Job Title : Knowledge Harvesting Consultant
Location : Abuja
Employee Status : Fixed Term
As part of the end of project knowledge harvesting for the Alive & Thrive project implemented by Save the Children, an intensive 3 -day write shop geared towards capturing in-depth analysis stories of change from inception of the programme;
the output is expected be rich, with interesting and thoughtful stories and case studies, to learn from and to communicate to identified target audiences is planned for November 2019.
In addition to the write shop the consultant will also be tasked with supporting the finalizations of project knowledge products as well as supporting the close out learning event early in 2020.
Alive & Thrive is a global initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices.
Good nutrition in the first 1,000 days, from conception to two years of age, is critical to enable all children to lead healthier and more productive lives.
Alive & Thrive is managed by FHI 360 and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland.
Save the Children is working with Alive and Thrive in 10 LGAs in Lagos and 16 LGAs in Kaduna, to implement activities that improve the availability and quality of IYCF counselling in health facilities and communities.
Save the Children will be responsible for activities under Component 2 IPC and Community Mobilization and contribute to Component 4 Strategic Use of Data through ongoing monitoring of SC activities.
SC’s actions will contribute to A&Ts overall goals, improving IYCF practices in target populations, improving HW skill and capacity and creating an enabling environment in the community to support optimal IYCF behaviours, which will contribute to the behaviour change targets of Alive and Thrive.
Scope of Work
SCI will host a 3-day workshop in Abuja to capture the learning and best practices from the programme since inception in 2017.
The Primary Investigator will lead the facilitation of the writeshop process, developing reflection tools in consultation with the Knowledge Management Specialist, coordinating a team of research assistants, developing a high-quality report outlining activities undertaken and achievements, developing the case studies and identification of viable knowledge products from the writeshop to be fleshed out after the writeshop.
The Primary Investigator (PI) take note on the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of all sessions.
The PI will also prepare a detailed final summary report to be presented to Save the Children.
The PI will lead on the overall compilation of the workshop reports and the development of knowledge management products as well as the overall coordination of a team of 6 Research Assistants(RAs) for the writeshop.
The PI will recruit and pay the 6 RAs directly.
The research assistants however will be expected to be present throughout the workshop sessions, collect brief from the LF on note-taking for the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the presentation and questions surfaced during the workshop sessions and the small theme-specific breakout sessions.
The research assistants will support the LF to prepare a detailed final summary report to be presented to Alive & Thrive.
A 30 days contract which will include the following :
Technical planning for the writeshop, facilitation and technical coordinal and report writing. The lead PI will require the support of research assistants or technical rapporteurs for effectiveness
Finalization of KM product identified from the writeshop
Production of emotive photobook and final project report
Support the facilitation and technical design of the final learning event
Pre-Workshop : to hold a pre-workshop sessions SCI for planning and debriefing on the expectation from the workshop; become familiar with outline of the programme, read programme documents and attend the planning meeting as required.
Development of reflection tools and methods to facilitate the writeshop process
Collate the summary reports for the groups, Session reports, Thematic Briefs, Case studies, State Collaborative Outcome reports, Compendium of Most significant change, main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Session
Collaborate with the KMS on finalizing identified knowledge products after the writeshop included but not limited to technical briefing papers on IPC and CM, Discussion papers on promoted nutrition behaviours etc Compendium of success stories / case studies, emotive photobook, scientific abstracts on agreed topics and technical papers for publications in peer review journals
Support the design and facilitation of final learning event
Key Skills and Experience
Proven ability to capture and produce detailed and clearly presented report
Experience in planning and conducting writeshops / learning events
Able to work effectively as part of a diverse global team
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Great team player and ability to work under tight deadline
High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
Excellent oral, written, presentation and communications skills in English
Primary Investigator : Support KMS in facilitating the workshop, recruitment and payment of research assistants
Research Assistants : Support the Principal Investigator for capturing of the Writeshop sessions for a period of five (5) days (2 days for training, 3 days for workshop)
The PI and research assistants are expected bring their laptops as this will be required for quick turning around of your report for consolidation.
Ensure that your laptop is fully charged and your charger is in good working conditions
It is essential that you have a recording device to better capture the discussions of your assigned group. If possible endeavour to get one
Ensure that your mobile phones are on silent all through the sessions
Ask question on grey areas to ensure you have complete understanding
Collect and safely keep all flipcharts, notepads, post-it-notes from your groups’ sessions after each session is closed.
These will be handed over to the lead facilitator with the other submissions for your assigned group
Consultancy Period with Key Milestones
November 2019 : Planning and Conduct of After Action Review Writeshop
December 2019 : Development and Finalization of KM products
January 2020 : Planning for Learning Event and submission of Knowledge products
February 2020 : End of project learning event, Submission of workshop report and Knowledge products