The State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) is the main governance programme funded by the UK government's Department for International Development assisting the Nigerian Government to build on governance reforms already under way in ten states (Anambra,Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Niger, Yobe and Zamfara) and at Federal level. The programme started in September 2008 and will run for until April 2016. Further information on SPARC can be found at www.sparc-nigeria.com
We are now looking for a Senior Knowledge Management Officer (SKMO) to join the SPARC Team, based at the SPARC Abuja office.The Senior Knowledge Management Officer (SKMO) will work as part of a team. The team currently consists of the Senior Knowledge Management Adviser (SKMA), a Communications Specialist and the SKMO.
Specifically, the SKMO will be required to do the following tasks. Working closely with and reporting to the SKMA, the SKMO will support coordinating the implementation of SPARC's KM Strategic Plan across all KM Activity Logs, but with particular focus on the following areas:
Supporting consolidation of knowledge management initiatives within the work streams of existing state work programmes. Support to management of the KM work stream: developing work plans and Activity Descriptions; developing Terms of Reference for individual consultancy inputs; liaising with Consortium partners over Short Term Contracts of consultants; monitoring expenditure against budget and future commitments on a monthly basis; alerting the SKMA on possible over expenditure. Any other tasks that may be required.
Enabling expansion and wider replication in the additional focus states and elsewhere
Coordinating with other programmes:
Knowledge sharing to support SPARC lessons, resources and results;
Knowledge management support to the Federal component.
If you believe you have both the skills and experience required to enhance our current offering please email/send your CV along with a brief outline of key points for our consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Friday 12th September 2014 quoting ref: application for Senior Knowledge Management Officer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.