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Communication / Knowledge Management Specialist - Lira

Closing: Jan 8, 2023

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Published: Dec 20, 2022 (2 months ago)

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The Communication/ Knowledge Management Specialist is responsible for developing systems, tools, and processes that will substantively contribute to developing a learning and performance-oriented culture at EGPAF Uganda, in collaboration with both EGPAF staff and other relevant external partners. She/he will be in charge of the design, implementation, and evaluation of communication and provide leadership and technical support to the communication and outreach program.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, organization development, knowledge management, or any other related field.
  • Master’s degree in communications, organization development, knowledge management, or public health is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in Communication and Knowledge management.
  • Previous experience in developing/managing knowledge management systems/programs
  • Advanced experience with current knowledge management technologies, including Web and Enterprise 2.0.
  • Working knowledge of Uganda’s national, regional, and district government structure and operations.
  • Excellent track record of working experience with increasing responsibilities in the public health arena and ability to link to global policy, and national policy development for EGPAF.
  • Previous experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination.
  • Writing skills to ensure sharing across documentation platforms.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and take initiative.
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and build partnerships and consensus, within teams, governmental agencies, and with other stakeholders.
  • Clear commitment and record of achievement to building the capacity of local partners.

Required Competencies:

  • Training in computer applications is required plus a good working knowledge of computers with the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely, and critically as well as distill information to lay audience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations on programs and results and have good Trainer Skills.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a diverse social and cultural environment.
  • Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely, and critically as well as distill information to lay audience.
  • Ability to travel to the supported regions and districts.


Responsibilities
The Communication/ Knowledge Management Specialist is responsible for developing systems, tools, and processes that will substantively contribute to developing a learning and performance-oriented culture at EGPAF Uganda, in collaboration with both EGPAF staff and other relevant external partners. She/he will be in charge of the design, implementation, and evaluation of communication and provide leadership and technical support to the communication and outreach program.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, organization development, knowledge management, or any other related field.
  • Master’s degree in communications, organization development, knowledge management, or public health is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in Communication and Knowledge management.
  • Previous experience in developing/managing knowledge management systems/programs
  • Advanced experience with current knowledge management technologies, including Web and Enterprise 2.0.
  • Working knowledge of Uganda’s national, regional, and district government structure and operations.
  • Excellent track record of working experience with increasing responsibilities in the public health arena and ability to link to global policy, and national policy development for EGPAF.
  • Previous experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination.
  • Writing skills to ensure sharing across documentation platforms.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and take initiative.
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and build partnerships and consensus, within teams, governmental agencies, and with other stakeholders.
  • Clear commitment and record of achievement to building the capacity of local partners.

Required Competencies:

  • Training in computer applications is required plus a good working knowledge of computers with the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely, and critically as well as distill information to lay audience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations on programs and results and have good Trainer Skills.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a diverse social and cultural environment.
  • Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely, and critically as well as distill information to lay audience.
  • Ability to travel to the supported regions and districts.


  • Ensure that the best of EGPAF’s collective knowledge, best practices, lessons learned, and results achieved is captured and made available when and where needed, increasingly in forms openly accessible to the Foundation staff and the public at large as necessary.
  • Manages the work outcomes and contracting needs of third-party providers (writers, knowledge management consultants, etc) who are engaged to support documentation needs such as documentation of best practices, evaluation of projects, etc.
  • Develops and implements a broad set of tested knowledge management tools, models, and approaches, and ensures that all staff is trained to use these in their interventions, with a level of usability that increasingly make formal training j redundant.
  • Ensure that program results are documented and translated into searchable lessons learned and added to EGPAFs collective knowledge, allowing for iteration and continuous improvement of EGPAF’s development interventions.
  • Work collaboratively across all EGPAF Uganda projects/programs to keep abreast of new developments and ensure synergy and coherence.
  • Ensure the optimization of knowledge sharing and knowledge management internally in EGPAF as a core internal capacity and externally as a service offering as part of all EGPAF interventions.
  • Develops the knowledge management strategy and annual work plan for EGPAF Uganda in collaboration with senior management and KM partners at the head office level.
  • Establish a searchable knowledge database of best practices, tools, reports, etc.
  • Leverages and enhances the Foundation’s existing internal knowledge management systems and platforms, for example, the EGPAF intranet to upload and share information.
  • Actively participates in EGPAF knowledge-sharing meetings, such as the Medical and Scientific Affairs call, Global program Review, etc., to ensure global content is shared with Uganda and vice versa.
  • Develops leads, and oversees the implementation of strategies to foster knowledge sharing throughout the project and with external stakeholders.
  • Work in liaison with the communications and advocacy advisor to develop knowledge-sharing platforms including websites, social media, and e-learning exchanges.
  • Develop and maintain system-wide training and resource materials linked to knowledge management.
  • Design, coordinate and support the implementation of webinars, online training, virtual collaborative exchanges symposiums, conferences, and other events.
  • Offers support in the evaluation and documentation of projects and the preparation and writing of key management reports etc.
  • Work closely with the technical advisors and another program team to identify and address key implementation obstacles and successes and provide technical guidance on program issues to be addressed and documented from the field.
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of communication and outreach initiatives that build on EGPAF technical expertise and credibility to increase awareness of and support for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and pediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
  • Develop and implement a costed communication and outreach strategy for the Uganda program, with objectives and performance indicators.
  • Prepare annual work plan and budget as per the EGPAF planning system.
  • Implement planned activities with the EGPAF program team, allies, and partners and report as required.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly narrative reports against the planned budget and performance indicators.
  • Carry out any other duties reasonably assigned by the Supervisor.


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