Knowledge Management Officer

Global Health Corps
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Job Description: The Knowledge Management Officer (KMO) will be based in Gulu and will act as a critical liaison between Spark’s research, evaluation, learning, and monitoring (RELM) team, and influence team. The KMO will work with the RELM team on a variety of data analysis projects and tasks, supporting the team’s demonstration of impact at a range of scales – at the community level, project/sector level, country level, and organizationally across the three countries where Spark works. In addition, the fellow will have a unique opportunity to help translate data – through written narratives as well as graphs and visualizations – into compelling communications for both internal learning as well as external reporting. The fellow will also have the opportunity to share her skills and knowledge to help develop capacities within Spark, and specifically within the RELM team, in areas such as data presentation and report writing.

Over the past seven years, Spark MicroGrants has worked with excluded communities in East Africa and beyond, offering a village strengthening approach that combines facilitation, capacity building and a village grant, with the aim of increasing civic engagement, inclusive participation, and collective actions. Spark works to enable community members – women and men, young and old – to collectively define their goals for the future and to make progress on those goals through community driven initiatives, with the ultimate aim of enabling citizens to determine their own positive future.

Through facilitated weekly meetings, Spark provides capacity building including financial literacy, project management, and budgeting. Within six months, villages develop a project plan aligned with their priority areas and Spark provides a seed grant of $8,000 to launch the community’s social impact project and an additional two and half years of support. The Spark approach has been designed to ensure that communities are well-equipped to independently work towards their goals after they graduate from the Spark process.

To date, Spark has 71 partner villages across Northern and Eastern Uganda. These villages have launched over 140 local impact projects, benefiting over 70,000 people. Spark is looking to: a) scale up its efforts in Northern Uganda, where many villages face a range of challenges, and b) learn from our extensive work in Eastern Uganda.

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.

Work with RELM team to prepare and analyze quantitative and qualitative impact data, providing insight on areas for improvement or innovation especially around understanding and measuring Spark’s impact
Support ad hoc research (including desk research and literature reviews) and priority projects within the RELM department
Support routine and ad hoc data reporting requests (for internal and external audiences) including crafting compelling impact narratives utilizing quantitative and qualitative data
Provide capacity building and training organization-wide on M&E systems (including data collection, entry, checking and analysis, as well as data collection tools)
Support internal RELM reporting and sharing of learnings across the organization (including strategic department documents and comparative reports of pilots) through maintaining an up-to-date data reporting library (including data, narratives, and visuals) to strengthen and streamline external reporting

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Strong analytical writing skills, including experience drafting written narratives for various audiences*
Strong research skills, including the ability to synthesize insights from a range of sources*
Experience with basic data analysis and/or statistics*
Project management skills, including managing multiple priorities and timelines, and coordinating amongst distributed teams*
Experience or interest in organizational learning and systems development*
Advanced Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
Experience managing information saving and sharing, e.g. through web libraries, databases, or shared folder systems
Experience in data visualization
Strong accountability and attention to detail
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Familiarity with or interest in East African context