Information Management Specialist

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Information Management Specialist

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Information Management Specialist

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Chief of Knowledge Management Section of the UNECA or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Information Management Specialist will:
  • Lead in the review of the ECA KM Strategy and work closely with the Chief of Section to institutionalize Knowledge Management Commission-wide;
  • Lead in the formulation of overall institutional policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines affecting the development, maintenance planning and implementation of the of the ECA Knowledge Management strategy;
  • Lead in the development of the ECA knowledge and information architecture and ensure that the business processes are knowledge-centric and fall within the overall ECA Knowledge Management strategy;
  • Analyzes and advises the Commission and its information clientele on innovative solutions and methodologies to support knowledge-enabled business processes as well as participate in system process reengineering efforts to satisfy the knowledge/information needs of the Commission;
  • Routinely performs high level research and analyses, applying extensive experience in the integration of knowledge and related information resources from a wide variety of sources to enable a seamless access to knowledge in support of the Organization’ s mandate;
  • Formulate, and implements policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and tools for developing, managing, preserving, disseminating, accessing ECA’ s knowledge products and services including its digital archives;
  • Provide advisory services organization-wide on information/knowledge management activities based on needs assessment, business processes, workflows, technical requirements and budget analysis;
  • Participate in developing and implementing ECA’ s portfolio of business process and advises requesting units on the most appropriate strategies and approaches for incorporating knowledge into the business processes;
  • Contribute to writing, reports and papers on Knowledge Management and best practices;
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 Master degree or equivalent

  • Advanced university degree (Master’ s degree or equivalent) in Information Science, Information Systems development, Knowledge Management, Library and documentation science or related area.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
 60 Months

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in Knowledge Management, Information Management, and/or Information Systems;
  • Knowledge Management policy development; management of knowledge services and expertise in information technology solutions within a knowledge centre and/or library setting;
  • Experience in planning, designing, developing, implementing and maintenance of information/knowledge systems;
  • Practical knowledge and experience in the development of institutional repositories, digital and virtual knowledge/information services including web services;
  • Proven contributions in exploring, adapting and applying new technologies and methodologies in knowledge and information management;
  • Experience in application of information management standards in systems development;
  • Experience in advanced Web development and online delivery of knowledge and library services; Strong research and technical/policy writing experience and demonstrable presentation, training and facilitation skills and project management skills are an added advantage.
  • Hands on experience with Library Integrated Management Systems (ILS), Repository development software such as Dspace, Web Content Management systems, such as Drupal, is extremely desirable.

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

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