UNESCO recruits 01 knowledge and management consultant
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
KNOWLEDGE AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Job Family: Field Operations Coordination
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 20-NOV-2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
1. Background and ObjectiveUnder the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education, with guidance from the Director of the Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), and under the direct supervision of the IICBA Senior Education Programme Specialist and the Hub Management Consultant the incumbent be responsible for for knowledge management and developing and implementing a communications and advocacy strategy, including systems for capturing, organizing and information dissemination to all stakeholders in collaboration with all of the Consortium Partners (CPs) involved in the project, namely IICBA, UNICEF and the African Union. This person will be responsible for supporting the visibility of the KIX hub activities and out puts ensuring that the knowledge and information generated is shared across Developing Country Partners (DCPs).
2. Purpose of the AssignmentThe KIX Hub’s purpose is to collect, generate, exchange and facilitate effective use of data, knowledge and innovation for education policy formulation and implementation among 19 Anglophone African countries in six thematic areas, namely (i) strengthening learning assessment systems, (ii) improving teaching and learning, (iii) strengthening early childhood care and education, (iv) achieving gender equality in and through education, (v) leaving no one behind, and (vi) meeting the data challenge in education.
DUTIES/TASKS AND EXPECTED OUTPUT
S/he will perform the following duties:Lead the communications, advocacy and visibility activities of the KIX hub;
Design communications and advocacy materials for the overall Hub and devise strategies of their use along with each of its six thematic areas;In collaboration with the KIX Hub Manager, hold webinars, social media live discussions with the most influential educational personnel on priority needs in the education sector to inform the KIX hub activities;Ensure visibility of the KIX Hub in the global education sector and in each of the 19 Developing Country Partners (DCPs) and its alignment to national, regional, continental and international education agendas and priorities, such as the United Nations Education 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and Continental Education Strategy for Africa 2016-2025;Provide guidance and technical support to government partners and national officials on how to promote and use the KIX Hub digital platform;Liaise with the project donor, CPs, Regional Advisory Team, Technical Committee, direct implementing partners, DCP focal points on communications and advocacy plans and materials.Support the sharing and promotion of the uptake of knowledge through the development of knowledge management methods and tools;
DUTIES/TASKS AND EXPECTED OUTPU CONT.TLeveraging social media in DCP countries and Africa and support the creation of an environment for the effective use of knowledge generated from the KIX hub;Support other KIX hub staff and DCP focal points in documenting best practices and lessons learnt which will be synthesized and shared across countries;Support operations research and the generation of new evidence and data across the region;Support the dissemination of results from the baseline, mid-term and final project evaluations;Participate in the development of KIX hub communication materials, presentations, articles, abstracts and posters in the context of knowledge management and participate in the presentation of these products to various audiences ensure that the work on the KIX Hub in the region is well documented and publicized; andPerform any other duties as may be required by his/her supervisor and IICBA’s Director
TIMETABLE AND DELIVERABLESAn Individual work plan and Inception Report submitted to the IICBA Senior Education Programme through the KIX Hub Manager, on the proposed communication and visibility activities of the KIX hub, submitted by January, 31st 2021;A monthly progressive report and report on the technical assistance and/or training provided to member states on how to utilise the KIX hub digital platform, submitted by February, 28th 2021;A monthly progressive report and shared copies of communication, advocacy and visibility materials and tools used by the KIX hub and its partners, submitted by March, 31st 2021;A monthly progressive report and a report on the digital regional and national repositories and linkages to the KIX hub digital platform, submitted by April, 30th 2021;A monthly progressive report and a report on the field testing of the platform organized with DCP LEGs and virtual dialogues held with DCPs on priority needs in the education sector to inform the KIX hub activities, submitted by May, 31st 2021; andA monthly progressive report and documented promising practices, lessons learnt which have been synthesized and shared across the KIX hub countries, submitted by June, 30th 2021;
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Accountability (C)Communication (C)
EDUCATION Master’s degree in Communications, Education, International Development or its equivalent from a recognised university;
WORK EXPEREINCE At least four years of relevant professional experience in knowledge management and communications and advocacy required. Preferably some of it for large, multi-country education projects in Africa.
SKILLS/COMPTENCIESAbility to work with minimal supervisionHigh level of technical writing skills, excellent communications, and analytical skills.Excellent organizational, networking and partnership building skills, tact and discretionPersonality: The post requires maturity, excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, ability to multi-task, prioritize and deliver to deadline, as well as work under pressure. A key requirement is credibility and confidence, with high level representational and partnership building skills, involving a wide range of partners (including relevant Ministries, UN Agencies, donors and civil society).
Experience in developing and implementing a communications and advocacy strategies;
Demonstrated leadership, proactive communication and facilitation skills;Excellent ICT and communications, writing and editing, and analytical skills;Strong coordination, diplomacy and networking skills;Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural work environment; SKILLS/COMPTEINCES CONT. Set high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals;Very strong drafting and editing skills;Able to demonstrate, apply and share technical knowledge and recommendations to government partners and national officials;Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural work environment;Set high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals; andWork experience with the United Nations or a specialized agency of it or with an international organization is an asset.
LANGUAGESExcellent knowledge (oral and written) in English.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESSPlease note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Interested applicants should send their motivation letter, CV, technical and financial proposals before 20th November 2020 midnight (Addis Ababa time).
Applications submitted without a clear work methodology and a fee will not be considered.
Remuneration will be based on UNESCO rate
Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in working with UNESCO.
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