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AFIDEP Policy and Knowledge Translation Scientist and Officer Jobs in Kenya

AFIDEP is a non-profit policy think-tank whose purpose is to facilitate the synthesis, translation and utilization of research evidence in policy-making, program design, and resource allocation in Africa.

AFIDEP, which has its Head office in Nairobi, is seeking highly qualified and self-motivated individuals to fill the following positions.

Policy and Knowledge Translation Scientist

Main Duties: 
  • Translate research evidence into concise policy and program recommendations and documents;

  • conduct policy and program environment analyses;
  • pro-actively promote application of research findings in decision-making processes;
  • strengthen national, regional and international partnerships;
  • fundraise; and publish policy-oriented research in journals.
Key Requirements: 
  • PhD in social sciences or public health;
  • minimum of 2 years postdoctoral experience;
  • track record in publishing policy-related research in reputable peer reviewed journals;
  • strong analytical skills, including hands-on experience using quantitative and qualitative software packages;
  • proposal writing and fundraising experience;
  • excellent writing and communication skills.
Policy and Knowledge Translation Officer

Main Duties:
  • Data analysis and translation of research evidence into concise policy and program recommendations and documents, including policy briefs;
  • manage knowledge translation and advocacy programs;
  • support policy and program environment analyses;
  • facilitate and strengthen national, regional and international partnerships for knowledge transfer.
Key Requirements: 
  • Masters degree in statistics, economics or epidemiology;
  • minimum of 2 years of relevant experience;
  • evidence of scientific publications;
  • quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • experience in developing policy briefs and web-based advocacy materials; and
  • excellent writing and communication skills.
Detailed descriptions for these positions can be found on our website at: www.afidep.org

These positions will be for a period of 2 years, with possibility of extension.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are required to send their 1) one-page cover letter, 2) CV (including three relevant referees), and 3) two page statement detailing career goals and interests not later than 11th March, 2011 to:

Administration Officer
African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP),
P.O. Box 14688-00800, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: info@afidep.org

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