Senior Knowledge Management Specialist, Making Cents Intern'l (Wash DC)

Position Title: Senior Knowledge Management Specialist
Work Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full Time

The Making Cents team implements USAID’s YouthPower Learning Task Order designed to conduct research, evaluate innovative programs, disseminate information and strengthen/expand the evidence base for cross-sectoral and sector-specific approaches in positive youth development. This task order is under the larger Youth Power: Evidence & Evaluation IDIQ, which is a multiple award IDIQ. YouthPower Learning supports USAID’s investment in positive youth development research and evaluation within and across multiple sectors, including health, education, economic opportunity, peace and security, democracy, human rights and governance and strives to evaluate the impact of cross-sectoral youth programming.

As the YouthPower Learning Senior Knowledge Management Specialist, you will:
Play a central role in creating the learning system infrastructure that cuts across the YouthPower IDIQ mechanism (
Be responsible for overseeing the ongoing platform development and content curation of the project website
Manage the Communities of Practice currently underway
Develop systems to capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned, best practices and monitoring and evaluation data
Manage the Communications and Media Manager and the Senior Project Associate

Required Skills and Qualifications:
Master’s degree in relevant field and twelve (12) years’ experience in knowledge management and learning or Bachelor’s degree and fifteen (15) years’ experience in knowledge management and learning
Demonstrated experience in strategic leadership to foster and institutionalize knowledge management and learning systems to improve performance and close knowledge gaps
Demonstrated ability to build knowledge management approach including experience in knowledge capture, organization, synthesis, and re-use to meet the needs of a wide variety of stakeholders
Demonstrated experience in building staff capacity to be able to integrate knowledge management principles into their daily functions
Demonstrated ability to provide quality control over knowledge management and learning systems including online platforms and learning approaches
Demonstrated experience working with communities of practice
Demonstrated experience working in the field of international development
Excellent management, writing and briefing skills
Ability to work in the US without sponsorship

Our ideal candidates are:
Strong manager and team builder
Creative, strategic thinker
Excellent writer and communicator
Able to manage up, articulate opinions, and present resourceful alternatives
Results-oriented and driven to innovate
Able to coordinate and partner with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
Skillful at working with diverse stakeholders (nultinational companies, NGOs, government agencies, contractors, donors, etc.)
An interest in youth development
Experienced working with USAID programs
Experienced working with vendors on creation, implementation and administration of products
Proficient in a second language, with a preference for French or Spanish

Travel Requirements: Travel up to 10% may be required.

Making Cents International is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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