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Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist - IPSA11
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||29-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-11|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 46 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers ‘last mile’ finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.
The team working under the Inclusive Digital Economies (IDE) practice area at UNCDF comprises technical experts in digital finance and services and communication and knowledge managers. The latter supports the technical experts in building a community of practice in the inclusive digital economy space. The communication and knowledge managers support the technical team in documenting, packaging and disseminating learnings generated by projects carried out with public and private sector (government representatives, MNOs, Fintechs, Banks etc.).
The regional hub for the East and Southern Africa region supports and supervises teams in six countries: Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia.
The region is focusing on a growing expansion of the programming looking at key focal sectors for implementation, i.e. agtech, fintech, GreenTech, edtech, health tech, expanding the development finance tools we use to support ecosystems (i.e. grants, technical assistance, concessional loans, guarantees) and expanding to segments of importance (low skilled, women, MSMEs, technology start-ups, forcibly displaced people).
The Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist, IPSA, will join the Regional Digital Hub for Eastern Africa based in Kampala, Uganda. However, the work can be home-based and will contribute to the practice's effective delivery of the activities, reporting to the Regional Digital Hub Manager in East Africa.
This position will be initially home-based and with the possibility to be reassigned to the Kampala office or in a country under one of the IDE programmes as the needs arise.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist IPSA for East and Southern Africa will be responsible for the knowledge management, and communication of the activities carried out by the Inclusive Digital Economies practice in East Africa.
The candidate will work under the supervision of the Digital Regional Hub for East and Southern Africa and in close collaboration with the other IDE colleagues at country level in ESA region . The candidate is expected to support in the following areas of intervention:
Summary of essential functions:
1) Devise and implement multimedia communication strategy and plans for IDE in East and Southern Africa
2) Manage the writing and production of learning pieces
3) Oversee the learning agenda and the documentation of learnings
4) Contribute to the development of the IDE community of practice
5) Support for the organisation of conferences, events and information sharing workshops
6) Strengthen the capacities of the Communications and Knowledge Management Officers in the ESA region
Required Skills and Experience