Content Development and Knowledge Management

United Nations Children's Fund

Abuja, Nigeria

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. 

Key Activities:

  • Identify gaps and opportunities for developing action-oriented and quality knowledge products and targeted knowledge sharing aligned with results across sectors in the country programme.
  • Through consultation and co-creation with result managers and KM focal points, develop a regularly updated action plan to address innovation/km documentation and knowledge-sharing needs of sections and field offices in a timely manner.
  • In consultation, conceptualise, document, design and disseminate knowledge products, including lessons learned and emerging practices from data, evidence and innovation gathered by sections and field offices, assuring the highest quality as per UNICEF guidelines.
  • Measure and track the utilisation of knowledge products from monitoring, evaluation and evidence-generation activities to refine sections and field offices’ dissemination strategy.
  • Support to develop knowledge management training content to address capacity gaps and design knowledge-sharing sessions to optimise learning and promote knowledge exchange between field offices and programme sections.
  • Support identifying, collecting, reviewing, consolidating and disseminating lessons learned, emerging or best practices from midyear and end-year programme reviews to inform management decision-making and future planning.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • An advanced degree in communications, knowledge management, international development, or other relevant areas
  • A minimum of [insert years] of relevant professional experience in 

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Analytical


  • Superior English-language skills.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • At least eight years of relevant senior-level work experience in writing content for lessons learned, innovations, failures, case studies, emerging and proven practices
  • Demonstrated experience designing creative and engaging content for capacity-building and facilitating knowledge sharing
  • Demonstrated experience in creative graphic and audio-visual designs
  • Crafting compelling narrative and structure and incorporating content/ inputs from several authors and sources
  • Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills and attention to detail
  • The ideal candidate will be self-starting, strategic and creative, with the ability to work independently and deliver quality results without supervision
  • Excellent organisational skills, including project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Manage meetings/ calls with Nigeria, other parts of West Africa and the US time zone
  • The consultant will work independently and will be home-based. The interaction between UNICEF Nigeria and the consultant will be by email, other virtual meals or phone calls, as appropriate.
  • Availability and willingness to take up an assignment on short notice are essential.
  • Experience working with the UN system is an added value.