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Rockefeller Foundation Research Associate Job Vacancy in Kenya

The Rockefeller Foundation is a prominent philanthropic organization and a private foundation. Its mission is to “promote the well-being” of humanity.

The Foundation is committed to supporting work around the world to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people by spurring entrepreneurship, promoting innovation, building human and institutional capacity, catalysing the creation of new fields and ensuring that globalisation’s benefits are more widely shared.

The Foundation currently maintains an office in New York in the United States, Regional offices in Bangkok, Thailand and Nairobi, Kenya and a study and conference centre in Bellagio, Italy.

The Foundation is seeking to recruit a talented, innovative and results oriented individual to fill the position of 
Research Associate. The position will work on three main areas; Global disease Surveillance Network, Transforming Health Systems, Urban Development, among others. The position will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Managing Director.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the Foundation’s work with established partnerships and working with them in research and network development;
  • Assisting in strategic development of existing initiatives and identifying new ones;
  • Assisting in coordinating the grant management process;
  • Liaising with the Evaluation team and external consultants to develop initiative(s) Results Based Management Frameworks;
  • Liaising with the Communication team to develop appropriate external and internal communication to support the implementation of the Foundation’s strategy; and
  • Developing budgets and serving on various internal Foundation Committees.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • A minimum of a Masters degree in Social Sciences, Public Policy, Public Health, Health Economics or related discipline;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position with greater emphasis in identifying fundable projects and preparing and managing grants;
  • Experience in conducting and analyzing research and in planning and implementing international programs and projects;
  • Expertise in health or health economics as well as experience in working with governments, private sector and Non Governmental organizations in the delivery of health systems is preferred;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a rapidly changing, globally oriented, multicultural environment;
  • International development experience and knowledge of a foreign language are added advantages; and
  • Team work, public relations, influencing and networking skills are essential.
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting the reference number RA/08/10 to reach us on or before 20 August 2010 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place
P.O. Box 40092 00100, Nairobi, Kenya


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