AFIDEP - Knowledge Translation Officer - Jobs in Kenya

AFIDEP - Knowledge Translation Officer - Jobs in Kenya


In the following areas:

  • Education and Skills Development
  • Health System Strengthening – Health Economics /Public Health
  • Population Change and Sustainable Development

    The role entails coordination and management of knowledge translation and capacity building programmes.

    The holder of the position will coordinate implementation of research projects; contribute to advocacy for application of research finding in decision-making; carry out scientific writing, proposal writing and production of dissemination materials.

    The candidate should have a minimum of Master’s degree qualifications either in Population Studies (Demography), Education, Health Economics, Development Economics, Public Health, Policy Analysis or Science Communications and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in research programme management, knowledge translation and policy engagement.

    Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the implementation of research projects including data collection and collation, data analysis and systematic evidence and policy reviews
  • Contribute to advocacy for application of research findings in decision-making processes at national, regional, and international levels.
  • Scientific writing and production of research reports.
  • Contribute to capacity building in research knowledge translation and synthesis.
  • Contribute to proposal writing.
  • Develop and disseminate policy-oriented advocacy materials.

    Qualifications
  • The candidate should possess a minimum of Master’s degree qualifications either in Population Studies(Demography), Education, Health Economics, Development Economics, Public Health, Policy Analysis or Science Communications.

    Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in research programme management, knowledge translation and policy engagement
  • Proven track record of scientific writing
    Practical experience in synthesising and translating research evidence into outputs that are usable by policymakers
  • Proven experience in developing policy-oriented advocacy materials
  • Past experience in monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes
  • A track record in coordinating research programmes and partnerships.

    Skills
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Strong analytical
    skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English.
  • Additional official language such as French will be an added advantage.

    Additional information

    The above position will be for a period of 2 years, renewable depending on performance, continued need of the institute and availability of funding.

    A competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

    How To apply

  • Please send (1) one-page cover letter; (2) CV of not more than 5 (five) pages-including 3 (three) relevant referees; (3) 1 (one) page motivation statement detailing career goals and interests.
  • These positions will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidates are identified.
  • Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject as well as subject of email for email applicants.
  • Only qualified applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
  • Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until the right candidates are identified.
  • Nairobi Address:
    Finance and Administration Manager
    African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP),
    Westcom Point Building, Mahinga Mairu Avenue (Off Waiyaki Way), Westlands Nairobi
    P.O. Box 14688 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

  • Email: hr@afidep.org
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply by 15th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; AFIDEP - Knowledge Translation Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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