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  • Posted on: 13 April, 2015 Deadline: 24 April, 2015
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  • Looking for a job that will allow you to unleash your creativity? Inspired by the challenge of capturing and communicating lessons learned of a highly innovative programme that aims to transform societal attitudes towards women and girls in Nigeria? Then we have the job for you!
     
    We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual that has extensive proven experience in knowledge management. This individual needs to inspire colleagues to invest in capturing essential lessons from the programme and develop eye catching and thought provoking ways of communicating knowledge to stakeholders using a range of tools appropriate for different audiences, including online audiences. If you are ready to take up the exciting challenge this position offers, then apply today.

    The Programme

    Voices for Change (V4C) is a UK Aid funded, four year programme running from October 2013 to December 2017.  The goal of V4C is to help transform social attitudes towards girls and women in Nigeria by working on specific individual, social and institutional changes.  V4C will do this by operating at Federal level and in four States (Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Enugu). V4C’s Vision is to be known and recognised for creating new ways to change behaviour, contributing to a Nigeria where every girl, boy, woman and man achieves their full potential.  V4C’s Mission is to inspire a generation of new voices to speak up and speak out to empower young women to achieve their real potential.  V4C will achieve this by: 

    Creating space and opportunities for girls to grow.
    Getting the support of boys and men.
    Removing formal and informal barriers, or
    Influencing behaviours and laws / behavioural and legal change in Nigeria.

    Knowledge Management Adviser

     

    The Position

    The purpose of the Knowledge Management Adviser’s role is to lead and manage V4C’s knowledge management activities to ensure:

    • Continuous learning for program improvement.
    • Effective dissemination to stakeholders to increase their buy-in to and uptake of the V4C program.
    • Packaging and producing a range of knowledge products
    • Tacit and explicit knowledge and information is stored as a program resource to inform future initiatives and activities.

    Key Responsibilities:
     
    Provide technical leadership to the V4C program in relation to knowledge management, including:
     

    • Translating the KM strategic agenda into operational plans and work plans for delivery.
    • Developing policy briefs and other KM products as required.
    • Organising research dissemination events.
    • Producing progress reports and other reports on KM as required.
    • Working with software programmers to ensure the development of a functional intranet which will serve as a repository for all V4C resources, as well as V4C MIS.
    • Ensuring the intranet is maintained and updated regularly with relevant information and documents.
    • Regularly updating and maintaining the V4C website (in conjunction with output 2 lead) with relevant V4C information as required and deemed appropriate.
    • Ensuring that all V4C reports and documents adhere to the V4C quality assurance standards before uploading, storage and dissemination
    • Ensuring necessary and sufficient information is available for submission to the Deputy Team Leader to compile the quarterly and annual reports to DFID.
    • Managing, monitoring and reporting on the Knowledge Management budget.
    • Implementing administrative and financial operations in compliance with ethical standards and in line with GRM operations and contract provisions. 

    Work with V4C partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries to generate and record stories of how V4C initiatives have affected their lives and / or work, including: 

    • Ensuring that Thematic Diaries (TD) are regularly updated with information on on-going activities.
    • Leading on documentation / analysis of the TD to synthesis successful innovations. Ensuring learning activities (eg, After Action Reviews, Lunch and Learn, and Critical Reflection sessions) take place regularly.
    • Working with V4C partners to ensure that information on activities and initiatives are being captured on an ongoing basis.
    • Working with partners to ensure that learning activities take place regularly.
    • Designing and organising knowledge share fairs for V4C staff, partners and stakeholders to interact and share and learn lessons from each other.
    • Promoting successful V4C supported interventions as part of the replication / uptake agenda
    • Packaging and marketing to stakeholders V4C results and stories of change for uptake in other settings. 

    Build knowledge management capacity of implementing partners and V4C team to enhance understanding and ability to capture information and learning, including:

    • Carrying out targeted training and coaching for the staff of V4C and implementing partners in knowledge management tools, resources and processes.
    • Providing on-going support to Output Leads and thematic adviser on identified knowledge management activities within their outputs.
    • Participating in knowledge management working groups under the umbrella program and other DFID funded programs for effective coordination and learning

    Supervise and provide oversight to Knowledge Management consultants, as required, including:

    • Consulting, communicating and building productive relationships to ensure quality, value for money and on time delivery.
    • Monitoring and reporting on progress and deliverables as stated in TOR and contracts.

