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The Specialist: Capacity Building and Knowledge Management

Chennai, TN
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Job DescriptionThe Practice Team is responsible for providing cutting-edge and integrated solutions to Indias urban development challenges by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice; exposing learners to real-life problems and integrating the practice into academics and research.This is a full time position, in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Chennai. As part of the Knowledge Management team in TNUSSP, the Senior Specialist will be responsible for the implementation of the knowledge management component. The deliverables for the knowledge management component includeProject and Process documentation and creation of various knowledge productsKnowledge Management (KM) and Exchange StrategyThematic Studies on Urban Sanitation e.g. Community toilets, sanitation financing, existing innovations in Tamil NaduReview and mapping of existing Knowledge Gateways and Communities of PracticeStrengthening / Creation of Knowledge Gateways and Mobilizing Communities of Practice (COPs)The KM team will also provide support in the development of Teaching and Learning Material. The KM will also work closely with the existing IIHS Media and Editing teams. In addition, he and she will be expected to contribute to other projects in IIHS UPP and Practice programmes.Activities and TasksYour responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following Carry out activities in the Knowledge Management (KM) component, including preparation and execution of Knowledge Management Strategy;Conduct sector, project and process documentation, and production of various research products;Develop Terms of References for, commission, participate in and monitor thematic studies in urban sanitation in different locations;Track and disseminate good practices in FSM (Fecal Sludge Management) initiatives, particularly in the developing countries;Map and contribute to strengthening existing Knowledge Gateways for urban sanitation;Develop and disseminate knowledge products among stakeholders and the larger Communities of Practice;Interfacing and engaging with government of Tamil Nadu, clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders for TNUSSP, including Govt. of India, development partners, and other international agencies, etc.;Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MLE), Capacity building team, and all other teams for preparation of teaching-learning material, and other knowledge and dissemination products;Carry out project management tasks as and when required including planning, budgeting, training, implementing, monitoring and supervising, evaluating and closing research and consulting projects;Work closely with the IIHS editing and communications team;Provide support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, operations and other activities;Participate in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.Structure and ReportingThe Senior Specialist Knowledge Management will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP. The TNUSSP Team reports to the Chief Practice, IIHS.Person SpecificationThe candidate is required to possess an advanced degree, Post-Graduate and above with relevant research or training experience in knowledge management. In addition, she/he will have 8-15 years of relevant experience.The candidate should have a demonstrable track record in knowledge management, in the development sector. Urban sector experience will be an advantage. She or he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, good people management skills, and significant competency in project management. The candidate is expected to have exceptional writing and content development and facilitation skills, and experience of working across different media. Experience of working with government / donor agencies will be valuable. Preference will be given to candidates with Tamil language skills, and work experience in Tamil Nadu.
Additional Degree: BL/LLB

Experience: 8-13


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