Ethiopia: Knowledge Management Advisor (Canadians Only)

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Organization: Cuso International
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 12 Jul 2018

City Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Start Date Jul – Sep 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

The Volunteer’s Role

Cuso International and the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) are collaborating in the implementation of « Midwives Save Lives » (MSL) project, for which the organizations have received financial support from Global Affairs Canada. This initiative echoes the growing consensus regarding the key role that midwives and their associations can play in the efforts to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity rates around the world. The MSL project will contribute to the improvement of maternal and neonatal health outcomes in 4 countries (Benin, DRC, Ethiopia, and Tanzania) though actions aimed at reinforcing the availability, access and quality of sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health services offered my midwives in selected regions of the target countries.

More specifically, Cuso International and CAM, in close collaboration with local midwifery associations will carry out activities aimed at i) enhancing skills and competencies of pre and in-service midwives; ii) strengthening health services so that they can work better with and for midwives; iii) improving the utilization of health services at the community level in the regions targeted by the project; and iv) strengthening the capacity of midwifery associations so they respond better to the needs of their members, better advocate on their behalf and play a greater role in the efforts to improve the quality and coverage of health services offered by midwives with an emphasis on maternal respectful care.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Provide the necessary support for organization of knowledge sharing events and project review meetings

  • Prepare proceedings for project review and learning workshops.

  • Participate in knowledge sharing and learning events organized by partner organizations.

  • Customize, test and apply learning exercises (including peer assist, action review, after action review, knowledge café, etc.) with the guidance of the Knowledge Management Officer.

  • Gather and organize multimedia materials (Photos, videos, etc.), and prepare audio postcards

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Masters in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, development studies, etc) or relevant field is preferred

Essential Professional Background:

  • At least two years’ experience in Knowledge sharing/management role

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

  • Accommodation while in placement

  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

  • Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

How to apply:

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