Knowledge Management and Research Utilization

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 April 2021
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 7 May 2021
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Job Description

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Knowledge Management and Research Utilization Advisor for an anticipated global award.

**This position is subject to project award and funding.

The Knowledge Management and Research Utilization Advisor will provide strategic technical leadership and oversight to the applied use of proven SBC interventions and evidence in health and related development areas. S/he will oversee the development of systems to aggregate, synthesize, and share SBC evidence from a broad range of stakeholders, to monitor and evaluate dissemination efforts, and to solicit feedback from end users. DC.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical leadership for knowledge management and research utilization, including technical oversight, leadership in design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity strengthening in the application of evidence-based SBC strategies.

  • Develops strategies and tools to support evidence-based SBC uptake and oversees their evaluation and strengthening.

  • Liaises with USG partners and other donors and implementing agencies to ensure coordination of and synergy with other USAID health related activities.

  • Builds strong strategic partnerships with a wide group of stakeholders required to achieve project goals, including local civil society and the private sector.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters’ degree in public health, communications, or a related field with at least 7 years of experience.

  • Proven record of technical leadership in research utilization/ knowledge management related to development programming, preferable in a health research to practice context.

  • At least five (5) years’ experience interpreting research for programmatic audiences and sharing information via a range of media, including social media.

  • Demonstrated expertise and technical leadership in at least one of the project’s priority health areas (family planning and reproductive health [FP/RH], maternal and child health [MCH], nutrition, gender, youth, reproductive empowerment and/or other health and development outcomes).

  • Experience developing communications plans and strategies.

  • Experience in managing and supporting communities of practice, particularly in one of the project priority areas.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of research utilization/knowledge management concepts, practices, and procedures with SBC.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; fluency in another language preferred.

  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills. Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.

  • Ability to influence, motivates, negotiate, and work well with others.

  • Proven experience working with USG agencies and host country government officials, particularly with Ministries of Health is highly desirable.

  • Experience with working across multiple sectors to achieve public health outcomes.

  • Experience with gender integration and addressing the needs of highly vulnerable populations into health programming.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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About the Organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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