International Consultancy – Content Development and Knowledge Management at UNICEF

International Consultancy – Content Development and Knowledge Management at UNICEF


UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme: Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation. Promotes efforts to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality; expand access to quality basic education; and strengthen social and child protection systems. Uses a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach Plays a catalytic role in supporting federal, state and local governments in identifying key bottlenecks that hinder realization of the rights of disadvantaged children, supported by equity-focused, inclusive advocacy, planning, action and monitoring at all levels. Supports adolescent development.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 8 years
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: Consultancy  , Project Management 

Scope of Work:

  • Under the overall guidance of the Knowledge Management Specialist, the Consultant will support innovation and knowledge management (KM) processes to identify and co-create knowledge products with the Abuja-based and field office result managers to facilitate learning, decision-making and sharing of lessons and good practices for improved outcomes.

Key Activities:

  • Identify gaps and opportunities for developing action-oriented and quality knowledge products and targeted knowledge sharing aligned with results across sectors in the country programme.
  • Through consultation and co-creation with result managers and KM focal points, develop a regularly updated action plan to address innovation/km documentation and knowledge-sharing needs of sections and field offices in a timely manner.
  • In consultation, conceptualise, document, design and disseminate knowledge products, including lessons learned and emerging practices from data, evidence and innovation gathered by sections and field offices, assuring the highest quality as per UNICEF guidelines.
  • Measure and track the utilisation of knowledge products from monitoring, evaluation and evidence-generation activities to refine sections and field offices’ dissemination strategy.
  • Support to develop knowledge management training content to address capacity gaps and design knowledge-sharing sessions to optimise learning and promote knowledge exchange between field offices and programme sections.
  • Support identifying, collecting, reviewing, consolidating and disseminating lessons learned, emerging or best practices from midyear and end-year programme reviews to inform management decision-making and future planning.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • An advanced degree in communications, knowledge management, international development, or other relevant areas
  • A minimum of [insert years] of relevant professional experience in 

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Analytical

Language

  • Superior English-language skills.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • At least eight years of relevant senior-level work experience in writing content for lessons learned, innovations, failures, case studies, emerging and proven practices
  • Demonstrated experience designing creative and engaging content for capacity-building and facilitating knowledge sharing
  • Demonstrated experience in creative graphic and audio-visual designs
  • Crafting compelling narrative and structure and incorporating content/ inputs from several authors and sources
  • Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills and attention to detail
  • The ideal candidate will be self-starting, strategic and creative, with the ability to work independently and deliver quality results without supervision
  • Excellent organisational skills, including project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Manage meetings/ calls with Nigeria, other parts of West Africa and the US time zone
  • The consultant will work independently and will be home-based. The interaction between UNICEF Nigeria and the consultant will be by email, other virtual meals or phone calls, as appropriate.
  • Availability and willingness to take up an assignment on short notice are essential.
  • Experience working with the UN system is an added value.

Method of Application

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