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Role Description

The Director of the Knowledge Mobilization Committee is entrusted with the pivotal responsibility of steering the committee’s efforts to disseminate knowledge throughout GCRI. This role involves ensuring that the most recent research, findings, and insights are not only accessible but also effectively communicated to all pertinent stakeholders, both internal and external. As the leader of this committee, the Director plays a crucial role in shaping GCRI’s knowledge-sharing strategies, ensuring alignment with the organization’s broader objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership: Craft and implement a comprehensive knowledge mobilization strategy that aligns with GCRI’s mission and objectives.
  • Collaboration: Foster collaborations with academic institutions, research entities, and other knowledge hubs to ensure a continuous flow of updated knowledge.
  • Knowledge Dissemination: Oversee the organization and facilitation of knowledge-sharing platforms, such as seminars, webinars, workshops, and conferences.
  • Resource Curation: Lead the curation, publication, and distribution of insightful publications, whitepapers, and other resources to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Team Management: Guide, mentor, and support the committee members, ensuring they have the resources and direction needed to succeed.
  • Performance Monitoring: Regularly assess the effectiveness of knowledge dissemination initiatives, making necessary adjustments to strategies as needed.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with internal teams, external partners, and the broader GCRI community to gather feedback and insights on knowledge mobilization efforts.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of global trends in knowledge mobilization and implement best practices to enhance the committee’s effectiveness.

Qualifications

  • Educational Background: A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Knowledge Management, Communication, or a related discipline.
  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in knowledge mobilization, knowledge management, or a related field, preferably in a leadership role.
  • Strategic Thinking: Demonstrated ability to craft and implement effective knowledge dissemination strategies.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Proven experience in fostering collaborations and partnerships with academic and research institutions.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information in an accessible manner.
  • Leadership Qualities: Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams, with a track record of achieving results through others.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities and stay updated with global trends in knowledge mobilization.
  • Tech-Savviness: Familiarity with modern knowledge management tools, platforms, and software.

Compensation & Benefits

Base Compensation: This role is primarily volunteer-driven, reflecting a deep commitment to GCRI’s mission of disseminating knowledge and promoting innovation.

Performance-Based Bonuses: While the position is fundamentally volunteer-based, GCRI values and rewards outstanding performance. Bonuses are granted for:

  • Successfully mobilizing and disseminating key knowledge initiatives.
  • Demonstrable impact in enhancing GCRI’s knowledge-sharing platforms and reach.

Non-Monetary Benefits:

  • Professional Development: GCRI is committed to your continuous learning and growth. We offer avenues for skill enhancement, including training modules, courses, and opportunities to attend industry-relevant conferences.
  • Networking Opportunities: As a Director, you’ll have exclusive access to premier events, seminars, and workshops, paving the way for you to broaden your professional connections in the knowledge mobilization sector.
  • Recognition: GCRI takes pride in acknowledging excellence. Your significant contributions to knowledge dissemination and mobilization will be publicly lauded, boosting your professional standing in the community.

Reimbursements: GCRI is dedicated to ensuring that all expenses related to your role are compensated. This includes:

  • Travel costs associated with official GCRI duties.
  • Meal expenses during official business engagements.
  • Essential tools or software that facilitate efficient knowledge mobilization.

Contractual Clauses: Our agreement will be transparent, detailing:

  • The specific criteria and scenarios under which bonuses are awarded, such as the successful launch of a knowledge-sharing platform or a notable increase in GCRI’s knowledge outreach.
  • Clauses ensuring that the compensation structure is in full compliance with nonprofit regulations, especially in the context of performance-based incentives.

 

Policies and Opportunities

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: At GCRI, we champion a culture where diversity and inclusion are integral. Our commitment to equal opportunity ensures that directorial appointments are grounded in merit, qualifications, and organizational needs, devoid of biases related to race, gender, religion, age, or other protected categories.

Pathways for Internal Advancement: GCRI values the expertise and dedication of its directors, often prioritizing internal talent for higher roles. The unique insights and dedication our directors bring make them ideal contenders for leadership positions within our organization.

Unwavering Stance Against Discrimination and Harassment: GCRI is a bastion of respect and dignity. We maintain a stringent stance against any form of discrimination or harassment, ensuring every director operates in a respectful and secure environment.

