RTI International is seeking Knowledge Management (KM) Lead candidates for an USAID-funded program to enhance host country capacity to produce high-quality health information, to optimally manage this information and to institutionalize evidence-based decision-making. The program will work with host country health managers, health workers and other stakeholders to strengthen the enabling environment of health information management and strategic planning to improve harmonization of fragmented information systems, reduce duplication of data collection and improve monitoring and tracking of a country’s own health trends and priorities.
The KM Lead will establish processes to lead the design, rollout and effective management and use of the evidence and knowledge being generated from the integrated HIS. The KM Lead will work with the team to identify knowledge gaps to be addressed, develop, and implement communication strategies, and ensure knowledge management and data systems are operational and well maintained. The Lead will also oversee the collation and communication of existing information (diagnostics, working papers, research papers) through a variety of knowledge sharing events (including communities of practice) and virtual platforms (dashboards, portals, etc.). They will develop a strategy to disseminate knowledge products to a wide variety of audiences including media, Government, policy makers, reformers, and strategic partners.Responsibilities:
The Successful candidate will work with target country governments to:
- Lead and/or actively participate in developing and updating standards, tools and approaches for gathering, managing, analyzing, and using data and evidence.
- Lead initiatives to build on existing national practices to integrate effective and routine data use activities.
- Lead and provide technical direction in the development of training strategies for integration of current and new tools, approaches and concepts for evidence generation, management and use at all levels (national provincial, district) of pre- and in-service training.
- Conduct primary and secondary research into existing health data standards in project contexts and globally.
- Provide technical leadership in assessment of knowledge management processes, procedures, and activities within MOH.
- Engage health system stakeholders/end users to identify their data needs.
- Build the capacity of the host governments and host governments partners to generate demand for quality health information, develop a range of information products responsive to this demand, and establish dissemination forums and systems to ensure use of these products.
- Identify training needs for data and evidence generation, management, and use.
- Manage the development of a standardized KM, analytics and data visualization and use training curricula and trainee performance criteria.
- Guide, coordinate and collaborate with project staff and partners in the implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of developed training.
- Build lasting in-country capacity to deliver data, analytics, and knowledge management trainings.
- Devise an exit strategy to ensure the sustainability of the knowledge management system.
- Document and present program results and lessons learned to the Chief of Party, USAID, MOH, and other key stakeholders.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in a related field with at least 10 years working on large donor (or other) funded programs in a program management, communications, learning or knowledge management roles.
- Demonstrated professional experience in health information systems, health informatics, health data/evidence generation and use.
- Active participant or knowledgeable of key HIS and global health informatics communities of practice.
- Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary, multicultural teams and monitor efforts.
- Demonstrated ability to engage and work with stakeholders at all system levels.
- A proven, successful record of achieving results, preferably in a difficult working environment.
- Demonstrated expertise in monitoring and evaluation.
- Excellent writing, computer, management, and organizational skills.
- Experience in training desirable.