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Knowledge Management Advisor

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Faith to Action Network seeks a Knowledge Management Advisor to manage and implement a new EU-funded advocacy project. The project aims at promoting cultural diversity & respect for equal dignity of all people in Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda through interfaith and intercultural dialogue and cooperation. An important component of this role is to oversee Faith to Action Network’s Knowledge Management and Capacity Strengthening strategy and to support Faith to Action Network in harnessing, developing, sharing and effectively using organisational data, learning and knowledge to improve organisation-wide activities, current practice and future developments. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi and the salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

The position will be entrusted with all technical and financial aspects of project cycle management of this new project, including subgrants management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. In addition, the position will develop and implement a scale up strategy of pilot projects with a focus on knowledge management, documentation of outcomes, lessons and methodologies, resource mobilization and institutional capacity strengthening


Project Cycle Management

• Manage the project following recommended EU project cycle management phases, including
planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
• Develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan. Aside activity tracking, this M&E
plan focuses on monitoring and evaluating project outcomes and impact. This includes training
project partners in monitoring and evaluation, monitoring the external political environment,
with the production of an annual report, and continuous monitoring of risks in 6 target
• Provide support and advice to partners to facilitate strong project implementation;
• Coordinate Faith to Action Network’s relations with all project partners and effectively
represent the network in project working groups and planning meetings.
Financial management and grants management:
• Manage project finances and supervise the accounting officer, including the development,
implementation and tracking of Faith to Action and subgrantee budgets, cashflow plans, and
development of variation reports;
• Develop and implement co-funding and pre-financing strategies for Faith to Action and
partners, and implement resource mobilization activities to fill financial gaps;
• Develop, supervise and track Faith to Action’s workplan and budget;
• Manage several sub-grants, including selection and contracting of sub-grantees, as well as
financial and technical management, financial controlling and quarterly reporting.
• In particular, manage grants to partners by ensuring timely disbursements of funds and
adherence to agreed activities and objectives in the signed contracts, and enforce partners’
• Manage compliance with EU rules and regulations of Faith to Action Network and all
subgrantees, pre-empt problems, and advise senior management on solutions and
• Collaborate with the accounting officer to develop financial reports, and support expenditure
verification audits.
• Develop technical results-based reports to Faith to Action Network and EU.
Scaling Up
• Develop and implement a Scaling Up Plan for 6 pilot projects, including mobilizing resources,
capacity strengthening for adopting institutions,
• Offer technical assistance to partners and subgrantees through trainings and technical
assistance. This includes technical support in areas of interfaith dialogue and cooperation as
well as preventing youth radicalization, and also in managing grants and complying with EU
rules and regulations.
• With colleagues, respond to calls for proposals, tenders for contracts and funding bids as
Knowledge Management
• Lead Faith to Action Network’s knowledge management strategy, including systems for
capturing and developing knowledge and stories from staff and member organizations.
• Develop and implement a research framework which helps generate and harvest knowledge
throughout project implementation. This includes carrying out 6 baseline and 6 endline
studies, using diverse methodologies.
• Through training, coaching and support, help Faith to Action staff and members to embed
best-practice approaches to information and knowledge management into all areas of their
• Put together information, case studies and learning from Network members. This includes
developing, publishing and disseminating 6 in-depth case studies on piloted interfaith projects.
• Contribute to strategic review, planning, and development of the organisation as a whole.
• Build and maintain positive relationships with all staff members, project partners, Faith to
Action network members and contacts outside the network.
• At different times, support senior management with any other tasks assigned

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Grant and fund management; Strategizing; Reporting; Document and archive management; Financial reporting; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent), French (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Faith to Action Network

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 100-500 people

Faith to Action Network began in October 2010 when DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung), Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and Muhammadiyah undertook a feasibility study and participatory consultations to investigate strategic and practical considerations of working globally across faiths to realise better family planning and reproductive health funding and supportive policies (internal and external to faith organisations). As a climax of the consultations, a meeting with leaders from diverse religions and regions across the globe took place in June 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, resulting in the ground breaking Interfaith Declaration to improve family health and wellbeing otherwise known as Nairobi Declaration. In this declaration, religious leaders committed to leveraging their networks to support families to have increased access to information and quality services on family planning and reproductive health consistent with their faith. They mandated the establishment of a global interfaith network (Faith to Action Network) to promote dialogue, build the technical and financial capacity of faith organisations and religious institutions and facilitate sustained joint advocacy and programming in support of family health and wellbeing.

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