Thursday, April 3, 2014

Knowledge Management, Communication and Visibility Officer

Republic of Kenya

Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme

Recruitment of Programme Coordination Unit Staff

Background: The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, State Department of Agriculture, is rolling out the Kenya Cereals Enhancement Programme (KCEP) whose objective is to contribute to National Food Security. 

The programme is funded by European Union through IFAD. 

The Ministry wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to the following position:

Knowledge Management, Communication and Visibility Officer (KCV) – Nairobi 

Ref. KCV04

The Knowledge Management, Communication and Visibility Officer (KVCO) will report to the Programme Coordinator.

S/he will be working very closely with the VCS and the M&E Officer; the KMCO will coordinate the establishment and operation of an integrated Programme Learning System.

The system will link five functions: learning and adaptation for continuous improvement of performance; learning oriented M&E; internal (Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) and external (stakeholders) communication; innovation and experimentation; and information management.

Duties and Responsibilities include:-

(a) Developing and implementing KCEP Learning System;

(b) Developing and implementing processes and guidelines to ensure that lessons learnt and good practices are systematically captured, shared with stakeholders and used to improve programme implementation, including the development of AWPB;

(c) Ensuring documentation and wide sharing of results;

(d) Conducting training of counterpart staff at central and county levels and in partners and service providers teams and provide assistance/guidance in implementing the Learning System.

(e) Supporting advocacy efforts through providing evidence of programme impact gathered through the M&E system;

(f) Coordinating the development and implementation of capacity building programmes for PCU staff, the counties and implementing partners;

(g) Providing assistance/guidance in implementing the Programme Learning System;

(h) Coordinating surveys and case studies to assess achievements and outcomes of KCEP activities;

(i) Coordinating the implementation of impact assessments;

(j) Fostering partnerships for broader knowledge-sharing and learning; and

(k) Contributing to the preparation of the AWPB and progress reports;

For appointment to this position, applicants must have:-

(a) Bachelor’s degree in either Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Computer Science, Statistics, Communications or any other relevant/equivalent field. A post graduate qualification in monitoring & evaluation, knowledge management or related field will be an added advantage;

(b) Eight (8) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been in a senior management position facilitating learning processes;

(c) Proficiency in the use of databases, modern information and communication technology (ICT), and other computer applications;

(d) Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis and data management;

(e) Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing successful communication and knowledge management strategies for sustainable development, or in planning and implementing strategies at management level; 

(f) Experience in analysing complex programmes or policies;

(g) Ability to write reports, articles and or pamphlets depicting programme interventions and results;

(h) Strong computer and communications skills (oral, written, presentation); and

(i) Ability to communicate in Kiswahili and English.

Application Process

i. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

ii. Each application should have a CV and covering letter indicating the Reference Number for the position.

Applicants for positions in the Nakuru or Siakago Town sub-units should clearly indicate the preference (N or S) as in the reference numbers.

Photocopies of relevant credentials should be enclosed.

iii. Each application in a sealed envelope should be submitted to:

Principal Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
State Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 30028-00100

Not later than 10.00 a.m. on 11th April 2014.

iv. Only shortlisted candidates shall be invited for the interview