Knowledge Management Advisor

Position: Knowledge Management Advisor

Employer: World University Service of Canada

Location: Ghana

Deadline: November 12, 2017

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: November 12, 2017

Full Description

Brief Description:

TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT: Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants


DURATION: 12 months

EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE: Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.

The West Africa Governance & Economic Sustainability in Extractive Areas (WAGES) is jointly implemented by World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Centre d’étude et de coopération internationale (CECI) in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Guinea. Working in partnership with communities, local government, mining companies, and other stakeholders, the project will enable communities, particularly women and youth, to maximize the socio-economic benefits from extractive resource investment in West Africa. The project’s principal areas of focus include local governance, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and regional knowledge-sharing on development best practices in mining areas. The expected results of the project include: increasing employment opportunities for community members, especially youth and women; ii) strengthening capacity of sub-national governments and local institutions to leverage opportunities arising from natural resource development, especially the extractives sector; and iii) increasing informed dialogue on local economic growth and governance strategies in regions with natural resource development activities, within the three target countries and across West Africa.

Under the direction of the WAGES Project Coordinator, and with the support of the WAGES Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Knowledge Management Officer will:

- Contribute to the design of a knowledge management and documentation strategy for the WAGES Project in Ghana;
- Provide training to staff to ensure effective implementation of the strategy throughout the program, and support its implementation;
- Advise on the production of publications and deliverables, and internal knowledge management;
- Work with the WAGES team to determine ongoing knowledge management and documentation priorities;
- Collaborate with the WAGES Monitoring and Evaluation team to produce high quality, timely technical documentation;
- Document lessons learned, and develop activities and knowledge products to disseminate information to internal and external decision-makers and stakeholders.

- A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
- Two years of experience in knowledge management, communications, monitoring and evaluation or a related area, including the development of case studies and lessons learned;
- Proven ability to develop, write and edit technical content;
- Experience designing and implementing knowledge management and communications strategies;
- Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communications skills;
- Proven creativity in the documentation of best practices, successes and lessons learned.

- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
- Language training in-country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.


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