Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
For every child, a fair chance
UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.
It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms.
How can you make a difference?
The Knowledge Management Specialist will be primarily responsible for developing a well-maintained knowledge management system that gathers, packages, maintains, distributes updated evidence for internal and external audiences, the goal of promoting best policy and programme practices in accelerating positive change for children. and promoting The Knowledge Management Specialist will promote a culture of learning and information exchange and support the Programmes teams to continuously identify and promote opportunities for innovations to accelerate results
Under the direct Supervision of the Deputy Representative, the post shall undertake the following:
Promote innovations to accelerate results. The Country Office has a systematized approach for identifying opportunities for innovation, including Technology for Development. These will be based on the knowledge and analysis undertaken with programmes best practices and lessons learned from strategic reviews and evaluations; and best practices in other countries in the region and beyond. They should be translated into Innovation and T4D action plans.
Adaptive Management, Best Practices and Learning: Lessons learned and best practices in the areas of policy innovation, programme planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation are captured and promote a culture of reflection and learning; ensure real time evidence drawn from situation and results monitoring and programme implementation experience influences policy dialogue, strengthens programme implementation and adaptation.
Knowledge Management Strategy: Lead the development of a clear knowledge management strategy and associated work plan for establishing UNICEF Philippines as a knowledge hub on children and the issues affecting them and for achieving its policy/advocacy objectives.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative maintain close coordination with the Representative, Social Policy Chief, Communication Chief, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, and Regional and HQ Knowledge Management Officers for effective overall implementation of the knowledge management strategy – including decisions and recommendations on the design, and planning and the on-going development of tools for the dissemination of programme information, best practices, lessons learned for sharing with target audiences.
On-line Platforms for KM and Strategic Collaboration. The UNICEF Country office will implement the ECM function and have a fully developed online platforms for knowledge transfer and information sharing and to support strategic collaborative programming, particularly in support of cross sectoral results.
Collaborates closely with ICT, web focal point and communications team to develop and manage on-line platforms to optimized strategic knowledge and information sharing and implement the ECM function.
Capacity building and support to innovations, evidence generation and use: Internal capacity on knowledge acquisition, management, and sharing, and Technology for Development is developed and strengthened. Staff and key partners have capacity to UNICEF to produce, visualize and disseminate high quality evidence that can be used to influence and inform the development and implementation of policies and programmes for children, and contribute to the global knowledge on children.
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