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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2022
    Deadline: Mar 9, 2022
  • Our Vision: A secure and wealthy Nation anchored by an innovative, commercially oriented and competitive agricultural sector. Our Mission: To improve the livelihood of Kenyans and ensures food security through creation of an enabling environment and ensuring sustainable natural resource management. Core Values To complete the Vision and Mission and ...
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    Knowledge Management Specialist

    VACANCY NO: 5/2021

    The Knowledge Management specialist will coordinate and facilitate the collection, sharing, and dissemination of various project-related information. The workstation will be at PMCU Nakuru but he/she will travel extensively within the Project area, as may be required. He/she will sign a six (6) year Contract of Employment with the initial six months on probation. The contract will remain in force but renewable annually based on satisfactory annual performance. He/she will be answerable to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the following duties and responsibilities:

    1. Oversee the development of a strategy and plans to ensure systematic, continuous learning, improvement, and knowledge sharing;
    2. Develop and implement processes to ensure that lessons learned and good practice are captured systematically, shared, and used to improve project implementation, including in the development of the AWPB;
    3. Support advocacy efforts through providing evidence of impact gathered through the M&E system, closely linked to knowledge management and communication activities;
    4. Coordinate the development and implementation of capacity building
    5. Project for Project Management and Coordination Unit staff, the counties and implementing partners, including coaching and mentoring;
    6. Provide technical backstopping and guidance to county and implementing partner staff on KM&L;
    7. Develop or adapt relevant tools and processes for implementing staff to collect, process/analyze, store and share information and knowledge, and ensure relevant staff can use them;
    8. Ensure that innovative experiences, learning, and good practices are captured, synthesized, documented, and shared continuously within the project, within the counties, with in-country partners, IFAD, and other regional and international partners, including through a project website, documentation centre, communities of practice, etc;
    9. Oversee communication support to awareness-raising and sensitization of project participants, including building an understanding of the project's objectives, benefits;
    10. Any other official duty as may be assigned by the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and project coordinator.

    Academic qualifications and other requirements for the position

    Minimum Requirements:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Information Communication Technology, Communications, Design or other relevant fields.
    2. Postgraduate qualification in M&E, Communications, knowledge management, or related field
    3. Proficient in the use of databases, spreadsheets, modern information, and communication technology(ICT) in development, and other computer applications; have demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis and data management;
    4. Have at least five (5) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in the field of KM, M&E, MIS, project management, facilitation of
    5. learning processes, or a related field;
    6. Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

    Other Requirements:

    1. Have proven experience in designing and implementing successful communication and knowledge management strategies for sustainable development, or in planning and implementing strategies at the management level;
    2. Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines and work with minimum supervision;
    3. Ability to work and interact with people from diverse, professional, social, and cultural backgrounds;
    4. Good interpersonal and communication skills, excellent planning, organizing, and record-keeping skills;
    5. Ability to work as a team player, self-motivated and creative thinker, good analytical skills and report writing, and excellent coordination and negotiation skills;
    6. Fluent in English (written and spoken);

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants who meet the qualification requirements should send their applications along with copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae. They must also state their present employer, current position and names and addresses of two referees and daytime telephone and email contacts. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications should be clearly marked quoting the reference number of the position applied for on the letter and envelope and addressed to :

    The Principal Secretary
    State Department for Livestock,
    Kilimo House, Cathedral Road,
    P. O. Box 34188-00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    To reach on or before 9th March 2022 at 17:00 hours local time

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