PeaceNet Kenya Knowledge Management Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi

PeaceNet Kenya, a network of peace builders in Kenya with strong regional and international linkages is seeking to recruit a Knowledge Management Officer to be stationed at the National Office / Secretariat in Nairobi.
Overall Job Function
The main function of the position is to contribute to PeaceNet Kenya’s work in acquiring, packaging, storing and disseminating of peace and development learning and in the production of information, education and communication (IEC) materials for use in projects and programs.
Description of main duties:
  • Collecting, collating and analyzing data useful in documenting learning experiences from PeaceNet Programs, projects and activities to be used for the organization’s information materials/publications.
  • Coordinating editing and production of various documents from workshops, seminars, writeshops, and conferences organized by PeaceNet and partners
  • Playing a lead role in preparing and disseminating a range of public information materials including newsletters, annual reports, brochures, flyers, policy briefs, documentaries and website content
  • Maintaining high quality editing and production of all external and internal documents
  • Providing appropriate guidance/support to consultants and staff in designing and production of PeaceNet training and communication materials.
  • Ensuring appropriate storage of knowledge generated and information material in various forms for future use
  • Developing and managing mechanisms for dissemination and sharing of knowledge and information
  • Managing the organization’s website information and supervise the publications process.
  • Providing technical support to programmes implementation
  • Promoting the organization’s visibility, image and presence within the network and among partners nationally and internationally
  • Contributing towards fundraising for the organization’s programme activities and overall sustainability
Person specifications
  • A minimum of Bachelors degree in social sciences, development studies, media and journalism or any other related field
  • At least 3 years work experience in writing, editing and documentation in a reputable organization. 
  • Experience in a peacebuilding organization will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Good computer skills especially in website management, and desktop publishing.
  • Originality, innovation and creativity in design and packaging of information for communication
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and to beat deadlines.
  • Facilitation/training skills.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. 
PeaceNet is an equal opportunity employer.
If you meet the requirements above and are interested, please send a detailed updated CV, cover letter and copies of relevant certificates and contacts of three referees, two of whom must be professional referees and one other to or by hand addressed to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Peace and Development Network Trust (PeaceNet Kenya)
Caledonia House
Maalim Juma Road, Off Denis Prit Road
P. O. Box 49806 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
To be received by COB October 30th 2012.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and if you don’t hear from us by November 5th 2012, consider your application unsuccessful.

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