Knowledge Management Associate, Primary Health Care Initiative

Global Health Corps
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The Knowledge Management Associate is part of the Primary Health Care Initiative (PHC Initiative) at PAI. S/he will work directly with the Director of the PHC Initiative as well as liaise with PAI’s Research Associate and the communications team. Where relevant, s/he will engage with representatives of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, a separate but related partnership which helps countries track key performance indicators for their PHC systems and identify the efficacy of the system. This data is critical to informing evidence-based advocacy strategies. These strategies seek to ensure sufficient resources and implement supportive policies that strengthen PHC systems towards achieving universal health coverage. S/he will support the transfer of knowledge relevant to advocacy capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs).

Such efforts include:
Enhancing knowledge about the PHC Vital Signs among civil society health advocates
Informing advocacy communications strategies and messages from the evidence-base on primary health care system performance
Fostering a culture of learning
Documenting how civil society advocates are able to use the data on primary health care performance in order to improve learning and use of the technical resources

At PAI, we are motivated by one powerful truth: a woman who is in charge of her reproductive health can change her life and transform her community. PAI is a global organization that champions policies that put women in charge of their reproductive health, including access to contraception, and safe and legal abortion. We believe that real change is achieved by building political will for rights-based health care policy and financing underpinned by good governance, accountability, and transparency. High-functioning systems drives lasting change, which is why PAI is committed to strengthening primary health care systems to achieve universal health coverage.

We also make it possible for local civil society organizations throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, to access the funding, training and partnership they need to achieve policy change in their own local context. We are simultaneously on the front lines and in the background, focused first and foremost on the impact our work has on the lives of women and girls around the world.

The contribution of our 40 experts and staff is multiplied by an exemplary board of directors, and further leveraged by the work of partners in more than 17 countries. We pride ourselves on a strong set of institutional values that prizes excellence, teamwork, integrity, and mutual respect.

This position is part of the Global Health Corps fellowship. Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations — including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda — working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

Support the development and foster the implementation of a knowledge management strategy
Cultivate knowledge management approaches, processes, and systems supporting research
Assist PAI staff and project partners with developing and disseminating targeted communication products and materials, including drafting and editing fact sheets, concepts notes, correspondence, blogs, Q&As
Document learning about impact of primary health care advocacy efforts as related to the data from PHC Performance Initiative’s data source, the PHC Vital Signs
Tracking and updating partners on project status and developments
Liaise with other relevant institutions and networks, including PHC Strategy Group Members and Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, among others
Plan and manage events and meetings including the annual strategy planning meetings with the PHC Strategy Group and lead country-level partners in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. Travel and participation in-person may on occasion be an opportunity to be determined on a case-by-case basis

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor\’s degree in communications, public health, or social sciences field
Strong critical thinker with experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data that will translate to distilling best practices/lessons learned*
Past experience visualizing or summarizing data so that conclusions are accessible to lay people, e.g. in concept notes, fact sheets, or blogs*
Clear writer with the ability to translate complex information into accessible language*
At least three years professional experience
Experience with knowledge management or organizational learning, including managing a database, maintaining a shared filing system, or writing
Strong project management skills, as evidenced by impressive professional or academic results
Experience managing relationships with partners or donors, e.g. facilitating a network or coalition
Well-organized and detail-oriented
Capable of working with minimal supervision
Quick learner who errs on the side of taking action
At ease working in collaborative environments with multiple stakeholders
Able to organize and communicate information effectively and in a timely manner
Motivated learner who takes calculated risks, owns mistakes, and recovers quickly from them