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  • Posted on: 28 August, 2014 Deadline: 12 September, 2014
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    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

    Senior Knowledge Management Officer (SKMO)


    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

    • Contribute to development of new KM tools for use across the Programme.
    • Market the 'ASK' help desk and coordinate all responses to enquiries and requests for further support, using SPARC staff and the technical and practitioner pool of experts.     .
    • Support documentation/analysis of successful innovations that contribute to replication agendas with the focus states and non-lead states.
    • Support to opportunities for promoting SPARC supported reforms through institutions and organizations identified in non-focus states or at Federal level.     .

    Coordinating with other programmes:

    • Representing SPARC at Knowledge Management Working Group meetings as required.

    Knowledge sharing to support SPARC lessons, resources and results;

    • Assist the Knowledge Management Team to ensure submission of reports is in accordance with Programme formats and templates.
    • Analysing, editing and writing draft text for leaflets, policy briefs and fact sheets in a concise manner and plain English.
    • Draft key messages for the programme communications products and service.
    • Support technical work streams within SPARC states on identified KM
    • issues.
    • Contribute to any further development ofthe intranet and website.
    • Manage SPARC's website.

    Knowledge management support to the Federal component.

    • Support to the communication and KM functions within the NGF.
    • Identifying and promoting best practices/successful reforms within federal level organizations that are supported by SPARC.

    Method of Application

    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 by close of business on Friday 12th September 2014 quoting ref: application for Senior Knowledge Management Officer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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