    Manage the knowledge Management budget including:

    • Responsible for developing annual, quarterly and monthly budget forecasts
    • Review budget expenditure against activities on a monthly basis
    • Ensure expenditures are coded correctly on a monthly basis
    • Ensure  monthly variance falls within required 5%
    • Demonstrating value for money in all expenditure.
    • Demonstrating effectiveness of the campaigns.
    • Working within strict GRM policies and procedures and UK / Nigerian government regulations.
    • Ensure clear quarterly budget reporting.
    • Implementing administrative and financial operations in compliance with ethical standards and in line with GRM operations and contract provisions.

    Any other reasonable activities determined by the Team Leader / Deputy Team Leader.

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    Adolescent Girls and Women Lead

     

    The Position
    The purpose of the AGW Life Skills Lead role is to lead the implementation of Output 1 - ‘Virtual and Physical Safe Spaces’, networking and campaigning to:
     

    • Promote change in negative attitudes and perceptions of Nigerians about gender equality and women empowerment.
    • Improve self-esteem in young girls and women in post-secondary and tertiary institutions.
    • Be responsible for delivery of agreed milestones.

    The AGW Life Skills Lead will: 

    • Provide technical leadership in the implementation of Output 1 physical and virtual purple spaces:
    • Developing and delivering on a strong strategy to deliver the three components of Output 1 – physical Safe Spaces and virtual purple Spaces
    • Ensuring strategies encompass diversity of ethnicity, religion, age and marital status.
    • Maintaining clear workplans and meeting agreed logframe targets
    • Analysing differing target audience needs and ensuring these are fed back into programming strategies across the outputs.
    • Sharing learning from the Safe Spaces and other Output 1 work with other Output leads
    • Drawing on the wider team, including consultants, to strengthen planning, delivery and monitoring of the purple spaces Output
    • Responsible for developing and  reporting against monitoring and measurement tools for all components of safe spaces

    More specifically;
     
    Physical

    • Managing and coordinating the V4C physical Safe Space initiative in participating states.
    • Ensuring peer educators / NGO facilitators/partners  strengthen quality physical safe spaces appropriate to target audience
    • Maintaining strong partner relationships and quality delivery
    • Leading on design and review of toolkits to support physical spaces, ensuring on time and relevant to target audience
    • Ensuring the development of innovative interventions to support partners in their work with Brand Ambassadors.

    Virtual 

    • Ensuring content is developed on time, engaging and relevant to the target audience within virtual purple space.
    • Supporting the creation and cultivation of online audiences.
    • Responsible for ensuring promotion of AGW and ABM engagement in the virtual purple spaces which drives traffic from web and  physical spaces and NGO partner initiatives, in collaboration with output 2
    • Ensure linkages with output 3 campaign initiatives through virtual platforms.
    • Ensuring on-going virtual platform safety.
    • Feeding into  discussions to generate new topics that will keep the ‘lifestyle’ brand and content fresh and relevant, drawing from conversations within virtual and physical discussions

    Support the development and delivery of strategies to support AGW to actively participate in nationwide campaigns and links to networks.

    • Developing and delivering on a strong strategy to deliver component 2 – AGW networking  and campaigning
    • Developing annual workplan within agreed budget
    • Responsible for developing and  reporting against monitoring and measurement tools for the component
    • Ensure close linkages with output 2 and 3 in developing campaign messages and strategies, and in line with messaging strategy and guidance
    • Identifying innovative and relevant ways to communicate issues in ways that resonate with target audience 

    Supervise State Coordinators to achieve programme objectives, including:

    • Providing technical knowledge and skills to support web-based and face to face interventions.
    • Demonstrating value for money by reviewing weekly work plans.
    • Monitoring achievement of priority activities.
    • Identifying areas for follow up support.
    • Actively analysing and managing risk.
    • Overseeing coordination of workload demands from output leads.
    • Overseeing support by State Coordinators to sub-recipients to pilot virtual and physical strategies, knowledge management and sharing. 

    Collaborate with other Output Leads, DFID programmes, national partners, international partners and other safe space organisations.

    • Develop and monitor budget and expenditure
    • Developing annual costed workplans
    • Reviewing and reporting against monthly expenditure ensuring within 5% variance
    • Providing V4M evidence on quarterly basis 

    Plan for and supervise consultants as required, working in close partnership with ‘critical friend’ (CF)

    • Responsible for ensuring consultants are working within contractual terms as laid out in ToR
    • Ensure TA tracker is up to date and accurate TA projections shared on monthly basis
    • Specific to CF – Actively drawing on technical support, developing annual ToRs, agreeing quarterly deliverables and days, together with bi weekly check in
    • Responsible for keeping CF and long term consultants up to date with V4C strategic thinking, planning and reviews across the programme

    Any other reasonable activities determined by the Team Leader or Deputy Team Leader.

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