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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Kota Kita Knowledge Management Officer

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YAYASAN KOTA KITA
Office: Jl. Melon Raya 53 Karangasem Laweyan Solo 57120
www.kotakita.org

Terms of Reference
Kota Kita Knowledge Management Officer

Duration: The contract is for six months, full-time, and can be renewed
beyond the initial contract duration.

Location: The position is based in Solo working from Kota Kita’s
headquarters.

Background

Yayasan Kota Kita, or Our City Foundation, is an Indonesian non-profit
organization
that began in 2010, our goal is to help people make thoughtful
and inclusive decisions about the development of their cities - by
facilitating citizen
participation and collective action. The slogan of Kota Kita is ‘A City for
All’. Kota
Kita has worked on projects covering a diverse range of urban issues,
including
climate change, water, sanitation, mobility, strategic planning,
participatory
budgeting and design, to hosting large-scale events such as the Urban
Social Forum.
Collaborative partnerships in cities across Indonesia, as well as events
such as the
Urban Social Forum, have enlarged Kota Kita’s network reach. Kota Kita now
has the
capacity to circulate knowledge to a wide audience of fellow practitioners
and
development organizations to support increased access to new lessons and
methodologies, good practices and emerging initiatives. Through programs
such as
the Urban Citizenship Academy Kota Kita is reaching further to new
audiences of
young activists, helping them access skills and knowledge to support their
initiatives.
Kota Kita is now focusing on extending these practitioner and civil society
networks,
consolidating knowledge, and disseminating it to a large audience. Kota
Kita will do
so by encouraging the formation of ‘Communities of Practice’ and by
facilitating
continued dialogue and exchange through ‘Community Catalysts’ who will
moderate
online discussion. Such an initiative seeks to raise awareness about urban
issues,
increase the skills and knowledge of civil society organizations and
activists, and
empower a generation of people by promoting democratic and participatory
approaches to improve urban areas
Responsibilities
The Knowledge Management Officer will be responsible for the following
tasks:
• Support the development and management of a program called the Urban
Community of Practice Network, which expands practitioners networks for
YAYASAN KOTA KITA
Office: Jl. Melon Raya 53 Karangasem Laweyan Solo 57120
www.kotakita.org
over 12 different thematic areas.
• Supervise a number of ‘community catalysts’, who will work together with
the Knowledge Management Officer, to stimulate discussion and capture
lessons through each of the Community of Practice discussions.
• Consolidate monthly updates for each thematic area (for each CoP group)

• Seek to enlarge the Communities of Practice by finding new organizations
and individuals interested in joining.
• Show leadership in consolidating Kota Kita’s project experiences and
knowledge including through written reports, articles and short
documentary films.
• Regularly contributes to Kota Kita’s website, blog and publications,
including
the Kota Kita Bulletin and the Urban Future Now publication to share
information about recent activities of network members.
• Writing a bi-monthly report of publication quality that provides
information
• Is communicative with Kota Kita colleagues and provides clear updates
about
progress
• Supports the realization of Urban Social Forum meetings and the annual
event.
Preferred Qualifications
• An undergraduate degree, or higher, related to urban planning, urban
studies
or urban design.
• High standard of proficiency in English, especially written
• Skilled in research about urban issues and advocacy
• High-level capacity to write and having demonstrated previous writings
(either articles, blogs, or other publications)
• Some interest and skill in documentary filmmaking is a plus
Interested applicants
Interested applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest and CV
by February
28th 2016.
For further information please write to Rifai Ahmad: myrifai@gmail.com and
John
Taylor: indojota@gmail.com.

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