AFIDEP - Knowledge Translation Scientist - Jobs in Kenya

AFIDEP - Knowledge Translation Scientist - Jobs in Kenya

Specialised in:

  • Education and Skills Development
  • Health Systems Strengthening – Health Economics /Public Health
  • Population Change and Sustainable Development
    Knowledge Translation and Policy Analysis

    The roles entail providing leadership in design and implementation of programmes in knowledge translation, capacity building in evidenced-informed decision-making and policy engagement at regional, national, and sub-national levels across Africa.

    The candidates should have a PhD in either of the following: Population Studies (Demography), Education, Health Economics, Development Economics, Policy Analysis and Knowledge Translation.

    They should also have strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; a record of peer-reviewed journal publications and successful grants proposal writing; and hands-on experience in policy analysis, knowledge translation and policy engagement.


  • Lead the conceptualisation, design and implementation of research, capacity building and policy engagement programmes
  • Conduct systematic reviews of research and related forms of evidence
  • Conduct secondary analysis of various data sets to answer defined policy questions
  • Conduct policy and programme analyses
  • Translate evidence into policy-oriented advocacy materials and accountability tools
  • Policy engagement to promote uptake of evidence in decision-making processes at national, sub-national, regional, and international levels
  • Manage projects, including internal and external reporting
  • Proposal writing and fundraising
  • Publishing in policy-oriented journals and other relevant forms of publications

  • Candidate should have a PhD in either of the following; Population Studies (Demography), Education, Health Economics, Development Economics, Policy Analysis and Knowledge Translation

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in
  • English (additional skills in French desirable).
  • Strong interpersonal skills with effective team management skills
  • Strong adaptability skills to changing research evidence environment
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programmes

  • Minimum of 2 years’ postdoctoral professional experience
  • Management and coordination of research programmes and partnerships
  • Scientific writing and journal publications
  • Evidence translation and policy/programme analysis
  • Engagement with senior policymakers
  • Experience in proposal writing and fundraising

    Additional Information

    The above positions will be offered on two-year contracts that are renewable depending on performance and availability of funding.

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

    How To apply

  • Please email: 1) A cover letter; 2) CV including three relevant referees; and 3) One-page motivation statement detailing career goals and interests. The cover letter and the email should have the title of the position as the subject.
  • All applications should be submitted to:

    Finance and Administration Manager,
    African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP).

  • Email:
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until the positions are filled.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply by 15th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; AFIDEP - Knowledge Translation Scientist - Jobs in Kenya

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