USAID Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist Job Placement - Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt Associates
Funding Source: U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda

About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary: The Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist primarily focuses on project knowledge management, learning, and project documentation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of the identification and documentation of project activities and achievements and promote project successes and lessons learned utilizing a variety of communication channels.
  • Work closely with research and M&E teams, technical teams and partners, communities and project beneficiaries to identify and document best practices, success stories, and lessons learned.
  • Work in close cooperation with all project teams, develop a system to plan and track the progress of deliverables.
  • Design and maintain a life-of-project inventory of all technical reports and products, including electronic and hard copies, and distribution list.
  • Manage and track routine reporting processes for the project, including working with teams to collect required data, compile, finalize, and ensure quality of report.
  • Provide technical writing and editorial support to major project deliverables.
  • Provide desktop publication support to project deliverables and dissemination products.
  • Lead documentation and communication activities, including quarterly and annual program reviews, assuring results-oriented, reader-friendly reports.
  • Assure timeliness and high quality of all project products, deliverables and achievements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in relevant field (journalism, communications, public relations, marketing)
  • At least six years of work experience, at least two years of experience in international development projects; preferably in the health sector; experience with USAID-funded projects an advantage
  • Proven exposure and experience in knowledge management, including the ability to identify and document project activities and achievements, best practices, success stories, and lessons learned
  • Proven ability to communicate information to stakeholders at all levels using a variety of communications approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams to produce written products and media, adhering to deadlines, and short turn-around times.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organizational and mentoring skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to send their updated resumes / CVs and application letters that provide details of the applicant’s specific qualifications via Email to Please clearly include the position title in the subject of the E-mail.

Deadline: 25th May, 2016

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