Technical Officer, Research & Knowledge Management, Job in Kenya - UN

Description Of Duties

The incumbent is expected to contribute towards:

Knowledge Management on Big Catch-up (BCU) and other activities being implemented towards achieving IA2030 goals:

Produce country profiles on immunization status

Identify best practices and document lessons learnt in the implementation of the BCU Initiative

Technical Writing on BCU activities:

Write, edit, and format country, subregional, and/or regional technical documents and/or reports for publication on the BCU initiative.

Work in coordination with other technical teams at the IST and Country offices to ensure accuracy, clarity, and consistency of technical content, adhering to established WHO standards and guidelines.

Collaborate with regional partners and stakeholders to gather information and their perspectives in the development of the technical documents and reports before finalization and dissemination.

Documentation and Reporting:

Develop communication materials through documentation of project activities, milestones, and outcomes through regular progress reports, case studies, success stories, and lessons learned from the implementation of BCU

Work in coordination with the data teams to compile and synthesize data, evidence, and findings from BCU activity evaluations, assessments, and surveys in countries into comprehensive reports and presentations.

Ensure timely submission of technical reports and deliverables to donors, partners, and other stakeholders, adhering to established reporting schedules and requirements.

Technical support and institutional capacity building for disease control support through:

Facilitating country capacity building of member states by providing training, coaching, and support to staff members on knowledge management techniques, tools, and best practices.

Facilitating country capacity strengthening through writing workshops sessions on technical writing for BCU activities to allow for a country lead approach in the development of communication materials.

Supporting in the development of templates for easier development of customized reports weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual on activities.

Facilitating publication and dissemination of communication materials developed on catch-up activities through online platforms, organized workshops, and other opportunities as they become available.

Other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.

Required Qualifications

Essential: Master’s Degree in Knowledge Management, Communications, epidemiology, public health, or related field.

Desirable: PhD degree in epidemiology, public health, international health. Certificate or training in M&E or quantitative methods.


Essential: At least 7 years of professional experience in the development sector in the areas of knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation with strong data skills, or communications roles, including at least 3 years in the health sector.

Desirable: Experience working with a national Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) programme

Experience working with WHO or other UN Organization is an asset


Extensive experience using a diverse range of monitoring, evaluation and learning methods.

Progressive experience leading and managing diverse teams (with direct or indirect reporting line) in an ambiguous and dynamic environment.

Demonstrated experience to deliver cross-functional projects in complex settings.

Experience conducting advanced analyses to inform business or policy decisions.

Track record in developing and leading cross-institutional partnerships and collaborations.

Track record in report writing for public dissemination.

Experience with data systems and knowledge management.

Established professional network with relevant institutions in the area of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Excellent knowledge of evaluation standards and methods, as well as learning approaches in International Development

Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated skills in presenting information to groups of people with diverse educational and training backgrounds.

Excellent capacity to build and develop a team.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Ensuring the effective use of resources

Producing results

Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English or French.

Desirable: intermediate knowledge of French or English or any other UN official languages.

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