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The incumbent will be responsible to provide regional strategic leadership on knowledge management, helping strengthen systems for generating, gathering, customizing, managing and disseminating knowledge. The incumbent will strengthen the capacity of staff to be efficient knowledge managers and users. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing a framework to (i) systematically establish the RO as a centre of knowledge on children in the region which includes development of a system to store and easily retreat knowledge; (ii) continuously identify and promote opportunities for innovation that deliver results for children; (iii) identify and document promising and good practice, as well as lessons learned; and (iv) support knowledge management across all regional priorities and areas for acceleration in close collaboration with relevant colleagues.
The incumbent will be responsible for the development, oversight and maintenance of systems, tools and products that support effective knowledge management at the RO and in the COs. This will include internal and external platforms for knowledge sharing and exchange, and the continuous documentation of successes, failures, and lessons learned. These systems will complement programme implementation and monitoring, as well as periodic independent evaluations and research/studies.
More specifically, the incumbent will work closely to synthesize research, studies and evaluations in order to generate and disseminate common lessons learned, and identify, share and document promising and good practices. The incumbent will also support documentation of experiences and capture lessons learned from projects. The incumbent will work to ensure the evidence and knowledge generated is presented in user-friendly formats that are accessible to UNICEF staff, partners and the wider community. The incumbent will be responsible for regularly liaising with all sections in the RO, COs and HQ Divisions involved in evidence generation, to support the implementation of the Knowledge Management Strategy and that the products and tools used are responsive to the needs of staff and programmes within the region and aligned with global approaches.
The incumbent is also responsible to:
Master’s degree in knowledge management related field, international development or closely related field.
Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language an asset.
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UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.