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State Knowledge Management and Communication Officer (SKMO)

Job Description

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is implementing a Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise in the Niger Delta States (LIFE-ND).

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) – To facilitate the implementation of the project, the partners want qualified and competent personnel to fill the position below:

Job Title: State Knowledge Management and Communication Officer (SKMO)

Location: Nigeria

Job Type: Contract (1 year)

Office: State Project Coordination

Main Responsibilities

The Knowledge Management and Communications Officer will be responsible for coordinating, supporting and facilitating Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) activities related to Federal Government of Nigeria Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises in the Niger Delta Project Design Completion Report 116 project implementation at the state level. The Officer will work closely with the KMC Coordinator at the RPCO and the KMC Advisor at the Central Communications Unit in implementing KMC activities.

Specific Duties

Manage the implementation of the KMC strategy of the project at the state level.

Develop KMC activities for the annual work plan and budget (AWPB).

Prepare an annual KMC plan of actions for enhancing institutional culture of learning and knowledge-sharing.

Facilitate knowledge sharing events and policy dialogues among project stakeholders.

Ensure that innovative experiences, learning and good practices are captured, synthesized, documented and shared continuously within the project, within the relevant stakeholders.

Play a leading role in knowledge capitalization, develop evidence based knowledge products and ensure wider dissemination.

Develop and update project stakeholders contact list and mailing lists for dissemination of project knowledge products.

Guide staff on information collection, processing, and information dissemination methods.

Play a leading role in external relations, building relations with media and communications personnel, liaison and public relations.

In close collaboration with the State M&E Officer, ensure results from various studies including quality management, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation are translated into evidence based knowledge products.

Establish information technology requirements for effective implementation of the KMC strategy using social media and Internet tools.

Plan and coordinate communication and advocacy campaigns through mass media, newsletters, stakeholder meetings, and other communication channels as appropriate.

Assist in developing integrated information systems to enable M&E of project activities.

Monitor and evaluate performance of the project’s KMC strategy at the state level.

Contribute to the drafting of periodic project progress reports.

Maintain updated cataloguing of the project’s knowledge assets/online resource materials.

Undertake other KMC tasks as required.

Reporting and Location

The position will be in the SPCO housed in the State ADP. The SKMO will report directly to the SPC.

Qualification and Experience

Higher Level University Degree or equivalent in a field related to Communications, Journalism, Development or a related discipline.

Minimum of three years of experience in information, knowledge management, and/or development communication, preferably in the agriculture and rural development sector. Experience in media relations, ICT and extension will be an advantage.

Proven ability in documentation and advocacy; demonstrated capacity to develop and oversee implementation of documentation of programme results, presentations, communication and reporting skills.

Strong oral and written communication skills; experience of interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

High degree of motivation, initiative, independence, reliability, adaptability, and professional maturity; and places a premium on “getting things done”.

Strong project management and coordination skills; able to handle multiple tasks and balance priorities with various stakeholders

Application Closing Date: April 16, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications with detailed CV of not more than 5 pages to the following email addresses: infor@vcdpnigeria.org , vcdpnpmu@gmail.com , lifend2019@gmail.com

Note: This contracted appointment is for a period of one (1) year in the first instance, renewable subject to satisfactory performance acceptable to FGN/IFAD.


Job Location: Anywhere
Job type: Contract/Consultancy
Salary: Negotiable
Minimum Experience: 3-4 years
Deadline: April 16, 2019