Knowledge Management Officer

Pathfinder International
Full time Full day

Knowledge Management Officer

Based in Karachi

Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the centre of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Project Summary

Pathfinder International in partnership with the governments of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is implementing a women-led climate resilience project locally named ‘Surmi’ in five districts of Sindh, namely Badin, Umerkot, Sanghar, Qamber Shahdadkot, and Thatta, and one district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- Charsadda.

The Surmi project, led by Pathfinder intends to ensure that women and girls in low-resource settings have reliable access to quality health services, including antenatal care, institutional delivery, postnatal care, and family planning services communities and health systems are resilient to emergency shocks, particularly floods and drought. The project targets families and individuals through improved community health workers and health facilities and would develop an integrated framework among multiple stakeholders for collaborative learning and informed decision-making.

The following are key project objectives:

  • To empower women and girls in low-resource communities with the tools, knowledge, networks, and resources to survive and thrive through today’s and tomorrow’s health needs and crises.

  • To build resilient, adaptable quality health systems able to meet the primary health needs of low-resource communities and withstand emergency shocks.

  • To develop an integrated collaboration, learning, and adaptation framework providing support for implementation and evidence for decision-making, advocacy, and social good.

Based on these objectives, the project will have three areas of investment – 1) community, 2) health facility, and 3) Partnership with key stakeholders.

Job Summary

The Knowledge Management Officer will play a key role in supporting the implementation and success of the Surmi project by leading and managing the project's knowledge management activities. This includes the development and implementation of an integrated collaboration, learning, and adaptation framework that supports evidence-based decision-making, advocacy, and social good.

Key Job Outcomes:

Program Management

  • Develop and implement a knowledge management strategy that supports the achievement of project objectives and focuses on building resilient and adaptable health systems/ community mobilization for climate resilience in low-resource communities of the project catchment districts.

  • Manage the project's knowledge management systems and platforms, including its online platform, database, and knowledge-sharing mechanisms, to ensure that all project stakeholders have access to the latest and most relevant information.


  • Collaborate with the communications department to develop IEC material gleaned from reports and project activities. Lead in developing appropriate content for relevant stakeholders.

  • Lead the development and implementation of an integrated collaboration, learning, and adaptation framework that brings together multiple stakeholders to promote the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and best practices.

  • Collaborate with the MEL team to ensure that project data is properly collected, analyzed, and shared to support decision-making and learning.

Strategies Development

  • Develop and implement strategies to promote knowledge sharing and learning among project stakeholders, including community health workers, health facilities, and other stakeholders.


  • Work closely with project staff to identify and document best practices, lessons learned, and success stories, and ensure that this information is disseminated to stakeholders and used to inform decision-making, advocacy, and social good.

  • Ensure that all knowledge management activities are conducted in a manner that is consistent with the project's gender-sensitive approach and promotes the empowerment of women and girls in low-resource communities.

Report Writing/ Data Visualization/ Graphic Design

Prepare regular reports on knowledge management activities and contribute to project progress reports, as required. Developing data visualization of insights provided by MEL and graphic design as needed.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as public health, international development, or knowledge management.

  • 3-5 years minimum experience in knowledge management, monitoring, and evaluation, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing knowledge management systems and strategies.

  • Knowledge of gender-sensitive programming and experience working with women and girls in low-resource communities.

  • Experience working on environmental/ public health projects, preferably focused on maternal and child health, family planning, and emergency preparedness and response.

  • Ability to produce insightful data visualization and infographics, as well as graphic design.

Preferred Education and Work Experience

  • Knowledge of gender-sensitive programming and experience working with women and girls in low-resource communities.

  • Experience working on environmental/ public health projects, preferably focused on maternal and child health, family planning, and emergency preparedness and response.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, graphic design software, familiar knowledge management tools

  • Experience working with research material for suitable data visualization and graphics design.

Minimally Required Job-Specific and Organizational Competencies:

  • Reporting: Proven ability to read and interpret data for reporting. Proven ability to generate and present standard reports.

  • Software Applications: Command over MS Office/ 365 suite, data visualization, graphic design, and infographic development software suite(s).

  • Problem-Solving: Proven ability to develop and present tailored solutions to specific needs and situations.

  • Languages: Proven ability to write and speak using local language and English language

  • Climate Change and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: knowledge of climate change, family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services, including program strategies and indicators.

  • Analysis and Sound Judgement: Advanced analytical and troubleshooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues that may be outside the individual’s area of expertise.

  • Confidentiality: Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.

Other Information:

  • Travel required (20% or less)

  • Uses cellular and office phones, laptops or desktop computer

  • This job description format focuses on the main duties of the position and is not intended to list every potential task or assignment.

  • This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of this position.

Application procedure / How to apply:

  • Interested applicants are requested to include the contact details for at least 3 references in their resume.

  • Please submit your application via this website no later than May 28, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Statement

Pathfinder International provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Safeguarding and Protection Statement

Pathfinder is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve and our staff. We have zero tolerance for any type of behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, our staff, and partners including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation. We do everything possible to ensure that we recruit only those who are suitable to work with us. We expect that everyone we hire will abide by our safeguarding and related policies and will report any suspected or known violations. This job is subject to a range of vetting checks as legally permitted in the country where they are being hired. By applying, the job applicant acknowledges they understand our intent to verify suitability to work with us.

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