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UNDP recruiting Knowledge Management Specialist


New York, United States of America, 21 February 2014

Background

Under the leadership of the UNDG Chair, and with the guidance of the UNDG, the overall objective of the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) is to support the Strategic Priorities of the UNDG, and related coordination goals, and to meet DOCO’s responsibilities under the Management and Accountability system, in furtherance of the QCPR framework.

DOCO supports the UNDG at all levels to better support national partners in meeting the MDGs/IADGs and other critical national development priorities, specifically, the UNDG and its Advisory Group at Headquarters, Regional UNDG Teams, and RCs and UNCTs. In carrying out its responsibilities, DOCO works closely with other UN entities and stakeholders and through various interagency mechanisms.

The UNDG Human Rights Mainstreaming Mechanism (UNDG-HRM) was established in 2009 at the request of the Secretary General. This mechanism aims to bolster system-wide coherence, collaboration and support to Resident Coordinators and United Nations country teams, so that they can better provide support to Member States to strengthen national capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights.  The secretariat of the UNDG-HRM is located in DOCO.

Under the general direction and overall guidance of the Policy Adviser, Human Rights, the Knowledge Management Specialist will support the UNDG-HRM’s knowledge management efforts, in line with the UNDG Strategic Priorities and the UNDG-HRM work plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Management of the Portal

  • Manage the HuriTALK UN Practitioner’s Portal on the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development Programming (www.hrbaportal.org) as the major knowledge management platform for HRBA in the UN system.

Networks and partnerships

  • Direct development of HuriTALK; facilitating knowledge sharing and development on human rights within and across the human rights and development communities; facilitating face to face and virtual knowledge management and learning events on human rights;

  • Complete and manage the delivery of inter-agency human rights knowledge products and services including but not limited to: queries and consolidated replies, e-discussions and consultations, news and thematic updates;

  • Design and produce a periodic newsletter on UNDG-HRM activities;

  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with external professionals and institutions and UN agencies in support of knowledge sharing and networking.

Other knowledge management activities

  • Coordinate the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive UNDG-HRM knowledge management strategy;

  • Document good practices and lessons learned on mainstreaming human rights in development programming;

  • Provide Knowledge Management services for the UNDG-HRM, including facilitating knowledge exchange across the different components of UNDG-HRM support, as well as define needs for the development and implementation of products and services;

  • Contribute to the Knowledge Management on Human Rights for UNDG;

  • Collaborate and promote cohesion with knowledge management efforts in the UN system related to human rights;

  • Perform any other duties requested by the Policy Adviser.

Impact of Results

  • A dynamic HuriTALK network with active information and good practice exchange between UN development and human rights practitioners, as well as regular newsletters;

  • Strengthened knowledge and capacity of HuriTALK members on human rights-related issues as well as their capacity to integrate a human rights-based approach (HRBA) in their work;

  • Access and availability of guidance material and resources on integrating a human rights-based approach (HRBA) into development programming through an up to date and navigable HRBA Portal;

  • Availability of case studies and good practices on human rights and development drawn from the country level support provided by the UNDG-HRM.

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