Position Description

Senior Knowledge Management, Data Demand, and Use (KM/DDU) Advisor, Zambia Evidence for Health (E4H) Activity, Zambia
Location Zambia
Job Type Expat or Local
Job Classification Project
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Senior Knowledge Management, Data Demand, and Use (KM/DDU) Advisor, Zambia Evidence for Health (E4H) Activity, Zambia

           

Project Summary: 

USAID/Zambia intends to 1) Strengthen the national Health Management Information System (HMIS) owned and managed by the Government of Zambia’s (GRZ) Ministry of Health (MOH), 2) Improve   monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental  institutions, and 3) Expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV. The activity will support strategic objectives of USAID, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).

 

Position Summary:

The Senior KM/DDU Advisor directly reports to the COP and will be responsible for providing programmatic guidance and technical assistance to strengthen knowledge management and data demand and use all levels in the public health sector. The Senior KM/DDU Advisor will be responsible for a wide variety of activities related to identifying, managing, packaging, and disseminating key information to advance technical practice in the areas of HMIS, health research, and monitoring and evaluation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support learning events, produce resources and guidance, and facilitate the uptake of improved practices generated through the three project objectives.
  • Build national, provincial, district, and facility level demand for and ability to use HMIS data for evidence-based programming in collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders.
  • Develop appropriate strategies and tools for strengthening the use of HMIS data, identify data needs at all levels.
  • Build capacity to implement tools and approaches through training and workshops.
  • Conceive of, plan, and lead a knowledge management strategy to ensure all stakeholders have the right information at the right time in the right format.
  • Serve as a knowledge management expert to guide and support USAID, GRZ, and other key stakeholders in support of the contract objectives.
  • Communicate technical data and information (including health research methods and statistical analysis) to non-technical audiences to support data-informed decision making, advocacy, and other activity objectives.
  • Deliver engaging and innovative trainings on knowledge management and organizational learning.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in M&E, statistics or information systems; advanced degree is preferred.
  • At least fifteen (15) years of experience in supporting and strengthening knowledge management and data demand and use in the public health sector.
  • Ability to conceive of, plan, and lead a world-class knowledge management strategy to ensure all stakeholders related to this contract have the right information at the right time in the right format to achieve contract objectives.
  • Ability to serve as a knowledge management expert to guide and support USAID, GRZ, and other key stakeholders in support of the contract objectives.
  • Ability to communicate technical data and information (including health research methods and statistical analysis) to non-technical audiences to support data-informed decision making, advocacy, and other activity objectives.
  • Ability to deliver engaging and innovative trainings on knowledge management and organizational learning.
  • Ability to produce high quality work under deadlines.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

 

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

 

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