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  • Posted on: 4 December, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

    We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions:

    Technical Advisor-Knowledge Management and learning (KML)


    Overall Responsibilities


    The Technical Advisor-Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) position leads the implementation of a comprehensive technical communication and knowledge management (KM) strategy in collaboration with the project leadership, country office and field based teams.He/she will support efforts to increase the visibility of the USAID funded ProACT project implemented by MSH and will work closely with the Program Assistant-Training to lead the documentation and  dissemination of ProACT project  innovations and results.

    Specific Responsibilities
    • Lead, manage, and support the implementation of a comprehensive knowledge management and technical innovation strategy  in partnership with country and field office teams.
    • Institute a system for identifying and articulating emerging technical innovations and best practices  within the ProACT project
    • Oversee and contribute to the development of knowledge products including best practices, abstracts, technical publications or reports, learning briefs, nuggets, case studies, and success stories..
    • Provide overall quality control and technical assistance for writing, editing, and packaging of knowledge products as well as ensure compliance with project branding guidelines and USAID  requirements
    • Manage and support project related knowledge sharing efforts including technical fairs, presentations, events, online discussion forums such as HIV TEN, and communities of practice (CoP)
    • Support the development of an end-of-project dissemination plan and manage the implementation of this plan to highlight and detail project learning and results
    • Provide support to technical advisors and field based teams to distill, package and disseminate program highlights and learnings and make them available to MSH, USAID, state and national audiences
    • Support the development, review and finalization of  quarterly and annual reports, documentation related to close-out and other donor deliverables as requested
    • Foster knowledge sharing and learning among country and field office teams through the hosting of brown bag events at country and field offices.
    • Provide oversight and supervise consultants hired to provide technical support or editorial services as maybe necessary.


    • Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Deputy Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.
    • Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
    • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for documenting technical communication and innovation initiatives.


    • Learning and knowledge sharing: open to new ideas; shares own knowledge; applies knowledge in daily work; builds partnerships for learning and knowledge sharing 
    • Communications: Ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff. establishing straightforward, productive relationships; showing great drive and commitment to the organization’s mission; inspires others: Maintaining high standards of personal integrity; 
    • Teamwork: Collaborates with others in own unit and across units; acknowledges others' contributions; works effectively with individuals across units; willing to seek help as needed. Promoting collaboration and facilitating teamwork across projects and organization wide. 
    • M.B.B.S with a master's degree in Public Health with at least 2 years’ experience working in USG funded HIV programs.
    • Strong writing, editing, analytical and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated technical communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team with highly skilled technical staff.
    • Understanding of and experience applying technical communications and knowledge management and communication concepts, tools, and approaches
    • Comprehensive understanding of international development issues, HIV implementation and community-based health care initiatives, including program design, implementation and evaluation is desirable.
    • Experience working with USAID and other international development organizations, particularly in the context of KM and communications program is desirable.
    • Applied knowledge & skills: demonstrated experience with abstract writing and presentation at international/regional conferences and  demonstrated evidence of publications in peer reviewed journals
    • Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Strong critical thinking, problem solving skills and ability to work across diverse and multi-cultural teams

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit MSH Career Page on ICIMS

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