Job Title: Knowledge Management and Communications Advisor - Liberia
Department/Location: Global Health
Reports To: Chief of Party, Ebola Pillar II MEL, or designee
Ebola Pillar II MEL Activity Description: USAID’s Ebola Pillar II efforts – mitigating second-order impacts including blunting the economic, social and political consequences in the region – has four sub-components: 1) food security; 2) recovery of health systems and non-Ebola emergency health services, 3) governance and economic crisis mitigation (GECM), and 4) innovation, technology and partnership. These four components, listed in the USAID Africa Bureau’s M&E Framework for Pillar II, include mutually supportive interventions in six sectors or thematic areas: agriculture and food security; health services and systems; education; governance; economic crisis mitigation; and information, communication and technology. IBTCI's Pillar II Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) contract supports these efforts by providing evaluations, routine monitoring, data quality assurance, and improved knowledge management and learning.
Activity Components: IBTCI is tasked to implement three learning events in each of the Ebola-affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The purpose of these two-day learning conferences (with approximately 50-100 participants each) is to bring together country-wide mission staff, IPs, government counterparts, stakeholders and beneficiaries to share knowledge, research, results, and experiences and to engage private sector and media to better tell the stories within the country and to the American public. IBTCI intends to hire a Knowledge Management and Communications Advisor to support the planning of all three learning conferences, however, a specific point of contact for the Liberia event.
Goals and Objectives of the events are:
Working with IBTCI’s core team, other consultants, USAID/DC, USAID/Missions, subcontractors and facilitators working on Ebola Pillar II MEL, this consultant will achieve the following outcomes:
The Knowledge Management and Communications Advisor will collaborate with the KM Director, COP and the Program Monitoring Director as well as the consultants, clients, and mission-based staff, to implement a two-day learning conference in Liberia, West Africa. The learning conference will require a seasoned communicator and event planner for the development of a robust learning agenda for this event. IBTCI would like a consultant who is highly knowledgeable to the context of the Ebola Pillar II project and has experience in KM and Learning in all three counties but more specifically Liberia. The consultant will be a member of the Planning Committee as well as a point of contact for Liberia and expected to participate in the conference calls and support the IBTCI KM Director. Currently the learning conference for Liberia is scheduled for early 2018 and additional support and travel will be needed in the planning and implementation of that event.
Below are expected tasks within Stage 1 and 2 of the planning process that the consultant will support the KM Director in implementing.
Stage 1: High Level Planning: August 15-August 31, 2017
Stage 2: September 1-September 30, 2017
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum 10 years’ experience in knowledge management, learning and communications and developing agendas for training and/or learning events.
Education: Master’s degree in Communications, knowledge management, international development, or related fields.
Supervisory Responsibility: N/A
Travel: N/A at this time