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Vacancy: Development of KM Strategy for UNGEI-REV2

Vacancy: Development of KM Strategy for UNGEI-REV2

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Terms of reference for consultancy vacancy in UNICEF
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United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI)Terms of ReferenceTitle of the Consultancy:
Development of Knowledge Management Strategy for United Nations GirlsEducation Initiative (UNGEI)
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B
ackground:
UNGEI, launched in 2000 at the World Education Forum under the leadership of UNICEF, plays asignificant role in keeping the spotlight on girls education. A decadal review of the initiativeindicates that UNGEI has emerged as an important platform, a partnership comprising of multilateraland bilateral development partners, international non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations and the private sector partners, for the advancement of gender parityand equality in education. While the partnership has evolved differently across the globe in the pastdecade, three strategies remain central to its work, namely: technical support and capacitydevelopment, policy dialogue and advocacy, and co-ordination and alignment with extant aidarchitecture.During the Global Advisory Committee (GAC) business meeting of the UNGEI in Dakar in May 2010,there was considerable debate on the need for knowledge management and learning for improvedresponsiveness, strengthening UNGEI partnership, and policy influence. Subsequently, a workinggroup  Knowledge Management Working Group (KMWG) under the leadership of CISCO  wascreated.Considering that knowledge management is a technical area with its own set of skills and expertise,UNGEI Secretariat is looking at hiring the services of a short-term consultant to support them tobetter assess and understand the key knowledge management issues and needs of UNGEI at theglobal level and help develop a feasible strategy to address the emerging needs of the partnership,including identification of new opportunities.
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M
ajor Duties and Responsibilities:
The consultant, in dialogue with the KMWG and UNGEI Secretariat, will be responsible forproposingand developing an overall knowledge management strategy for UNGEI, including budget andtimeline for implementation. The strategy should be based on the following related activities:
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R
eview the current knowledge generation and management practices within UNGEI to identifygood practices as well as bottlenecks, gaps and duplications;
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Conduct a rapid audience analysis, to identify the knowledge needs of the different targetaudiences of UNGEI at the country, regional, and global level;
y
 
Undertake a mapping exercise of existing communities of practice/networks, websites and otheron-line resources dealing with education and gender-related activities and define how these cansupport the knowledge sharing and learning strategyof UNGEI;
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Suggest a systematic method for/tools to capture emerging knowledge in the context of thedifferent activities implemented under UNGEI;
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R
ecommend strategies for building KM capacity among UNGEI partners;
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P
repare a budget and time-line to accompany the implementation strategy.
 
2Overall, the proposed strategy should be developed keeping in mind a) low-cost and low-tech options toensure sustainability; and b) a phased implementation process to allow time and space for leveragingresources and promoting ownership among partners and stakeholders.
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Expected results (measurable results):
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UNGEI audience needs are analyzed and reported;
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Methods and tools identified to capture internal knowledge generation under UNGEI;
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Mapping exercise conducted and preparation of a comprehensive list of existing networks,communities of practice, websites and other on-line resource dealing with education andgender-related activities in education;
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Strategy note for strengthening KM function of UNGEI;
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Fully costed strategy document detailing the various KM activities (low cost and low tech) to becarried out by UNGEI in a phased/modular manner.
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Start date:
12 September 2011
End date:
12 December 2011
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Timeframe:
6
0 working days(during the period of 12 September - 12 December 2011)
 
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Deliverables Duration(Estimated # of days)Deadline
1.
 
Analytic report of UNGEI audience needs3024October 20112.
 
Identification of methods and tools tocapture internal knowledge generation underUNGEI24 October 20113.
 
Mapping exercise conducted and preparationof a comprehensive list of existing networks,communities of practice, websites and otheron-line resource dealing with education andgender-related activities in education24 October 20114.
 
Strategy note for strengthening KM functionof UNGEI15 15 November 20115.
 
Fully costed strategy document detailing thevarious KM activities (low cost and low tech)to be carried out by UNGEI in aphased/modular manner15 07 December 2011
TOTAL 60 working days7.
 
Key competences, technical background and experience required:
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Advanced university degree in the Information and Knowledge Management field, InformationScience, or Library Science.
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Alternatively, a first level university degree with combination of relevant academic qualificationsand experience in knowledge management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced universitydegree.
 
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P
roven knowledge, understanding and experience in information and knowledge managementfield.
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Over seven (7) years of experience in information and knowledge management, includingplanning, design, preparation and delivery of knowledge management strategies.
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Demonstrated experience in strategic planning of organizational informational assetmanagement systems.
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Working knowledge of Education for All and gender issues is desirable;
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Experience in the field of education and/or gender is an advantage;
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Strong communication skills - Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English desirable;Fluency in French or Spanish is an advantage.
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Applicants are required to include the following in their application package:
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Cover Letter highlighting interest, availability, experience, and expected remuneration/daily ratefor the consultancy;
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One page note (approximately 500-
6
00 words ) proposing how the applicant will approach theconsultancy
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Curriculum Vitae
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Completed United Nations
P
ersonal History Form
 9.
 
H
ow to Apply:
ualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and signed
P
11 form (which can bedownloaded from our website athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html) to
pdconsultants@unicef.org
with subject line 
Consultant, Development of Knowledge
M
anagementStrategy for UNGEI
 by 1
st
August.
P
lease indicate your availability and daily rate to undertake the termsof reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.=======

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