Commitment to Professional Growth: At GCRI, directorial roles are more than just positions; they’re gateways to continuous learning. We offer a diverse range of seminars, workshops, and training sessions, ensuring our directors are equipped with the skills to navigate the evolving landscape of their roles and the broader industry.

Flexible Professional Engagement: Acknowledging the diverse responsibilities our directors may have, GCRI provides flexible work arrangements and remote working options, ensuring optimal contribution without compromising personal commitments.

Culture of Transparent Communication: Open dialogue is pivotal to our collective growth. GCRI encourages feedback and insights from its directors, ensuring our strategies and operations evolve in tandem with their expertise. Regular feedback sessions ensure every voice is acknowledged and integrated into our growth trajectory.

Assured Data Confidentiality: The trust our directors place in GCRI is paramount. We adhere to stringent data protection protocols, ensuring all personal and professional data is stored securely and accessed solely by authorized personnel.

Broadening Horizons of Engagement: GCRI’s vision is global, and we encourage our directors to engage with the wider community, amplifying our impact and fostering global collaborations.

Future-Ready Leadership: As the future unfolds with new challenges and opportunities, GCRI positions itself at the forefront. Our directors gain invaluable insights into emerging trends and paradigms, ensuring they are not only prepared but leading the way. This proactive approach, combined with our commitment to professional upskilling, ensures our directors are poised to seize future opportunities.

Workflow & Organizational Structure

At the Global Centre for Risk and Innovation (GCRI), our organizational ethos is deeply rooted in collaboration, holistic integration, and shared expertise. Here’s a refined insight into our directorial workflow, emphasizing the pivotal role and responsibilities of directors within the GCRI framework:

  1. Directorial Dynamics:

Centralized Communication Epicenter: All directorial roles, irrespective of their specialized focus, converge at a centralized communication epicenter. This pivotal hub facilitates:

  • Comprehensive oversight and performance evaluations by the top leadership.
  • Streamlined communications, ensuring strategic alignment and efficient decision-making processes.
  • A culture of shared knowledge, fostering continuous organizational growth.

Strategic Leadership Council: Every director is an integral part of the Management Board working closely with the CEO, Alliances, Councils, Trustees and other members in the GCRI’s leadership nexus positioning them not just as domain leaders but as pivotal strategists shaping GCRI’s trajectory.

  1. Committee-Driven Modus Operandi:

Directorial Leadership: Directors helm each committee, taking charge of end-to-end operations. They are the linchpins ensuring that the committee’s objectives align seamlessly with GCRI’s overarching vision. Their responsibilities encompass:

  • Team Building: Directors are entrusted with assembling a robust team for their respective committees (vice-chair, secretary, managers, volunteers, etc.), ensuring a blend of expertise and dynamism.
  • Performance Oversight: Directors continuously monitor and evaluate the performance of their committees, instituting measures to optimize outcomes.
  • Operational Excellence: From strategy formulation to execution, directors ensure that their committees function with precision and efficiency.

Cross-functional Synergy: The committee framework, under the director’s leadership, nurtures inter-departmental collaboration. Directors infuse their specialized insights into these committees, ensuring that organizational strategies are comprehensive and multifaceted.

Dismantling Operational Silos: Our committee-driven approach, helmed by directors, ensures that no department functions in isolation. This architecture encourages a fluid exchange of ideas, expertise, and innovations across the entire organization.

  1. The Holistic Blueprint of GCRI:

Committee Leadership: All directors interface with the Committee Leadership. This pivotal role is instrumental in orchestrating the harmonious interplay of all directorial functions, ensuring the committee-driven approach flourishes optimally.

Committee Dynamics: Committees, under the stewardship of their respective directors, are the operational pillars of GCRI. They are entrusted with:

  • Orchestrating a cohesive approach to challenges.
  • Efficiently channeling resources to where they’re most impactful.
  • Instituting continuous feedback mechanisms, catalyzing iterative advancements.

Integrated Directorial Approach: While directors helm distinct portfolios, their immersive involvement in committees ensures a synchronized effort with other organizational arms, propelling collective milestones.

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