Job DescriptionThe Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) is a joint initiative of the Government of Indonesia and Australia (through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - DFAT) designed as a unique and holistic approach to support Indonesia’s stakeholders promote evidence based policy making. In the first phase of KSI, the focus was on building capacity, relationships, networks and systems as key knowledge sector assets for strengthening policy making in Indonesia.
Now entering its second phase (2017-2022), the team will consolidate, mobilise and expand these assets to produce, communicate and utilise quality data and knowledge across Indonesia’s policy cycle at both national and subnational levels.• It will also work across a range of DFAT programs in exchanging and amplifying tools and knowledge for policy produced by these programs.
RTI International as the managing contractor for this program is in search of highly qualified and enthusiastic, experienced candidates to fill the position of•
Knowledge Exchange Coordinator
Essential duties and responsibilities:
The Knowledge Exchange Coordinator (KEC) plays a key role in designing and delivering activities that promote effective knowledge exchange among stakeholders in Indonesia•s development sector.
Under the supervision of the Program Lead, Knowledge Exchange and Learning, the KEC is responsible for designing and managing high-quality knowledge sharing events (including the Indonesia Development Forum) and other knowledge exchange activities to support the program•s knowledge exchange and learning strategy and broader program objectives. The KEC supports the function of the team by proactively identifying opportunities for knowledge exchange and initiating and building networks with Indonesian government partners, civil society, universities, the private sector, media, and other DFAT programs to promote effective dissemination of knowledge produced by the program and its research partners.
The responsibilities are as follows but are not limited to:
- Work with other members of the program team, research organizations and government to develop and implement a plan for knowledge exchange events and activities which support the program•s knowledge exchange and learning aims and broader program objectives;
- Design and manage high quality knowledge sharing events, including determining an agenda, identifying resource persons and key target audiences, drafting promotions and communications materials, supporting logistical and administrative arrangements, and documenting key outcomes of the event;
- Work closely with suppliers engaged to support knowledge sharing activities (eq events management and communication companies) to effectively deliver large, high-profile events and activities and use these to raise the profile the program and its partners;
- Develop Terms of Reference, oversee procurement processes, manage contracts and monitor performance of suppliers engaged to support knowledge sharing activities;
- Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of knowledge exchange activities against key indicators outlined in the program•s monitoring and evaluation plan to support reporting to key stakeholders and identify lessons and implications for future programming.
- Master•s degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience or a Bachelor•s Degree and 10 years of experience in communication, knowledge management, international development, public policy, social research, or a related field.
- Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and ability to multitasking with minimum supervision;
- Work effectively with government and non-government stakeholders;
- Advanced English speaking and writing skills;
- A high level of initiative and creativity as well as a pro-active and flexible approach to work.
About the OrganizationIDG Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade