Knowledge Management Specialist, Int CST Level II, Bangkok, Thailand At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Closing date: Friday, 25 August 2023

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.

Job Title: Knowledge Management Specialist Grade: Consultant Level II Type of contract: Regular Consultant Duration: 11 months Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand Vacancy Number: 828949 Date of Publication: 10 August 2023 Deadline of Application: 25 August 2023

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Food Fortification Advisor at the WFP Regional Bureau, Bangkok (RBB). The incumbent will benefit from technical guidance from the RBB OIM / KM Focal Point, and will have the following roles and responsibilities: 1) Support KM content creation and sharing:

  •  Develop knowledge products and syntheses on LSFF, including lessons learned and best practices for government, private sector stakeholders, and donors.
  •  Develop a strategy for managing knowledge, information and learning related to the program including identifying the sources of knowledge, the methods for capturing and storing knowledge, and the mechanisms for sharing knowledge.
  •  Prepare talking points, briefings, PowerPoint presentations, and reports for management, inter-agency opportunities, and donor-related activities. 2) Provide KM technical guidance and direct support to the country office:
  •  Provide direct support, as required, to country offices to design and produce knowledge management products.
  •  Align internal products with existing KM platforms, tools, style guidance, while raising awareness about LSFF at the country offices level (such as Sharepoint, interactivendashboards, other online platforms, and static products);
  •  Leveraging existing operational information, M&E data, and evidence, and packaging donor reporting, evidence, publications, data analysis, and visualization, as well as systems and solutions for Country Office perusal.

3) Drive KM strategy and dissemination:

  •  Regularly track and analyze the portfolio of evidence products to assess gaps, obstacles, and opportunities in the evidence pipeline.
  •  Support, from the technical point of view, the development of a country office knowledge management strategy for LSFF in line with country office, government, and partner priorities. This should include a submission of the manuscript to a peer reviewed journal and a dissemination strategy.
  •  Implement the dissemination strategy of key knowledge products, (for example, through events, webinars, and brown-bag presentations).
  •  Facilitate sharing knowledge and information among the program team, stakeholders, and partners. Support the team to organize workshops, seminars, and training sessions to promote knowledge sharing. 4) Collaborate with stakeholders to advance knowledge management initiatives:
  •  Embed knowledge management in job responsibilities around the organization.
  •  Liaise with and support other KM focal points, including maintaining a roster of knowledge management topic focal points and regional KM Coordinators.
  •  Develop standardized onboarding training for key leadership positions.
  •  Collaborate with and contribute inputs to the Regional Evidence and Knowledge Management Working Group, including updating information on evidence schedules and calendars. 5) Support the RBB Nutrition Team on other knowledge management initiatives as needed (not necessarily fortification-only related).

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  •  A master’s degree in business, communications, international development, or a related field

WORK EXPERIENCE

  •  At least 6 years of progressively responsible international experience in knowledge management, reporting, research, or analysis roles.

KEY COMPETENCIES

1) Experience in research, analytical, or KM capacities within a global organization is required. 2) Experience working developing knowledge products for countries in South Asia particularly Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh will be an asset. 3) Understanding and experience developing knowledge products on Food Security and Nutrition programs would be an asset. 4) Strong conceptual thinking to develop new communication strategies and coordinate projects. 5) Ability to produce high-quality written materials, design products, visualizations, and graphics. 6) Understanding of knowledge management principles and capacity to deliver knowledge management and/or organizational learning activities. 7) Ability to interact with leaders and external audiences with maturity and tact. 8) Collaborative spirit able to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy 9) Strong time management skills with an ability to plan, and anticipate requirements, problems, and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work to tight deadlines. 10) Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy. 11) Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme. 12) Willing to work in and travel to different field locations and challenging operating environments.

LANGUAGE

  •  Proficiency in both oral and written communication skills in English

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely: Leading by example with integrity, Driving results and delivering on commitments, Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork, Applying strategic thinking, Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.

JOB PURPOSE

Knowledge management is a critical aspect of any large-scale food fortification program. The success of such a program depends on the effective management of knowledge and information. WFP is seeking to hire a Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist to effectively manage the knowledge and information related to the Large-Scale Food Fortification project in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh program. In addition, the KM specialist will also support the management of the knowledge management activities related to large-scale food fortification in the Asia Pacific region.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations: It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. WFP is committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at global.inclusion@wfp.org to advise us of any disability related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs. This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements and not for sending the application itself. Due to the volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

WFP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand oversees operations in 17 country offices including the Pacific, reaching 30 million people with assistance. The portfolio of our work ranges from humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, to school meals in Cambodia and Laos, supporting government, social protection schemes in India and Pakistan, climate change adaptation in Nepal and Sri Lanka, nutrition for mothers in Bangladesh and Timor-Leste, to emergency preparedness in Indonesia and the Pacific.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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