Knowledge Management Director

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Organization: Chemonics
Job Type: Full-Time
Country: Afghanistan
Experience: Mid Career (3-5 years)
Languages: English
Category: Information Management
Topic: Gender
Application Deadline: 3. March 2021

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a knowledge management director for the anticipated USAID/Women’s Empowerment and Civil Society (WECS) Activity. The overall objective of WECS is to facilitate the participation of women in Afghan society and preserve women’s rights within the context of the ongoing peace process. The focus of the Activity’s technical assistance will be on building new and strengthening existing issue-based coalitions of CSOs, carrying out capacity building activities for women’s rights activists and facilitating dialogue between civil society and the Government of Afghanistan on the development and implementation of gender policies. The project will be based in Kabul, Afghanistan with potential domestic travel within Afghanistan. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Directly supervise the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Communications, and Management Information System (MIS) team
  • Oversee local and/or international M&E and communications partners
  • Oversee the final layout and production of all required program reports for USAID, such as weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and success stories
  • Work with the Chief of Party to respond to ad hoc requests for reports or data from USAID
  • Review materials generated for program-sponsored events- organize, brand, and produce required marketing materials, and facilitate civil society participation
  • Develop, approve, and update promotional materials to ensure program materials are branded correctly and consistently
  • Oversee the project’s monitoring and evaluation system and baselines for reporting progress, and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID and Chemonics Home Office systems
  • Employ and oversee a rigorous monitoring and evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs
  • Work with the MIS team to develop specialized monitoring tools and data collection protocols to ensure accurate collection and verification
  • Develop annual activity monitoring, evaluation and learning plans (AMELP)
  • Work closely with the project M&E team to understand, design, and implement M&E systems and research
  • Work closely with the communications and MIS staff to train them to produce compliant and high-quality documents, reports, and outputs
  • Liaise with client and stakeholders on M&E and communications deliverables
  • This position will report to the Chief of Party


  • At minimum five years of relevant work experience in communications and M&E
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable experience in systems design, performance measurement, indicator selection, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and database management
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality reports and other communication products, incorporate feedback from the Chief of Party and USAID, and write and edit independently
  • Commitment to building capacity of local staff, including giving constructive feedback to local staff on their written products
  • Familiarity with donor organizations preferred; knowledge of USAID strongly preferred
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

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