details

Mission and objectives

Structured within UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) in Addis Ababa, the Regional Programme for Africa contributes to regional development by addressing cross-border challenges facing the continent and amplifying opportunities related to the priorities and aspirations defined by the African Union and other regional entities. The Regional Programme seeks to address regional issues on the continent by providing programmatic support to countries facing similar challenges where a united front of affected countries is best suited to address the prevalent specific issues. Several flagship projects and initiatives have been developed to fulfill this mandate, including support to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the launch of the Africa Borderlands Centre, and projects to empower youth and women across the continent.

Context

Structured within UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) in Addis Ababa, the Regional Programme for Africa contributes to regional development by addressing cross-border challenges facing the continent and amplifying opportunities related to the priorities and aspirations defined by the African Union and other regional entities. The Regional Programme seeks to address regional issues on the continent by providing programmatic support to countries facing similar challenges where a united front of affected countries is best suited to address the prevalent specific issues. Several flagship projects and initiatives have been developed to fulfill this mandate, including support to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the launch of the Africa Borderlands Centre, and projects to empower youth and women across the continent.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Communications Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Knowledge Management: • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies for the Regional Programme and RSCA. •Support the design and implementation of the RSCA Knowledge Gateway on SharePoint, incorporating the RP Knowledge Management Platform. •Plan and conduct regular trainings for knowledge focal points on tips for storing, sharing and managing information. •Monitor and report on the status of the delivery, dissemination and impact of knowledge products. •Send quarterly reminders sharing new features, updates and resources on the Gateway to all staff. •Draft content, upload and manage the RSCA and RP pages on the UNDP Africa website, while seeking inputs from teams. •Assist and provide advice to technical teams in the preparation of concept notes, knowledge product plans, and strategies for dissemination and monitoring and evaluation. •Work with the knowledge management group at RSCA to ensure quality control and brand management of regional publications, including compliance with the UNDP communications toolkit and corporate branding toolkits. •Liaise with the RSCA working groups on learning, data management, communications and partnerships to enhance the visibility of the RSCA and RP on external platforms and encourage learning and co-creation on internal platforms. Communications: •Work with Regional Programme communications focal points to enhance the visibility of knowledge products, including through joint launch events with partners. •Promote, advocate and raise awareness around UNDP/RSCA activities, results, flag-ship initiatives through a variety of communication vehicles, such as roundtable dis-cussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews, report launches, etc. •Position UNDP/RSCA as a substantive, global thought leader and promote its man-date, mission and purpose via effective communication. •Create, promote and maintain regional public campaigns that position UNDP/RSCA and influence the development agenda based on current program and new initiatives.

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