Knowledge Management Coordinator (AWEP)

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 16 June 2018
Posted on 17 May 2018

Job Description

Position Overview: IBI is an international economic development consulting firm based in the United States that specializes in economic growth, public financial management, governance, and human and institutional performance improvement. Established in 1996, IBI has successfully implemented some 40 projects in over 70 countries. To learn more please visit our web site at www.ibi-usa.com.

IBI is currently looking for a Knowledge Management Coordinator for an upcoming USAID-funded program entitled USAID/ADVANCING WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM). The program aims to expand ongoing Feed the Future agricultural programming to engage more women and improve women’s returns to agriculture. Also, it will use innovations like the Gender Integration Framework (GIF) and Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) to advise and implement activities geared towards women’s empowerment.

Scope of Work:

Component 1. Design and Learning Services: organize and apply relevant gendered evidence to design and work planning processes, including PAD/project-level and activity-level designs, and extending into regular work planning. Support may include providing direct short-term technical assistance (in-person and/or virtual), designing processes and/or tools for information management, building staff capacity, or other means.

Component 2. Implement Support Services: implementation of new interventions within existing agricultural activities to promote women’s participation, benefit, and empowerment as well as the scale-up of interventions with demonstrated success in improving women’s empowerment in agriculture.

Component 3. Good Practices Discovery: AWE aims to develop technical recommendations for particularly persistent and complex challenges to women’s empowerment in agriculture and food systems. The Offeror will work with Bureau of Food Security (BFS), implementing partners, and missions to evaluate programmatic approaches and innovations. Work under Component 3 is expected to involve a combination of critical literature review, applied field research, mixed qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, process evaluation, and outcome and impact assessments. Offerors will be expected to develop products for Feed the Future stakeholders.

Employment Location: Arlington, VA

Period of Performance: 5 years

Functional Responsibilities:

  • The Knowledge Management Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the knowledge management plan, with an emphasis on internal learning and its application.
  • S/he will work with AWE personnel, short-term personnel, and stakeholders to manage the realization of that plan throughout the life of the project.
  • The Knowledge Management Coordinator will also take the lead in managing project communications and deliverables and utilizing existing on-line gateways to disseminate knowledge generated through Call Order deliverables.
  • The Knowledge Management Officer will work with USAID to define audiences and how best to reach them.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree plus 6 or more years of experience in knowledge management, facilitation, communications and/or training are required.
  • Or A Master’s degree and experience establishing, strengthening, managing and/or facilitating communities of practice or learning networks are preferred.
  • Experience with USAID.
  • Fluent in English;

To Apply: Please go to http://www.ibi-usa.com/job-opportunities and upload your resume. IBI appreciates all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

IBI is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization

IBI International is a consulting and training firm dedicated to providing top quality analysis and practical, timely solutions to challenges facing governments and companies. Founded in 1996 by Dr. Lucie Phillips, IBI is a small woman-owned firm whose diverse and creative core staff is comprised of dedicated development professionals focused on solving problems in developing countries worldwide. IBI’s core principles focus on: * Results - lasting improvements for people, firms and governments * Job creation/maintenance - the engine of rapid, distributed economic growth * Poverty reduction - diminishing the still growing gap between nations’ and individuals’ prosperity * Participation and partnership - actively listening to and involving local people * Protecting biodiversity, while enabling development * Using regional planning and digital cartography to know where complementary value chains can best develop * Linking policies and grass-roots impacts * Integrity IBI launched the non-profit International Leadership Center (ILC) in March 2007. ILC is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals improve their performance through training programs. Training specialties include leadership and management training, cross-cultural skills, and designing custom programs and services to meet specialized client needs. The ILC represents a partnership between IBI and the Management Training and Development Institute (MTDI), a company with three decades of leadership, management and cross-cultural communication training. Core staff members speak and write in over a dozen languages, including English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Kiswahili and Wolof. IBI's publishing department provides complete editorial and graphics services to meet all clients' communication needs. IBI reports can be professionally issued as books or pamphlets within weeks of completion. Please review our project experience on our website at www.ibi-usa.com. Or, contact David Colvin at dcolvin@ibi-usa.com for more information.

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