Date: May 23, 2015

USAID/Southern Africa Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management IDIQ, South Africa


Lead Knowledge Management Expert

Must be resident in South Africa


Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting knowledge audit(s) focused on USAID/Southern Africa Mission, including knowledge needs analysis; knowledge inventory analysis to cover workflow and business processes analysis, content analysis and IT systems analysis; knowledge flow analysis; and knowledge mapping.
  • Actions and activities for creating a knowledge-sharing culture, including position descriptions; knowledge-sharing and/or mentoring goals; a reward system; and formalizing regular networking opportunities for the sharing of knowledge, incl. brown bags, presentations by experts and workshops.
  • Actions and activities for supporting the knowledge management process, including integrating knowledge sharing and learning into development programs and activities; creating capacity for simplified information access; and establishing After Action Learning processes for lessons learned.
  • Actions and activities for the effective utilization of technology, including establishing and maintaining expertise directories and employee portal(s); developing a document management system; knowledge mapping; After Action Learning programs; and institutionalizing training programs.
  • Ensure that short- and long-term knowledge management team members recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise.

 Qualifications Required:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher in field related to organizational learning, knowledge management, political science, economics or development studies.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in knowledge management and organizational learning in development.
  • Possess in-depth understanding of knowledge management principles and activity design and delivery.
  • Previous experience linking content development and engagement strategies that facilitate the delivery of information through learning platforms and activities with USG policies familiarity.
  • Previous work experience in Southern Africa region.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required.


This position will be based full-time in South Africa. Locally based South African citizens or permanent residents are encouraged to apply.

Anticipated start date: LATE 2017 or early  2018 (to last 5 years)



Interested?  Do you meet all the above requirements?

  Email: Comprehensive CV highlighting the above criteria to


We will only contact short-listed candidates.

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