Knowledge Coordinator at World Bank, Washington, DC, United States

Deadline: 24 January 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Knowledge Coordinator in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post 4 years.

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The Knowledge Coordinators will help manage existing knowledge initiatives underway with clients across the WB and continuously explore the boundaries of knowledge service opportunities during these interactions.

WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Knowledge Coordinator will perform the following functions-

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  • Support and / or lead specific KM initiatives underway and, upon request, act as the key liaison for these KM projects in full consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Support the deployment of overall KM products and services through strategic planning, project management, training and user support.
  • Act as DECKM representatives, sharing and articulating the opportunities for KM in the WB context and take ownership of the evolution, coordination and collaboration on such initiatives involving all participants as required.
  • Drive awareness of key knowledge tools and content, and engage people across the organization to use the tools and content to help support WB business results and development effectiveness.
  • Build strong relationships within WB and facilitate collaboration across the KM Community and other teams to build a good understanding of the business strategy and knowledge priorities.
  • Identify and promote new opportunities for KM support and solutions.
  • Improve knowledge capture, systems, sharing and maintenance, in line with the Action Plan and other central KM initiatives.
  • Continuously collect feedback from staff and management on their knowledge needs, knowledge approaches and tools and iterate an implementation program.
  • Understand and be able to articulate the role of KM in supporting and amplifying the Bank’s role as a global leader in the creation of development knowledge and analytics.
  • Help embed knowledge management into daily operational practices.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (such as knowledge management, information management, content management) and / or a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in knowledge management.
  • A successful candidate will typically have experience in positions of increasing complexity and responsibility, and proven ability to work with a dynamic and international team.
  • Proven track record of pertinent work experience in knowledge management, ideally in a multicultural and global entity.
  • Program Management experience is required, including designing, planning and implementing knowledge-related initiatives, coordinating / collaborating with other teams and executing / facilitating programs and events involving knowledge management or knowledge creation.
  • Ability to analyze and respond to challenges with a can-do attitude and proper problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a collaborative and responsive team.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with proven experience in working in situations of both formal and non-formal reporting authority.
  • Exceptional oral and written English skills.
  • Prior work experience in MDBs, public sector, NGO’s, or international development is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting and inspiring a positive, energetic culture of innovation.
  • Experience with knowledge-related IT tools (e.g. knowledge sharing platforms) is desirable.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated team player with a strong interest in learning, creating efficient processes and a seamless user experience.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.

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