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Community Relations Officer Job Vacancy: African Population and Health Research Center

African Population and Health Research Center
Promoting the well-being of Africans through policy-relevant research on population and health

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

The Center seeks to recruit a
 Community Relations Officer

The overall purpose of the job is to coordinate project activities and administrative responsibilities related to community outreach and

engagement with people and organizations in our research communities.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Liaise with and explain research projects to community leaders, community members governmental bodies and other groups through door to door campaigns, barazas or other suitable fora;
  • Act as problem-solver between researchers and residents of research communities.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, through briefings, reports and presentations;
  • Perform essential administration, including records management of community events;
  • Mobilize funds from local and international institutions for community projects and activities;
  • Collaborate with partners, including Government of Kenya, NGOs, community-based organizations and other donor supported projects;
  • Serve as the link between APHRC and the community members;
  • Assist in coordination of project community-based activities;
  • Oversee and monitor community interventions; and
  • Implement APHRC’s long term corporate social responsibility programs in the community
Education Qualification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Public Relations or Social Sciences.
  • Candidates without a degree but with 5 years of experience in undertaking community development work will also be considered.
Experience and Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Experience working with marginalized communities will be an added advantage
Please apply enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees (at least one of whom must be a current/former employer) to the address below by April 7, 2010.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If applying by email (jobs @ aphrc.org) please indicate ‘’Community relations Officer’’ on the subject line.

The Human Resources Manager
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO,
Nairobi

www.aphrc.org

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