Knowledge Management Analyst (consultancy)

3 days ago: United Nation Population Fund

Job Description


The UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) with funds from DFID is seeking to recruit a Knowledge Management Analyst to support the management of the documentation processes of the UNFPA Innovation Accelerator and ensure timely production of relevant content to populate the initiative’s SRHR knowledge base.


The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) contributed over 18 million Pounds to the two-year project “Preventing Maternal Deaths in East and Southern Africa (PreMDESA)”. The projects outcomes are:

- An increase in robust evidence relating to sexual and reproductive health (SRH)


- The improved awareness of, access to and uptake of family planning and SRH services across the ESA region, with a focus on women and adolescent girls.

The PreMDESA programme touches a range of areas – including contraceptive provision and capacity building, innovation, knowledge sharing, research, and advocacy – with this TOR focused on the Innovation Accelerator.

The Innovation Accelerator is a mentorship-driven acceleration program supporting young entrepreneurs with seed funding, training and skills development to generate innovative solutions in response to challenges related to Sexual and Reproductive Health services, sexuality education, family planning, maternal health and other population development issues in line with UNFPA's mandate. The project is an initiative and model led by the UNFPA East and Southern Regional Office, with aims to explore new and engaging ways to tackle pressing population challenges in the region while promoting social entrepreneurship among young people. As the project has a strong focus on documenting and communicating innovative solutions and the lessons learnt from experimenting innovative approaches, solid documentation processes need to be put in place in order to ensure both production of validated documentation and systematization of existing relevant knowledge which can inform SRH interventions. All documentation will be hosted in an ad hoc SRH Knowledge Base and made available to target audiences.

Scope of work

Under the overall guidance of the coordinator of the unit and direct supervision of the Innovation and Knowledge Management Specialist, the Knowledge Management Analyst will support the management of the documentation processes of the Innovation Accelerator, with particular focus on the management of the project’s knowledge base. The Knowledge Management Analyst will also provide general support for planning and project administrative activities as needed. Detailed activities include:

• Identify and collect existing relevant resources (operational research and data analysis) from the ESARO website, from Country Offices in the ESA region and from ESARO advisors, and publish them on the SRH Knowledge Base;

• Support the unit in conducting literature reviews in public health websites with the aim to identify relevant publications to be promoted on the SRH Knowledge Base;

• Contribute to mapping relevant SRHR knowledge platforms;

• Generally update the Innovation Accelerator Knowledge Base web pages and sections to ensure content is always current;

• Assist the unit in developing templates to colleagues and other contributors to facilitate the posting of knowledge base materials and electronic communications and to ensure compliance with and consist ency in style, structure, visual attributes and platform standards;

• Develop country sheets in liaison with in-country innovation focal points, to document the activities in relation to activation of the initiative in specific countries;

• Compile inputs from in-country innovation focal points concerning sourcing of challenges for submission to the Innovation Accelerator Advisory Panel;

• Assist the unit in liaising with in-country innovation focal points to ensure timely production of documentation of acceleration cycles (including calls for solutions, profiles of mentors and applicants, technical documentation of innovations, learning materials, and various other documentation);

• Develop partner sheets to keep track of interactions with potential and actual partners of the initiative;

• Support the maintenance, expansion and review the mapping of entities within the innovation ecosystem in East and Southern Africa (Google Spreadsheet);

• Assist the unit in drafting documentation aimed at facilitating establishment of partnerships within the scope of the initiative;

• Draft user manuals, how-tos and other support documents providing good practices, lessons learnt, and tips on documentation of the initiative, aimed at providing innovation focal points with useful information for performing their documentation duties;

• Support the unit in drafting project reports in accordance

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