Individual Contract – Knowledge Management Specialist

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Individual Contract – Knowledge Management Specialist


Latin America and the Caribbean (19)
Individual Contract - Knowledge Management Specialist

Location : Home-based (with mission travel if possible), UGANDA
Application Deadline : 26-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 0d 19h 5m
Additional Category : Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 03-May-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 Year


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. To respond these complex development issues, and better focus its resources and expertise to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, UNDP has identified a set of approaches that we call our Signature Solutions which are aligned to UNDP’s Strategic Plan. These are:

Keeping people out of POVERTY
GOVERNANCE for peaceful, just, and inclusive societies
Crisis prevention and increased RESILIENCE
ENVIRONMENT: nature-based solutions for development
Clean, affordable ENERGY
Women's empowerment and GENDER equality
Job Purpose:

Strengthen national coordination capacities for emergency response and recovery with a robust Knowledge Management System for the National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre, including support to expanding the national capacity for Covid-19 testing and increased border surveillance at higher risk cross-border points of entry, transport corridors and Kampala City. This will include generating and documenting knowledge to inform policy and practice; supporting capacity building through training and guidance in Sectors and Local Governments; and facilitating strategic communication and engagement of stakeholders within government, CSOs, private sector, academia, development partners, cultural institutions, and faith-based organizations.

Summary of Role:

The Knowledge Management Specialist will provide effective professional technical and practical information and knowledge management services to support the NECOC within the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda. He/she will also be responsible for the timely implementation of research activities and coordination of all research events of the project towards timely curation and dissemination of all project research and communication material to stakeholders.


As a member of a think-tank established to strengthen in-house capacity within OPM, comprising of a small high-level multidisciplinary core-team:

Develop and implement the Knowledge Management Strategy of the NECOC based COVID-19 Response project for Uganda
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