The KM Specialist will contribute to the definition and implementation of a UNICEF strategy and approach to humanitarian knowledge management which aims to be inclusive of and responding to the needs of Country and Regional Offices as well as of other Divisions involved in humanitarian action.
As a member of the HELS team, the KM Specialist will provide analysis and advice in support of the various strategic components and workstreams that HELS is developing and delivering on, being a custodian and manager of the content that drives much of these activities. This content will be produced by as well as inform learning, innovation, guidance and collaboration.
The focus of the KM Specialist’s work will therefore be just as much considering and supporting HELS’ requirements and processes as well as add value to EMOPS’, other sections and overall work and requirements, other UNICEF sections and divisions beyond EMOPS as appropriate and UNICEF partners, other stakeholders, and notably humanitarian communities within and beyond UNICEF.
The incumbent will therefore be responsible for the development, oversight and maintenance of knowledge management products for humanitarian action, including the development and roll-out of an EMOPS Knowledge Management Strategy, and the effective coordination with other KM workstreams and products developed by UNICEF in a pro-active and collaborative way.
The incumbent will oversee a number of specific projects that will be part of the overall approach, including the documentation of response to on-going emergencies, debriefs of staff involved in major emergencies, identification and documentation of good practice and lessons learned examples from UNICEF country offices to better understand emergency programmes, best practice certification, management responses to evaluations, and mentorship programmes.
The incumbent will be responsible for regularly liaising with all sections in EMOPS and with any other UNICEF entities along formal arrangements and systems and initiating new ones as required, including with Regional Offices and COs to ensure that the strategy, products and tools are responsive to the needs of humanitarian practitioners in UNICEF.
The incumbent will liaise also with other humanitarian organizations (UN agencies, Red Cross, NGOs etc.) to exchange experiences in knowledge management and identify potential for partnerships, cross-fertilization, and joint learning. Similarly, the incumbent will interact with the UNICEF-led clusters through the cluster unit in EMOPS Geneva.
The incumbent should be able to advise on knowledge management mechanisms that can be built for the effective anticipation of threats and empower UNICEF with cutting-edge standards and tools to facilitate its work and enable improved humanitarian action. This includes adequate competencies and experience in data protection as well as confidentiality and the ethical use of data.
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