Office Location: TRANSFORM/PHC Country Office, Addis Ababa
Supervisor Title: MEL Director
Regular or Part time: Regular
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TRANSFORM/Primary Health Care (PHC) is a USAID funded project to improve healthcare outcomes to End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) in Ethiopia, which in turn support Government of Ethiopia’s efforts within the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP). TRANSFORM/PHC will operate in the four most populous regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region). This will be accomplished in part by: mitigating the drivers of child and maternal mortality in Ethiopia’s most populous regions through the facilitation and implementation of quality health service delivery; improved management and performance of health systems; and implementation of innovative and evidence-based social behavioral change and communication interventions. TRANSFORM/PHC will strengthen the capacity of the health system to effectively use management tools and implement best practices at all levels of the health system and health care delivery with a major focus at the primary care level that includes primary hospitals and PHCUs.
Under the guidance of the MEL Director, the Knowledge Management Advisor is responsible for analysis and use of program data to document and disseminate lessons learnt from program implementation. Her/his primary functions are ensuring the identification and documentation of major program initiatives, findings of studies that the program might commission, best practices, success stories, and milestones attained by the organization or program.
Assists in the development and update of strategic plan for learning and knowledge management. This includes a knowledge sharing and dissemination plan, as well as assisting program staff to identify relevant program learning agendas.
Promotes knowledge sharing within the Program by strengthening links between thematic teams and his/her team.
Identifies and promotes collaborative tools to facilitate sharing of ideas and collaborative work among international teams and external partners
Contributes to the production of quarterly program newsletter by collaborating with other teams and the editorial committee.
Facilitates and coordinates learning forums such as workshops and conferences for specific agendas.
Coordinates sharing of experiences among stakeholders, and networks on innovative approaches in knowledge sharing.
Helps monitor and evaluate the knowledge sharing activities among regional programs offices in consultation with Her/his team.
Helps disseminate information about the organization's best practices to internal and external audiences, including organizing knowledge sharing events (such as knowledge fairs, site visits, interviews), maintaining communications on knowledge sharing across the organization, participation in orientation and training sessions, and preparation of brochures/presentations.
Prepares periodic technical briefers; compendiums of studies and research, including operational research undertakings conducted by the various programs, and distributes same documents and/or disseminates results from such studies.
Coordinate the preparation of annual reports of the programs for wider public use.
Distributes the briefers, technical briefs, and annual reports; ensuring the dissemination to all appropriate stakeholders.
Makes project presentations on program and/or organization visibility as needed.
Carries out all other duties as required by the MEL Director
Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, demography or related social science.
Minimum of eight years of experience in identifying and documenting best practices, success stories and reportable lessons.
Experience in building staff’s capacity in identifying best practices and use program information to improve program implementation is required.
Outstanding writing and editing skills in both English (major working language) and Amharic is a requirement of high importance.
Outstanding analytical and documentation skills and proficient verbal presentation talent is required.
Ability to perform well under pressure in a fast-paced work environment, shifting priorities, and multiple deadlines.
Experience in using software packages, including Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project, Photoshop, etc
Ability and willingness to travel to regions and woredas as needed.