Deadline: 31 December 2016
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Knowledge Management Specialist in Washington D.C., United States. The duration of this post is 2 year.
The Senior Knowledge Management Specialist will develop and support HarvestPlus specific ‘learning cycles’ and effectively leverage the dissemination and application of not only the intellectual knowledge from research, but the experiential knowledge from program delivery and scale up.
IFPRI’s mission is to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Senior Knowledge Management Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Knowledge Creation and Collaboration.
- Support the creation and exchange of knowledge across different HarvestPlus units and relevant external organizations to collaborate on developing and documenting better practices, as well as technical and policy information for various audiences and purposes.
- Promote knowledge creation during internal and external events, through support to the design and facilitation of events/key meetings, in order to promote and document creative conversation to create new knowledge and learning through informal and semi-formal exchange.
- Facilitate the development and engagement of external communities of practice in key functional and programmatic areas, in coordination with technical leads.
- Knowledge – Content Coordination.
- Manage content and functionality for communities of practice that may be linked to, or housed within the HarvestPlus website.
- Ensure coordination between online and in-person events and dialogues (e.g., webinars, working groups, papers, global and regional meetings, etc.).
- Strategy and Effective Functioning.
Applicants must have-
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, agriculture, nutrition, or a relevant technical field plus 7 years of experience working in communications, knowledge management, and/or development and management of communities of practice.
- Master’s degree plus 5 years of experience.
- Demonstrated experience with high-level strategic planning and implementation on knowledge management.
- Experience with user information-seeking behaviors in an academic/policy/non-profit advocacy environment, including creating and adapting online/social media tools such as blogs, on-line dialogues, etc.
- Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of developing web-facilitated communities of practice linking global and national level stakeholders, technical experts, and policy advocates.
- Ability to adjust to periods of increased workflow and varying responsibilities.
- Outstanding written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
- Experience with research and/or monitoring and evaluation.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit IFPRI.