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Save the Children


Position: Senior Knowledge Management Specialist
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: May, 25/2024 (0 days left)


Level 1: the post holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work; therefore a police check will not be mandatory for this post unless the content of the post changes, in which case the Child Safeguarding level should be reviewed.


The Household Economy Activity is a four (4) year project that will support evidence-based decision-making and strengthen the Government of Ethiopia’s analytic capacity and information management to complement and support the GOE’s ongoing efforts to establish a multi-hazard, multi-sector early warning system. The Senior Knowledge Management Specialist (KMS) will lead the development and management of the knowledge management strategy that will promote stakeholder access to, understanding, and utilization of HEA livelihood products. The incumbent will lead efforts to document, disseminate, and archive Household Economy Activity knowledge and learning products, analytical products, and achievements. In the event of a humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: Chief of Party, Household Economy Activity

Staff reporting to this post: None

Budget Responsibilities: None

Role Dimensions: (e.g. complexity, relationships, communication with stakeholders)


Systems Design and Implementation

  • Lead the design and implementation of the Household Economy Activity Knowledge Management Strategy to guide the development, management, and dissemination of information and knowledge products.
  • Engage GOE, donors, and implementing partners to identify thematic areas and relevant topics to guide the development of policy and technical briefs that contribute to the evidence base on food insecurity in Ethiopia.
  • Lead the ongoing development and dissemination of research, informational briefs, and knowledge products that are customized to stakeholder needs, including Government of Ethiopia (GOE), donors, and implementing partners.
  • Develop accessible summary versions of major research and analytical products, and in line with the communication strategy, identify appropriate formats and platforms to disseminate results.
  • Archive all livelihood products in accessible formats that provide the facility to navigate datasets, reports, and analysis.
  • Develop and manage interactive and dynamic web-based/online database, using applications that include PowerBi, to present data, knowledge, and analytical products to decision-makers and technical staff

Promoting Learning for Strategy Development and Decision Making

  • Develop the Household Economy Activity Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Plan to enable evidence-based strategic planning, continuous learning, and adaptive management.
  • In partnership with GOE and partners, design and facilitate innovative and effective collaboration and learning events to capture and share knowledge, including seminars/webinars, workshops, conferences, and peer learning sessions.
  • In collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) and Communications and Advocacy teams lead the collection, documentation, and dissemination of lessons and best practices.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework to collect regular information to measure results on the performance of the Household Economy Activity strategy.
  • Communicate top-level learning and analysis to ensure that management can make informed decisions on a timely basis to scale up and address implementation challenges
  • Tailor communication and knowledge products to the needs of senior decision-makers and technical program planners.

Communication and Reporting

  • Coordinate, collaborate and oversee lessons and best practice consolidation to ensure that the HEA knowledge base is configured appropriately for utilization by a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Ensure effective storage of assessments, evaluations and research products on the shared folders, and promote the use of this knowledge base to strengthen organizational learning.
  • Develop one-pager briefs describing the project, key activities, approaches, outcomes and impacts.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their personal development, and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically, and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, a good listener, and easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in development-related areas with experience in Knowledge management, Management Information Systems, and communication
  • Knowledge and experience in using PowerBi is highly desirable
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to Save the Children values



  • 10 years or more practical experience in a wide variety of activities related to identifying, managing, packaging, and disseminating key information to advance technical practice and provide practitioners with the tools they need to conduct better early warning, timely response and development activities is required.
  • Experience communicating and engaging with senior Government, UN, and NGO personnel on critical learning and knowledge to support decision-making
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, the definition of a clear way forward, and ensuring buy-in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies


  • Previous experience working with livelihoods and food security information systems
  • Previous experience working and collaborating within Government systems and processes
  • Previous experience working in multi-agency coordination forums

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties per the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties per SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.