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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – AFIDEP

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an international non-profit policy think-tank whose mission is to translate and enable utilisation of evidence in policy-making, primarily in the fields of population change and sustainable development, and health systems strengthening in Africa. 

We work to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice by enabling use of research evidence in decision-making aimed at addressing various development challenges in Africa.
 

With our Head Office in Nairobi-Kenya, and a branch office in Lilongwe-Malawi, we are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the following position:

Knowledge Translation Officer
The Knowledge Translation Officer's role mainly entails coordination and management of knowledge translation and capacity building programmes.

 
Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the implementation of research projects including data collection and collation, data analysis, and systematic evidence and policy reviews,
  • Promote application of research findings in decision-making processes at national, regional, and international levels.
  • Write critical research reports.
  • Contribute to capacity building and knowledge generation/synthesis activities.
  • Contribute to proposal writing.
  • Develop and disseminate policy-oriented advocacy materials.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • The candidate should possess a minimum of Masters degree in Public Health, Population Studies or Economics or related areas. 
  • Other related relevant training and research and policy analysis work will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in research programme management, knowledge translation and policy engagement, including scientific writing, synthesising and translating research evidence into outputs that are usable by policymakers, developing policy-oriented advocacy materials, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes, and a track record in coordinating research programmes and partnerships.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills as well as analytical and critical thinking, with excellent writing and communication skills in English. 
  • Additional official language such as French will be an added advantage.
How to Apply

For each position you will need:-
  • One-page cover letter
  • CV (including three relevant referees)
  • Two-page motivation statement detailing career goals and interests
To apply, CLICK HERE to apply online. 

Knowledge Translation Scientist

The Knowledge Translation Scientist role entails providing leadership in developing and implementing knowledge translation and capacity building programmes, and promoting use of the evidence in decision-making processes at national and regional levels. 


The successful candidate should possess a PhD in Population Studies / Demography, Public Health, Policy Analysis, Health Economics, or Development Economics. 

The candidate should also have strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; have a track record in journal publications, grants proposal writing and hands-on experience in policy analysis, synthesising and translating research evidence into outputs that can be easily used by policymakers and in policy engagement.

Main Responsibilities
  • Lead the conceptualisation, design and implementation of research, capacity building and policy engagement programmes
  • Conduct research evidence synthesis including systematic reviews.
  • Conduct research evidence translation into policy-oriented advocacy materials.
  • Promote application of research findings in decision-making processes at national, regional, and international levels.
  • Proposal writing and fundraising.
  • Publish policy-oriented research in journals.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • PhD in Population Studies / Demography, Public Health, Policy Analysis, Health Economics, or Development Economics.
  • Minimum of 4 years professional postdoctoral experience.
  • Track record in scientific publications in journals.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Experience in evidence translation and policy engagement.
  • Experience in proposal writing and fundraising.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English (additional skills in French desirable).
How to Apply

For each position you will need:-
  • One-page cover letter
  • CV (including three relevant referees)
  • Two-page motivation statement detailing career goals and interests

To apply, CLICK HERE to apply online. 

Application deadline is 3 July 2015.

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