DAI Knowledge Management Expert Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Knowledge Management Expert – Assets to Adolescent Girls in Kenya

About DAI: DAI is an employee-owned global development company. 

For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. 

Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. 

Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. 
Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Objective of the Programme: DAI is preparing for an anticipated DFID and the Nike Foundation funded Programme; Assets to Adolescent Girls. The Programme will aim to address constraints to the economic empowerment of adolescent girls in developing countries.

It will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and operate across Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Grantees of the Programme will receive financial and non-financial support to develop their products and business models.

Scope of Work: The Knowledge Management Expert will be responsible for ensuring that knowledge management is an integral part of the Assets to Adolescent Girls Programme. 

The role will be responsible for the monitoring and communicating of programme results, lessons learned and success stories.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Through an M&E framework, establish effective knowledge management processes across the programme, ensuring efficient consolidation of results, success stories and other programme updates across all team members, implementing partners and DFID representatives, working closely with the M&E Expert, Country Relationship Managers and the grantees
  • Produce and distribute lessons learned, case studies and evaluation reports are disseminated to stakeholders in governments, NGO’s, donor organisations, foundations, the private sector, academic and research institutions in and beyond the target countries
  • Conduct regular “failure” sessions to enable programme staff and grantees to share their lessons from failure and opportunities for development
  • Support compilation of quarterly and annual reports on the project’s progress
  • Direct the regular production of project marketing materials such as success stories, presentations, and two-page briefs, in collaboration with office and technical staff
  • Ensure timely reporting on progress against agreed results to DFID
  • 7 years of experience working with knowledge management
  • Experience working with international donor-funded projects preferably DFID, international non-governmental organisations on relevant programs in increasing economic growth, market development, employment and incomes
  • Strong skill set in reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong knowledge of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the rest of the target countries would be an advantage
  • Ability to effectively represent the programme with the community and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with staff, donors, government counterparts and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in team environment
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, strong facilitation, training, and writing abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English is essential
Education: Advanced Degree in Communications/Media or other related field preferred.

How to Apply:  


Anticipated Project Start Date: April 2014

Project Duration: Four to five years

Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional travel
*Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change.*

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