Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :
1. Develops and manages OHCHR regional knowledge management strategy and programme, anchored on the OHCHR Organizational Effectiveness Action Plan dynamic knowledge and related policies and methodologies, in close consultation with the METS Dynamic Knowledge Team and building on regular consultations with OHCHR field presences to identify and respond to regional knowledge management needs :
2. Develops and manages an outward-looking knowledge management strategy that promotes knowledge sharing with OHCHR regional partners :
3. In close cooperation with the Methodology, Education and Training Section Dynamic Knowledge Team, coordinates and implements capacity building and training on knowledge management methodologies, processes and tools.
Provides advice on knowledge management methodologies and tools in the region and builds OHCHR regional staff capacity on their application and implementation.
4. Builds and strengthens the Centre’s knowledge management partnerships and networks with academic institutions, think-tanks, civil society organizations, media outlets, and other entities, as relevant, in the Arab and South-West Asia region to promote knowledge-based cross-fertilization and innovation.
6. Performs other related duties as requested by the Head of Centre.
PROFESSIONALISM. Knowledge and understanding of knowledge management theories, concepts, approaches and methodologies relevant and applicable to the human rights mandate and work of the Organization.
Thorough prior knowledge of and solid practical experience in knowledge management. Proven ability to implement and sustain a state of the art knowledge management strategy that is aligned to the needs and priorities of the organization.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.
Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases.
Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work, manage conflicting priorities, develop clear goals consistent with agreed strategies.
remains calm in stressful situations. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or
shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, education, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field.
A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in human rights related knowledge management, information management, modern library management, digital records management or related area is required.
Experience with developing content management standards, procedures and guidelines is desirable.
Experience in managing innovation processes or platforms in human rights related knowledge management, information management, modern library management, digital records management or related area is desirable.
Experience in overseeing the development and implementation of new tools or working methods in human rights related knowledge management, information management, modern library management, digital records management or related area is desirable.
Field experience working in human rights related knowledge management, information management, modern library management, digital records management or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and / or the availability of the funds.
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Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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