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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication and Knowledge Management Officer 30 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNRCO Afghanistan
UNRCO
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
30 November 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Knowledge Management is a central component of the Spotlight Initiative in Afghanistan. The objectives of the Knowledge Management Strategy will be: 1) to increase awareness and understanding of the SI’s implementation and impact in Afghanistan; (2) to communicate and share good practices and lessons that emerge through the implementation of the SI interventions (3) to generate local, context-specific knowledge on ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’ to be shared on regional and global virtual knowledge platforms and (4) to strengthen women’s rights groups’, civil society groups’, and government’s capacity to generate, disseminate and use EVAWG knowledge.

As such, the Communications and Knowledge Management Officer (CKMO) will be responsible for leading and managing the following activities in keeping with the Knowledge Management Framework to be developed:

  • Knowledge capture: Collate the evidence-base on Spotlight Pillars from existing national and global resources and conduct a situation analysis to improve understanding of EVAWG in the country
  • Address knowledge gaps: Support the design of activities to specifically meet identified knowledge gaps
  • Monitoring and Evaluation lessons learned: Working with the M&E and Reporting Advisor, strategize how to identify and share innovative, context-specific monitoring and evaluation strategies of all Spotlight activities to determine ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’. This knowledge will be shared on regional and global knowledge platforms to encourage peer support, collaborative problem-solving and strategizing, and the sharing of tools and other resources.
  • Dissemination and Public Engagement: In coordination with the Senior Coordination Officer and the RCO’s Communications and Advocacy Officer, communicate and share good practices and lessons that emerge through the implementation of the SI interventions and establish participatory mechanisms with multiple stakeholders to continually assess and discuss what works and what does not.
  • Build Knowledge Management Capacities: As requested, conduct national and/or regional knowledge exchange workshops on particular topics/practice to strengthen institutional capacity to generate disseminate and use knowledge products.

S/He will ensure that the outputs from M&E are translated into knowledge that informs programme implementation and reporting, and that KM activities are closely aligned with the SI Communication and Visibility Strategy.

A baseline survey will be conducted under this joint program by the RUNOs. Portfolio reviews for this program involving donors, community beneficiaries will be conducted to ensure that RUNO agencies “pause and reflect” on its implementation.

Strengthen knowledge management by tracking the implementation of this programme and disseminate advocacy messages and good practices.

Produce knowledge products and ensure that products (such as the baseline reports, mid-term reviews, etc.), are disseminated through various levels and platforms.

Develop a Knowledge Management Strategy, focusing on (i) identifying knowledge gaps by assessing and undertaking a mapping of existing knowledge management activities, guidelines and tools within the RCO and the RUNOs; (ii) expanding flow of knowledge and information on Spotlight; (iii) contributing to and sharing best practices and knowledge; (iv) effectively communicating and liaising with all RUNO agencies to integrate knowledge management in their systems and processes; and (v) ensuring a constant and consistent flow of information gathered on the quality of the SI including human interest/life changing stories.

S/He will work closely with the RCO’s Communication and Advocacy Officer and Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, to build the data processes and generate information on the SI and its linkage to other ongoing UN initiatives in Afghanistan.S/He will also work closely with the Communications/Knowledge Management focal points within the RUNOs to ensure cohesive messaging and data exchange.

S/He will be assigned to the RCO, reporting directly to the Senior Coordination Officer, and the overall guidance of the Head/RCO.

  • With the Communications Officers in the RCO and RUNOs, create, promote and maintain public information campaigns on the SI.
  • Provide content management support on SI (consistency of materials, translations etc.) to the RCO Communications and Advocacy Officer (CAO) for the One UN website ensuring accuracy of information prior to posting, making sure that relevant information is clearly presented, relevant and continuously updated.
  • Manage social media under the guidance of the CAO in line with corporate web and social media policy; monitor the effectiveness of social media.
  • Prepare translations of documents in Dari/Pashto as requested.
  • Ensure clear, coherent and consistent communication about the role, strategic focus and activities of the RUNOs in the SI.
  • Produce well written/quality materials that enhance external and internal communication
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) preferred in Communications, Media, Journalism, Literature, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Social Science or related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with additional two years of relevant experience.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in related areas, with at least 2 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and advising in public outreach and communication strategies is required.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
  • Professional experience in external relations and/or as a journalist an asset.
  • Experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy an asset;
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian processes and the interests of stakeholders in supporting the process (including media and CSO sectors) desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to meet challenges, constructively and creatively;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required;
  • Fluent oral and written Pashto and/or Dari languages required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.) required, with desktop publishing experience highly desirable;
  • Videography, photography skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in related areas, with at least 2 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and advising in public outreach and communication strategies is required.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
  • Professional experience in external relations and/or as a journalist an asset.
  • Experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy an asset;
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian processes and the interests of stakeholders in supporting the process (including media and CSO sectors) desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to meet challenges, constructively and creatively;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required;
  • Fluent oral and written Pashto and/or Dari languages required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.) required, with desktop publishing experience highly desirable;
  • Videography, photography skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
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Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness

Information Technology Specialist 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNITAR Myanmar
UNITAR
Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw (MMR)
English,Burmese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The purpose of this assignment is to drive the development of health informatics in Myanmar. The incumbent will be responsible to provide technical advice on software development and design of health informatics. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the NCD Coordinator for Myanmar, the Information Technology Specialist will carry out the following tasks:

  • Identify business needs and requirements from the health information system customers, defining system requirements and scoping the design.
  • Define system requirements and specifications for managing NCDs in the country.
  • Design healthcare software solutions that scale to larger user populations and satellite resources.
  • Write design documentation for integration of NCD programme needs into the national health information systems, both at high-level and low-level.
  • Provide architectural assessments, strategies, and roadmaps for one or more technology domains.
  • Advise health information improvement projects from a system architecture. Work with different product owners to understand interoperability requirements and interact with other cross-functional teams to architect, design, develop, test, and release NCD features.
  • Demonstrate broad healthcare solutions technical leadership, impacting significant technical direction, exerting influence outside of the immediate team and driving change.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical equivalent from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in large information technology company/healthcare providers/government managing health information systems.
  • Experience in managing system design for software solutions in healthcare.
  • Experience in defining new health system architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an informational technology architectural stand point.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: software development, software architecture, software project management.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Burmese(Optional), Level - Fluent
IT architecture and IT project management
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Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020