Thursday, September 26, 2019

Job Opportunity at UNDP - South Africa 2019, Wikipedian

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday, September 26, 2019
Jobs27 | South Africa Jobs 2019
Jobs27 | South Africa Jobs 2019
New Job Opportunities at UNDP -  South Africa, 2019
Agency UNDP
Title Wikipedian
Job ID 26027
Practice Area - Job Family Management
Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) 27/09/2019
Duty Station Pretoria, South Africa
Education & Work Experience
G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 4 year(s) experience, I-Master's Level Degree - 2 year(s) experience
Desired: English
Grade NOB
Vacancy Type TA Local
Posting Type External
Bureau Africa
Contract Duration 1 year

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the RR, the Wikipedian’s role is to create the wiki-style infmation platform that will centralize and codify institutional and development knowledge within UNDP South Africa to inform the work of UNDP and showcase the work of UNDP South Africa to the world.
At the 2019 UNDP Africa retreat in New York, it was agreed that a wiki-style website, or a “website on which users collaboratively modify content” would be established for the benefit of strengthening management of institutional memory, codifying contextualized best development practices, and externally showcasing the work of UNDP.

To achieve this objective, UNDP would build an internal mechanism – and culture of collaborative knowledge sharing – through the guidance of a Wikipedian-In-Residence to engage current, and former staff members as necessary, to centralize institutional knowledge of UNDP Africa in a single wiki-style platform through the spirit of crowdsourcing information from internal and external experts.
Central to creating this platform, a Wikipedian-In-Residence would be recruited to oversee its technical establishment, build an institutional culture of knowledge centralization, ensure comprehensiveness and accuracy, as well as establish and strengthen links between UNDP Africa and the wider Wikimedia community.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Implementation of wiki-style information platform
Development of information and documentation management system
Networks administration
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
1. Ensures implementation of wiki-style information platform, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Establish the technical platform for codifying knowledge through wiki-style collaboration within UNDP South Africa
Oversee the centralization and codification of institutions knowledge into the platform, including text, images, and data
Develop an institutional culture of Wiki-style collaborative knowledge sharing in UNDP South Africa
Build the network of Wiki editing within UNDP Africa and the UNDP South Africa CO
Build a community of knowledge product volunteers
Build and maintain a platform of youth empowerment and engagement across the various UNDP South Africa mandates
Make the UNDP South Africa Webpage more innovative and dynamic based on extant corporate policies
Share UNDP institutional knowledge on the Wikimedia Projects platform

2. Ensures development of information and documentation management system focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Development and implementation of CO information and documentation management system in accordance with UNDP policy and the country office needs.
3. Ensures efficient networks administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Monitoring of the computing resources to provide a stable and responsive environment.
Monitoring of backup and restoration procedures for both server and local drives.
Provision of technical advice to other agencies as required and monitoring and preparation for cost-recovery for any services provided.

4. Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Identification and promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing, information provision.
Organization of training for the operations/projects staff on ICT issues.
Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices directly linked to ICT management.
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Country Office including improved business results and client services. An innovative culture of collaborative knowledge sharing has an impact on the organization of office management, knowledge sharing, and information provision.

Functional Competencies:
Level 4:
Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
Creates new opportunities for team, not just self to learn and take on new responsibilities
Actively shares knowledge

Communication and Relationship Management
Level 4:
Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
Communicates ideas and positions with command and confidence
Finds common ground to solve problems

Level 4:
Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
Critically assesses established methods
Contributes to prototyping, piloting, and evaluating lessons / feedback

People Management
Level 4:
Models independent thinking and action
Demonstrates behaviors of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
Embraces complex challenges and opportunities for getting work done
Ability to embrace challenges with minimal supervision
Works to develop organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability

Technical Competency Aggregate
Level 4:
Apply & Adapt
Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Core Competencies:
Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Self-development, initiative-taking
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
Creating synergies through self-control
Managing conflict
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in information technology, knowledge management, communications, or equivalent qualifications. Advanced degree is a plus.
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Minimum of four years of work experience (minimum 2 years of experience with Master’s level degree) in the areas of interest (information technology, knowledge management, international development). Substantial experience in managing knowledge through a Wikimedia-style platform.Demonstrated understanding of the Wikipedia community, its culture, its development, and of Wiki-related coaching. Demonstrated ability to identify organizational needs and effect cultural change towards building institutional knowled
ge. Demonstrated ability to establish and oversee the technical creation of an organized, robust, comprehensive knowledge sharing platform. Strong working knowledge of the UN.

Language Requirements:

Excellent written and oral English communications skills. Knowledge of additional languages spoken in South Africa is a major asset. Fully literate in terms of Wikimedia, strong familiarity with copyright laws, relevant software and e-networking.

Important applicant information

Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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This position is open to South African Nationals only
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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