Senior Program Administrator Job in Kenya

As the next Senior Programme Officer, you will be responsible for managing ongoing grants for a regional knowledge network for education officials and practitioners, as well as applied research projects in partnership with a number of universities, think tanks and NGOs in Africa. You will support high-quality research, knowledge mobilization and communications to ensure that research makes a difference in improving national education systems. You will support project teams to ensure that evidence contributes to improving gender equality, equity and inclusion in education, and help implement programme-level knowledge synthesis, as well as monitoring and evaluation. You will help link all aspects of the programme to national, regional and global initiatives to mobilize evidence and innovation to strengthen education systems.


You possess :

A PhD (preferred) and a record of applied research and publication in a relevant discipline such as international comparative education OR a Master’s degree in the relevant discipline with 10 years of experience.

Proficiency in English (reading, writing and speaking). 

At least five years of relevant experience, which includes demonstrated research and knowledge mobilization experience and an understanding of current global education policy challenges.

Significant experience in project/grant management, problem solving and facilitation of applied research, as well as experience in communicating with diverse audiences, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge mobilization.

A deep understanding of gender equality, equity and inclusion in improving global education systems and the ability to build and maintain relationships with researchers, policy makers and stakeholders who support education systems.

You are a person:

Aligned with IDRC culture and values: At IDRC, we are respectful, intentional and responsible . 

Able to collaborate and thrive in a research-driven environment that requires relationship building and openness to working with researchers and policy makers around the world.

Team player with excellent intercultural skills, able to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to support education systems.

Results oriented and able to put the plan into action through effective implementation processes.

Passionate about improving education systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Flexible, experienced in problem solving, takes initiative and contributes to positive team dynamics.

You are interested in the following:

Support high-quality, demand-driven research.

Facilitate the adoption of research results and increase their impact, by linking research to decision-making at the international level. 

Foster strategic partnerships and collaboration with national, regional and global networks.

Support the implementation of programme strategies for knowledge synthesis, monitoring and evaluation, as well as communication and engagement strategies.

Making a difference; ensuring that research makes a difference in policy and practice.

Join an organization that values ​​and models diversity, equity and inclusion.

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