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Job Description:

The GFF supports countries to learn in real-time and course correct along the trajectory of implementation, ensuring a close link with results monitoring, implementation research and evaluation to ensure these results feed into learning at country level as well as between countries. The GFF facilitates south-south learning approach with sharing of lessons and experiences through webinars and face to face exchanges. Such learning is aggregated annually in our report and disseminated through the GFF website. Moreover, learning from countries informs the plans and strategies of the GFF partnership at all levels.

Responsibilities of the Unit:

The GFF Secretariat is responsible for support to in-country and cross-country learning and knowledge sharing to enable countries to improve operationalization of the GFF approach and implementation of the RMNCAH-N investment case and relevant health financing reforms. It is also responsible for drawing on lessons learned across country operations to identify best practices, gaps and to share lessons learned between country teams.
The knowledge management goes hand in hand with the GFF support to countries to develop and monitor their RMNACH-N investment case and to learn and course correct, including identifying areas for improvement during implementation for real-time course correction The Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning & Knowledge (MELK) workstream in the GFF Secretariat ensures collaboration between results monitoring, operational research and evaluation to help inform knowledge and learning.

Scope of Work:

The main objective for the GFF Knowledge & Learning Specialist is to enhance in-country and cross-country learning and knowledge sharing between countries to enable them to improve operationalization of the GFF approach and implementation of the RMNCAH-N investment case and relevant health financing reforms. The Sr. K&L Specialist will contribute to strengthening systems in country to learn and course-correct. The Sr. K&L Specialist is to work in a demand-driven manner to recognize gaps where capacity building is needed and identify lessons that have been learned in countries for sharing with others. The Sr. K&L Specialist will play a key role in facilitating the exchange of K&L between country platforms (consisting of a range of stakeholders engaged in-country, including government, civil society organizations, private sector, bilateral and multilateral financiers, technical partners, etc.). GFF Liaison Officers (based in country supporting government in the GFF process) and Bank task teams are other core audiences for the Sr. K&L Specialist to focus on enhancing knowledge and learning related to the GFF. The specific objectives of the GFF Sr. Knowledge & Learning Specialist are to:

  • Implement and further develop the K&L strategy for the GFF; take the lead on the implementation of the K&L strategy and further develop it over time. As part of this, the specialist will conduct knowledge and learning needs analysis when needed: using interviews and/or surveys, as needed, to identify gaps in knowledge and learning and to solicit input from relevant stakeholders to inform the best methods for designing knowledge sharing and learning events and initiatives.
  • Organize and facilitate workshops, webinars, and training: Coordinate and (co-)facilitate a variety of K&L events for key audiences, such as country platforms, GFF Liaison Officers and other stakeholders both within and outside the Bank. Events can be both face-to-face and online, consisting of 13 country teams at any given time with each about 10 participants, using simultaneous translations in French and English, and possibly Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Develop and create trainings: Develop Curriculum for GFF training on operationalizing the GFF approach at country level, and where needed, on GFF technical topics (such as health financing, private sector) with support from GFF colleagues. Ensure the quality of presentations, including providing speaker guidance, slide and handout templates, and other materials. Materials are to be tailored to the GFF country audiences and made available in French and English.
  • Develop and maintain GFF Community of Practice: Establish Community of Practice for GFF country platforms and GFF Liaison Officers (both French and English) to share and exchange knowledge and experiences that includes both online and in-person components.
  • Facilitate and oversee the creation and dissemination of Knowledge & Learning: Capturing of lessons and experiences in GFF countries in user-friendly formats for sharing with GFF country platform audiences and other relevant stakeholders. Disseminate K&L through appropriate means, including website, newsletters, and other innovative mechanisms.
  • Support sustainable capacity building: Assist countries in identifying ways to coordinate capacity building (including technical assistance) in the most efficient manner and identifying gaps in their capacity. Work with regional and national institutions to support the capacity building for needs identified in GFF countries. Contribute to strengthening systems in-country to learn and course-correct.
  • Oversee K&L management activities: Manage and assure quality of outputs by consultants and firms hired to support implementation of K&L activities.
  • Monitor K&L implementation: Monitor the implementation of the K&L Strategy and activities to ensure the attainment of the intended results for countries to learn and course-correct. Develop assessment measures as need to ensure appropriate evaluation and reporting of GFF supported activities.

Selection Criteria

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., teaching, instructional design) and at least 8 years of relevant experience in supporting large scale K&L events, from design through implementation;
  • Experience in the human side of knowledge including developing and maintaining a community of practice, capturing and transferring knowledge and expertise, managing change, and creating a learning organization;
  • Expertise in developing curriculums for training and other K&L events in a collaborative manner;
  • Experience conducting learning and knowledge need assessments;
  • Experience with knowledge sharing and learning with multiple stakeholders and translating that knowledge into action and improvements in interventions and outcome;
  • Ability to innovate and work within and across institutions and countries to enhance learning and sharing of experiences;
  • Knowledge of innovative methodologies to capture and disseminate K&L is an advantage;
  • Strong relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills is essential for this position; Able to negotiate and mediate with a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, CSOs, private sector, multi-lateral institutions, and technical partners;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French a prerequisite; Proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese an advantage;
  • Experience with working and/or living in low and low-middle-income countries a distinct advantage;
  • Ability to work effectively in situations of uncertainty and under time pressure;
  • Passion for the GFF mission and goals, and the strategic vision for the successful implementation and rollout of GFF objectives;

WBG Competencies

  • Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions.
  • Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs.
  • Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.
  • Create, Apply, and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.
  • Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.

If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 years 0 months term appointment.

The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.  Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Washington DC
Post Date:
Monday, March 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019
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