Location: Country Office,Kathmandu
Team/Programme: Saving Newborn Lives3
Contract Length: Fixed term till September 2017
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3-The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
The Knowledge Management and Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for implementing and regularly reviewing the knowledge management and advocacy strategy for SNL3 in Nepal in coordination with SNL/Save the Children staff in Nepal and the project staff in Washington, DC. S/he will identify, document, package, catalogue, and disseminate information and knowledge generated through SNL, including successful interventions, challenges, failures, lessons learned, and best practices, with support from communications teams and in collaboration with the Every One Campaign when appropriate. S/he will support the team in messaging to advocate with external partners and policy makers for improved newborn health practices. S/he will develop communications strategies for newborn health activities as needed, in close coordination with members of the SNL team globally.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
- Implement and regularly review the knowledge management strategy for SNL 3 in Nepal in coordination with SNL /Save the Children staff in Nepal and globally.
- Develop documentation and dissemination plans, and communications strategies, and document, package, catalogue, and disseminate information and knowledge generated through SNL, including successful interventions, challenges, lessons learned, and best practices.
- Ensure that SNL is effectively reaching target audiences through audience-specific information, formats, and channels.
- Support messaging to advocate with external partners and policy makers for improved new born health practices.
- Liaise with SNL’s staff in Washington, DC and with SNL’s knowledge management network in other implementing countries to coordinate knowledge sharing efforts, communicate knowledge gathered in Nepal, and disseminate knowledge gathered in other SNL III countries.
- Coordinate SNL and Save the Children Nepal (including the EO Campaign) efforts to convene partners for knowledge sharing on new born health
- Ensure regular knowledge sharing and communications with identified champions. Incorporate champions into SNL advocacy strategy
- Coordinate SNL efforts to engage the media and monitor their coverage of new born health issues.
- Facilitate knowledge sharing meetings, teleconferences, field visits from other countries, delegations, and online forums and implement other knowledge management tools as needed.
- Liaise with Health and Nutrition team, Media and Communication team, EO Campaign team, and other relevant departments in Save the Children; the government; and other SNL 3 partner organizations as needed to further knowledge sharing, communications, and advocacy goals.
- Build capacity among SNL and Save the Children staff for knowledge management, communications, and advocacy.
- Work in close coordination with BCC coordinator to generate and disseminate case stories and other relevant information related to MNCH in the field.
- Ensure regular contributions from Nepal to the Healthy New born Network (a global new born health information website) and to the SNL newsletter.
- Lead development of a plan to institutionalize KM in Nepal so that knowledge sharing continues after the close of SNL.
- Assist the SNL team with program management tasks, including annual work plans and quarterly reports, ensuring the advocacy, communications, and knowledge management are accurately reflected.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Master's degree in Public Health, Communication, Demography or related discipline
- At least 3 years(2 years for GSI group*) of responsible and professional level experience preferably in INGO/donor agencies related to knowledge management; additional experience in Communications and/or Advocacy is desirable
- Experienced in developing and implementing knowledge management, advocacy and communication strategies, including developing annual work plans and budgets for related activities
- Experienced in collection, documentation and dissemination of information
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and good facilitation skills.
- Skills in liaising with partners, including government officials, high-level dignitaries, representatives of NGOs, civil society representatives, academics, and researchers
- Advocacy skills for message development and lobbying
- Strong writing, oral communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills in English and Nepali, including ability to establish new contacts and maintain a network of relevant contacts
- Willingness to spend about 25% of time in the field, and willingness to travel to international events, if necessary
- Ability to build support from staff across teams, and to build the capacity of others
- Positive attitude with commitment to SC’s mission and values
- Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: social and/or behaviour change communication, advocacy, mass media communications, health systems strengthening, etc.
- Previous working experience in MNCH
- Knowledge of Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) policies and programs, especially those related to new born health
- Experience working in advocacy and/or communications with different demographics, including rural populations, minority groups, and/or high-level officials