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Senior Knowledge Management Advisor– SPARC Programme At DAI

Date Posted: 07/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

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.


Senior Knowledge Management Advisor– SPARC Programme. Nigeria


Job description

SPARC is a joint Nigerian and UK Government initiative working in the country since 2008 to improve governance and reduce poverty in Nigeria, supporting governance reforms in ten Nigerian states, with an estimated combined population of over 51 million people. SPARC is all about supporting governance reforms already underway in three key areas: 1) Improving the way strategies and policies are prepared in Nigeria 2) Supporting steps forward in the way that financial resources are managed and 3) Strengthening public service management.


Scope of Work:


The Senior Knowledge Management Advisor will have overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the programme’s Knowledge Management strategy and the delivery of identified outcomes.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide coherent and consistent programme-wide technical guidance in the area of Knowledge Management
  • Coordinate Knowledge Management activities with other relevant DFID / donor-funded programmes
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the programme’s Knowledge Management strategy and the delivery of identified and agreed outcomes
  • Identify needs, develop appropriate Terms of Reference (ToRs) and manage the scheduling short-term inputs by Knowledge Management specialists
  • Assist State Team Leaders with the development of state specific Knowledge  Management plans and ensure these are integrated with the programme wide-strategy
  • Liaise with the SPARC Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit, ensuring all information required for DFID reports and reviews is collated and presented in SPARC format
  • Assist the State Team Leaders in the recruitment and development of new members of the Knowledge Management team
  • Maintain quality assurance standards for all SPARC products (including reports, booklets, manuals, resource centres, leaflets, posters, banners, the fountain, website and social media newsletters)
  • Responsible for the recruitment, development and management of the team supporting the Knowledge Management work stream
  • Ensure SPARC communication products adhere to DFID guidelines




  • More than 10 years of previous experience in managing multi-cultural teams and complex projects in developing countries
  • Previous management experience of DFID-funded or other donor projects including familiarity with donor management tools, mechanisms and procedures
  • Demonstrated programme implementation capability
  • An advanced Degree in Political Science, International Development, Public / Business Administration or related area
  • Excellent networking experience and relationship management skills
  • Experience of working in Nigeria would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior host-country counterparts
  • Fluency in English is required


Anticipated Project Start Date:


December 2014


Project Duration:


Until March 2016


Project Location:


Abuja, Nigeria.


Local travel might be required.



*Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change.*

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