Knowledge Management & Learning Consultant
To Apply: To be considered for this consultancy, we request the following information be submitted on/before 5:00 pm EST on April 2, 2018 to Rebecca Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your CV, cover letter, three references, and a completed Biodata form.
Consultant Terms of Reference
The Every Preemie–SCALE project (Every Preemie) is a USAID-funded project implemented by Project Concern International (PCI), the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Every Preemie is designed to provide practical, catalytic and scalable approaches to expand the uptake of preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW) interventions in 25 USAID priority countries predominantly in Africa and SE Asia.
Shared learning is central to Every Preemie’s mandate to catalyze the uptake of PTB/LBW interventions in low-resource settings, therefore programmatic information and learning generated by the project must be captured, aggregated, and shared broadly with global and national level stakeholders in target geographies. Every Preemie requires the services of a consultant to lead the articulation of a plan for knowledge management and shared learning, drawing on the project’s implementation research, multi-country assessments, and other project work. The plan will include the development of “learning-to-advocacy” (L2A) products and their dissemination using a multi-media approach including web-based opportunities, working groups, events and networks led by donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and professional associations at the global and country level.
Scope of Work
The consultant will lead the Every Preemie team and other partners through a process resulting in the following deliverables:
•Thorough inventory of the project’s knowledge management objectives, products and legacy through review of existing materials and discussions with key participants
•Knowledge management/shared learning (KM/SL) plan of action for years 4 and 5 (October 1, 2017- July 30, 2019) of the project, including products, timeline, and roles and responsibilities
•Facilitated KM/SL session during the week of June 11-15, 2018, to present plan for feedback and to develop the timeline and roles/responsibilities
Expected Timeframe for the Assignment
It is anticipated that the assignment will begin approximately April 9, 2018 and will run through June 30, 2018.
Deliverables, Estimated Date of Completion, Method of Verification and Estimated LOE
The deliverable table will be provided upon request. The total estimated LOE is 17 days.
•Bachelor’s degree and 4-6+ years of experience in KM/communications, preferably in global health
•At least 6+ years of overall professional experience
•Demonstrated experience in knowledge management and shared learning for an organization and/or for a project of similar size or larger
•Knowledge of global health forums, networks, working groups, websites
•Excellent English writing and communication skills
•Experience developing and executing action plans for KM/SL
•Documented experience designing, writing, and producing programmatic and technical materials for dissemination to broad audiences
•Experience creating infographics and other materials designed to share information and catalyze action
•Experience preparing presentations
•Sound time management skills and capacity to balance competing priorities
•Work well in a team environment and able to work independently
•Ability to work efficiently and effectively to deadlines
•Strong computer skills including expertise in Word, Power Point, and other relevant computer packages and platforms
Job Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States Position Type Consulting