Senior Evidence and Knowledge Management Specialist - Gender Based Violence

CARE International USA
Great Lakes Region, USA
Full time Staff

Oxford HR has been retained by CARE International USA to support them in their search for and the appointment of a Senior Evidence and Knowledge Management Specialist - Gender-Based Violence, working in the Great Lakes Region.

CARE has worked globally for over 70 years, saving lives, defeating poverty and achieving social justice. They put women and girls at the centre because they know that they cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

The Senior Regional Specialist may be based in Kigali, Kampala or Bujumbura depending on the availability of work permits. S/he will facilitate or support cross-country and in-country learning opportunities.

The primary role of the Great Lakes Evidence and Knowledge Management Specialist is to work with the four Great Lakes country offices – Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Uganda – to build a value proposition and compelling story for the Life Free of Violence program, based on evidence, learning and knowledge management. The position will work with senior programme staff on best practices, weaknesses in programming (including advocacy) for successful reduction of gender-based violence in the Great Lakes region. 

S/he will facilitate and support cross-country and in-country learning opportunities, support the measurement and documentation of impact of Life Free of Violence for evidence that feeds into better programming, impact measurement, advocacy and resource mobilisation. S/he will support CO teams with knowledge management, learning and links to program development across Country Offices, CARE International and with partners.  S/he will support program development, incorporating learning from existing work.

The selected candidate must have strong experience in learning, knowledge management and communicating that knowledge effectively and creatively. The candidate must know how to obtain, review and validate evidence from ongoing programming so that it can be used for learning for program development, impact measurement, advocacy, resource mobilisation and communications. 

S/he will report to the Managing Deputy Regional Director for Great Lakes and play a central role in the broader strategic, programmatic, fundraising and communications work of Life Free of Violence programme in gender-based violence.

The incumbent needs to be bilingual in French and English and to have demonstrated experience in resource mobilisation and management of program quality, with a variety of institutional, international and private sector donors. Ability to network and find synergy with strategies, programs and priorities in other parts of the organisation will be key for this position. Ability to communicate convincingly around CARE’s program work both written and verbally to a variety of stakeholders.

Person Specification

Essential Experience

  • Senior management experience in Sexual and Gender Based Violence;
  • Senior management experience in SGBV programming (including advocacy);
  • Program Management

•        Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a very complex international setting;

•        Demonstrated experience in program design (including proposal development), implementation and evaluation;

•        Experience with SGBV programming.

People/Relationship Management

•        Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills;

•        Ability and interest to coach and develop staff;

•        Experience with performance management;

•        Experience with the management of a diverse workforce;

•        Strong representation and negotiation skills;

•        Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments;

•        Demostrated cross cultural communication skills.

Information/Knowledge Management

•        Ability to establish a learning culture within the Sub Region and across Cos. 

External Relationships/Fundraising

•        Experience in successfully managing institutional partnerships with national and international NGOs;

•        Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts.

Communication and Languages

  • Must have first class verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Must be able to communicate at business level in French.

Desirable experience

  • Senior management experience in SGBV programming (including advocacy);
  • Experience and knowledge of operationalising a rights-based approach;
  • Demonstrated experience with proposal development with range of international donors (i.e USAID, EU, DFID,CIDA) and the private sector;
  • Experience and skills in organisational change processes;
  • Knowledge of a regional language would be desirable.

Qualifications/ Education

  • Required: Master’s Degree in related field;
  • Desired: Relevant qualification or training in Gender Based Violence.

Additional Requirements

  • Expected to travel 40% of the time.
Closing date: 
12th November 2017