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Knowledge Exchange Senior Specialist II

Management Sciences for Health

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 6, 2022.

Knowledge Exchange Senior Specialist II Jobs in Management Sciences for Health Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Management Sciences for Health

# Job Description

Overview
As part of the CLA unit within the USAID Uganda Strengthening Supply Chain
Systems Activity, the Senior Knowledge Exchange Specialist strategically leads
the development and implementation of knowledge management, learning and
communication strategies that promote effective and continuous learning in the
project cycle, documentation and visibility of the project’s lessons, results,
and achievements. The senior specialist will build capacity of partners
including government, implementing partners and the Civil society and support
them to develop and implement knowledge management, communications and
learning plans to ensure ownership and sustainability of a range of supply
chain related actions and products.
This position is responsible for ensuring adherence to USAID branding and
marking requirements and supports the project’s visibility on external events
and relevant MSH, USAID, and partner platforms. The Specialist will establish
systems to facilitate knowledge capture and exchange in relevant national and
global forums.

Main duties and responsibilities
• Lead the development and implementation of a stake holder engagement,
knowledge management and communication strategy
• Develop and implement audience-focused, results-driven communications and
behaviour change communication strategies for the project, in collaboration
with project leadership and MSH’s communications department.
• Work closely with USAID and implementing partners to define and implement
communication priorities and activities. Liaise with donor communications
officers to align strategies and enhance visibility within donor audiences.
• Write and produce a wide range of communication materials, conveying
technical information in a clear and accessible manner to a range of technical
and non-technical audiences. Examples of products include case studies, fact
sheets, technical briefs, success stories, website content, presentations, and
talking points. Work closely with colleagues in MSH Communications Group to
review documents and coordinate final production of publications.
• Support the development and evaluation of social behaviour change
communication and advocacy packages tools, training modules, messages and
materials on the health supply chain for use by civil society organizations,
community health workers and partners.
• Manage distribution and dissemination of project materials in hardcopy and
online; coordinate with home office communications and knowledge management
teams to maintain a system of information sharing and to establish digital and
appropriate hard copy files for all publications and project communications.
• Ensure that the program’s identity, brand, and strategic messaging is in
accordance with donor requirements and organizational strategies, and that all
communications comply with the relevant USAID branding and marking
requirements and review and approval processes.
• Conduct communications and knowledge management-related trainings for
project staff.
• Participate in the development and implementation of a knowledge management
and learning plan
• Contribute to knowledge management, learning and adaptation activities
including effective donor reporting.
• Implement standard operating procedures, mechanisms, and relationships for
collection and organization of information, knowledge, and experience from the
project and its partners, and for its documentation and distribution through
relevant channels.
• Support project teams to define requirements for the learning process and
negotiate with leadership for allocation of resources and inclusion of
activities in budgets.
• Build capacity of partners and ensure ownership and sustainability supply
chain related knowledge management, communications and learning activities.
• Support partners including government, implementing partners and the civil
society to identify capacity gaps and develop plans to address them.
• Conduct tailor made trainings for partners in collaboration with the CLA
team and track implementation of actions aimed at improving knowledge
management, learning and communication.
• Work closely with partners to develop, integrate within existing structures,
and disseminate high quality communication, learning and knowledge management
products. Such products like the supply chain newsletter, learnings from the
innovation lab activities etc.
• Establish and roll out communities of practice and ensure their integration
into existing structures across the different levels of the supply chain
system to inspire learning and continuous sharing of knowledge within the
different groups of actors. Such as communities of practice at the regional
referral hospitals.

Required:
Bachelor’s degree in communication, knowledge management, journalism,
international development studies or related education
Preferred: Master’s degree
Required: 7-10 years professional work experience in communication, knowledge
management, project learning photography/videography, or similar field.

Skills:
• Excellent writing skills, with ability to convey complex technical
information in clear, compelling language without technical jargon.
• Experience with public health communications and relevant technical areas
required. Understanding of USAID, including trends, audiences, and
requirements and experience in the implementation of USAID-funded global
projects required.
• Demonstrated experience developing communications strategies, annual plans,
and materials related to relevant project technical areas.
• Experience in the production of print and digital communications content and
dissemination strategies.
• Strong working knowledge of online platforms and social media, and proven
ability in applications such as Google Applications, WordPress, and Microsoft
Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Experience with desktop publishing applications including Adobe Creative
Suite highly desirable. Photography and videography skills very helpful.
• Experience with international development and the health sector desirable.
Understanding of core knowledge management principles on adopting, adapting,
and applying knowledge to work more effectively; Ability to assess priorities,
work gracefully under pressure with multiple deadlines, and manage projects
through to their successful completion with attention to detail and quality
Strong multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills.
• Must be able to problem solve. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and
to work proactively and independently.
• Demonstrated writing and editing skills.
• Ability to maintain a flexible work manner and schedule
• MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national
origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
• MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are
employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor
Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212
of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and
maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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