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Knowledge Translation Officer Job Vacancy - Internationally Recruited

Knowledge Translation Officer (GHC Fellowship Malawi) - Internationally recruited

Organization:African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Eligible Citizenship: USA
Application Code: M01-Int
Job Function: Knowledge Management, Research
Issue Area: Health Systems Strengthening / Healthcare Access
Position Overview: The Knowledge Translation Officer (KTO) will work closely with AFIDEP staff on the population change and sustainable development initiatives, health systems strengthening projects, or communications and knowledge management teams, or a combination depending on individual interests. 

The position mainly entails carrying out research, generating and synthesising knowledge, identifying gaps and opportunities; and providing evidence and practical solutions that can enable policymakers to address inequalities and barriers to access in delivery of population, sustainable development, and health programmes and interventions.

  • 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
Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, population studies, economics, communications sciences, social sciences, or related field*
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in above fields
  • Strong qualitative and/or quantitative research skills*
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and communication skills in English*
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience in research; program management; knowledge translation; policy engagement, including scientific writing, synthesising and translating research evidence into outputs that are usable by policymakers; developing policy-oriented advocacy materials; and monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes
  • Relevant training in research and policy analysis work
  • A track record in coordinating research programmes and partnerships
  • Understanding of key policies and stakeholders in the field of development, specifically population, health and communications
  • Demonstrated experience in use of scientific software (Endnote, SPSS, Stata, Nvivo) for data analysis and management
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Additional official language such as French is an added advantage
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, results-oriented
  • Strong accountability and attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure
Fellowship Logistics
During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:
  • A living stipend of $650/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats
*Note: The living stipend and the completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organisation.

Living and Working in Malawi: Fellows are provided with basic housing and a utilities stipend during the fellowship year. GHC coordinates housing for fellows in shared apartments or houses that meet GHC's safety standards. 

Fellows at AFIDEP will be housed in Lilongwe, an urban city and capital of Malawi.

How to Apply

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Open till: 18th January 2017 

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