Knowledge Management Officer at Christian Aid (CA)

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Knowledge Management Officer

Location: Nigeria
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Contract Length: Ends 31 March 2023
Department: Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns
Reports to: Research and learning lead
Competency Level: Choose an item
Matrix manager (if applicable): NA
Salary Band: E mid

Role Purpose

  • As part of translating Christian Aid’s thematic priorities into practice, the Programme Policy, Research and Learning (PPRL) division are tasked with developing evidence and learning plans.
  • The purpose of this role is to work across the organisation to organise and build a picture of existing evidence and gaps across Christian Aid’s five justice areas.
  • The role will require reviewing the different thematic areas of work, evaluations, learning reviews, research initiatives etc. and building an accessible evidence repository on Christian Aid’s intranet that will be useful for reference and research synthesis, informing our policy and advocacy work, programme learning and fundraising.
  • This will provide the basis on which to build our body of evidence and develop evidence-informed learning questions.

Key Outcomes:

  • Evidence maps related to CA’s thematic priorities and other key strategic planning documents
  • The development of an organised and accessible evidence repository on Christian Aid’s integrated programme information management system (IPIMS)
  • An initial analysis of the evidence gaps within each justice area
  • Support the appraisal of CA’s evidence quality

Role Agility:

  • Expected travel per annum: No travel
  • On call/unsocial hours: No
  • Expected international travel per annum: No travel
  • Surge capacity for emergency responses: No

Role Context

  • The role sits in the Research, Evidence and Learning (REL) hub, in the Programme Policy, Research and Learning team (PPRL), one of three teams that make up Christian Aid’s Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Department. It will collaborate closely PPRl’s Programme.
  • Policy Hub, the global Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team, and the Global Advocacy and Policy Division.
  • The post-holder will work closely with staff across Christian Aid who are generating evidence in relation to Christian Aid’s thematic priorities.
  • PPRL exists to generate and provide thought leadership to the organisation; offer research and sector-based expertise to support practice across our global programmes; and to enhance the links between national programme delivery and learning, and global policy analysis and understanding. Although located in the Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Department (PPC), this team has a cross-organisational remit, with strong links to our country programmes and organisational learning and strategy teams, as well as PPC. It works to provide a bridge between our country-level programme delivery and our global and UK policy, advocacy and campaigning functions.
  • REL exists to enable and strengthen the generation and use of research, evidence and learning from programming in Christian Aid that is informed and led by those living in poverty. It also works to centralise their voice in our programmes, policies and practices, and in the development sector to bring about social, systemic and individual transformation for people living in poverty.
  • It seeks to achieve this by:
    • Opening up spaces for research, evidencing and learning collaborations in the global South
    • Producing, promoting and supporting high-quality ethical research and evidencing gathering on poverty that is aligned with Christian Aid’s strategy ‘Standing Together’)
    • Guiding processes of evidence use and learning in Christian Aid
    • Strengthening technical knowledge of research, evidence, impact and engagement
    • Evidence-based influencing and learning from wider debates in the northern and southern academic and development sector around how we understand and conceptualise poverty and development
  • The team emphasises external collaboration with academics/researchers, sector experts, donors, policy makers and peers to encourage innovative programming, bring learning and insight from our practice to influence the wider sector and build the case for practitioner research and learning, it has a particular interest in strengthening links with critical thinkers from the global south who may offer challenge to dominant paradigms, and collaborate with Christian Aid to shift power in whose knowledge counts and how development is understood.

Relationships:

  • External: None
  • Internal: The post-holder will work closely with the Evidence and Impact Advisor in the REL team. Liaison with thematic advisors across Christian Aid, the Monitoring and Evaluation team, Christian Aid. Ireland, policy and advocacy teams, the humanitarian team, and country teams in the International Department.

Decision-Making:

  • Responsible for ensuring that evidence repositories are developed in an organised, accessible and useful way and for making decisions on which pieces of evidence to include in the mapping process.
  • The post-holder will also be responsible for reporting back on any issues using their own initiative and experience.
  • They are responsible for managing their own workload on a day-to-day basis in consultation with the Research and Learning Lead.

Analytical Skills:

  • The role requires good judgment, strong organisational skills, and creativity for developing evidence repositories.

Person Specification

  • Degree (or in the final year of completing a Degree) in Social Science, Social Research and/or Evaluation Methods (including quantitative and qualitative methods) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of data and information management
  • Experience of working with online file sharing systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of the international development and humanitarian sector
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to take initiative, structure, prioritise and coordinate their work as well as take ownership of related outputs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships across organisations and at a distance.
  • Ability to communicate in French and/or Spanish

Desirable:

  • Experience in building online repositories
  • Interest in working for an international development organisation

Deadline: 20th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance
  • Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

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