May 022018

Organization: RTI International
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

RTI International is currently accepting applications for a Senior Knowledge Management, Data Demand, and Use (KM/DDU) Advisor for the anticipated USAID/ Zambia Evidence for Health Project. This is a five-year activity with the purpose to: 1) Strengthen the Zambian 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 nongovernmental 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).

The Senior Knowledge Management, Data Demand, and Use (KM/DDU) Advisor 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. The position will be based with RTI in Lusaka and local travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities: • Specifically, he/she will lead and support learning events. • She/he will produce resources and guidance and facilitate the uptake of improved practices generated through the three objectives of this award. • He/she will focus on building 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. • By working collaboratively, he/she will develop appropriate strategies and tools for strengthening the use of HMIS data, identify data needs at all levels, and build capacity to implement tools and approaches through training and workshops.

Minimum Skill Set Required:

• Master’s degree in related field and min. of 9 years of professional experience or a Bachelor’s and min. of 12 years of experience in strategic planning, institutional capacity building, knowledge management, and use of data (data collection, analysis, dissemination, and data use). • Experience in monitoring and evaluation in Global Health programs in developing countries, preferably in Zambia and with PEPFAR, PMI, and other USG initiatives. • Thorough understanding of the capacity needs of developing country agencies. • Thorough knowledge of CB, KM, and DDU strategies and approaches that can be implemented to meet those needs desirable. • Thorough knowledge of information dissemination channels and adapting key messages for different audiences.

• Demonstrated successful ability to collaborate and develop positive working relationships with donors,
private sector/NGO partners, and government officials. • Previous experience working with USAID projects • Strong computer and writing skills with proven ability to write reports for various audiences • Strong experience in planning and leading knowledge management strategies. • Excellent time management and planning skills.
• Ability to serve as a knowledge management expert to guide and support local partners and government officials as well as USAID, other key stakeholders. • Talking about technical data comes easy to you. It is a skill and you enjoy it. You like teaching and training others: Facility to communicate technical data and information to non-technical audiences. • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to deliver engaging and innovative trainings on knowledge management and organizational learning. • Excellent written and spoken English is a must.

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