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AFIDEP is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute whose mission is to institutionalize a culture of consistent use of evidence in public policy formulation and implementation to address various development challenges in Africa. Our work focuses on five thematic areas namely: Population Dynamics and Demographic Dividend, Health and Wellbeing, Transformative Education and Skills Development, Environment and Climate Change, and Governance and Accountability. The Institute is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya and Malawi where it has offices and in the USA as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Knowledge Management Officer

AFIDEP is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute whose mission is to institutionalize a culture of consistent use of evidence in public policy formulation and implementation to address various development challenges in Africa. Our work focuses on five thematic areas namely: Population Dynamics and Demographic Dividend, Health and Wellbeing, Transformative Education and Skills Development, Environment and Climate Change, and Governance and Accountability. The Institute is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya and Malawi where it has offices and in the USA as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

AFIDEP is looking to recruit a knowledge management officer to join AFIDEP to direct the establishment and manage the implementation of a full-scale comprehensive Knowledge Management System (KMS). The Knowledge Management (KM) officer’s work includes providing day-to-day support and guidance on the effective implementation of KM practices within the institute. In this context, “Knowledge Management” refers to the people-driven practices, processes, and technology used to (a) identify, capture, manage, share, and (b) abstract, (co-)generate, convert, innovate, and disseminate knowledge, which can be tacit or explicit.

The position will be based at AFIDEP’s Nairobi office or Lilongwe office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a knowledge management strategy and approach to ensure monitoring, evaluation, and research findings, lessons learned, and best practices are documented, stored, and shared within the institute and beyond.
  • Identify and propose knowledge-sharing strategies and tools, including categories and types of knowledge products, their sources of origin, target audience, and dissemination channels;
  • Promote communications and knowledge management standards, processes, and technologies.
  • Contribute to the development of a dashboard to visualize monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Guide and oversee the development of new knowledge management methods, processes, tools, and platforms with a user-focused approach to capture collaboration, evidence, and research utilization across stakeholders.
  • Identify and curate technical website content as needed and work closely with the ICT team on knowledge management-related tool development.
  • Design, coordinate, and/or implement effective knowledge-sharing events.
  • Create accountability mechanisms to support evidence uptake and use.
  • Provide periodical reflections and recommendations to the internal and external stakeholders to uptake evidence utilization.
  • Participate in the design/implementation of monitoring and evaluation of KM interventions.
  • Support the establishment of a KM mechanism for decisions, policies, and practices.
  • Support the thematic group on KM, lead inter-divisional coordination and committee arrangements.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in information science, library science, knowledge management, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with knowledge management frameworks in the context of development assistance programs/projects.
  • Proficient in knowledge management tools and technologies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience creating user-focused knowledge management products.
  • Proven track record coordinating and contributing to successful knowledge products in global health.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application of information technology to knowledge management.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in facilitating groups, meetings, and events (both online and in-person), resulting in collaborative decision-making, agreed-upon action items/priorities, and strong outcomes.
  • Commitment to the user-experience, including understanding needs, delivering user- focused experience and building stakeholder buy-in.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, analytical, and training skills.
  • Ability to perform duties that require very close attention to detail and synthesize large amounts of information effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

To apply: Please send a motivation letter and a detailed CV in indicating your suitability for the position, which should include three relevant referees to: recruitment@afidep.org not later than 27th February 2024 Include the job title in the email subject. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

To download the job description: Knowledge Management Officer

 

 

Graphics Design and Communications Intern

AFIDEP is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Graphics Design and Communications Intern in Kenya. The Graphics Design and Communications Intern will support our communications team in the implementation of the Institute’s policy engagement and communications strategy with a focus to raise AFIDEP’s profile and enhance the role of research evidence in development processes in Africa. Successful candidates will be provided with a transport allowance.

Responsibilities:

  • Publications design: Layout and Design of in-house communication products and publications
  • Writing and editing: Participate in the writing, editing, and production process of publishing institutional publications and communications products such as the E-news, blogs, news articles
  • Media engagement and monitoring: Participate in media engagement activities that promote coverage and assist to keep track of media coverage of AFIDEP’s work
  • Website management
  • Events/meetings: Provide communications support to AFIDEP events including contributing to preparation of communications materials
  • Database management: mailing lists, key contacts and partners; categorising for each programme
  • Photography and Videos: Taking and editing photos/videos; Organising and storing pictures and images for easy retrieval
  • Social media: Drafting of content and management of AFIDEP’s social media accounts
  • Support other communications tasks as requested by the communications and policy engagement manager or other senior AFIDEP staff.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • At least a degree in Communications, Media, Graphic Design or International Relations
  • At least one year’s experience in communications, or experience in the media.
  • Good communicator, passionate about writing and editing, especially of research and policy-oriented publications, as well as media products
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • Technologically savvy, with good knowledge of HTML and experience with social media tools, specifically: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, WordPress, Google Docs, Dropbox, etc.
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud. Strong knowledge of CMS systems (WordPress)
  • Understanding of printing processes
  • Video/film production
  • Ability to negotiate and form credible relationships within the organisation as well as with senior decision-makers in external institutions
  • Have ability to meet deadlines, and be a team player with good interpersonal skills.

 To apply: Please submit a detailed CV (including three relevant referees) and cover letter (indicating suitability for the role, in no more than 500 words) by 18th February 2024 to recruitment@afidep.org. Please indicate “Graphics Design and Communications Intern” in the email subject line. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process

 

Health Economist - Zambia

AFIDEP is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute whose mission is to institutionalize a culture of consistent use of evidence in public policy formulation and implementation to address various development challenges in Africa. Our work focuses on five thematic areas namely: Population Dynamics and Demographic Dividend, Health and Wellbeing, Transformative Education and Skills Development, Environment and Climate Change, and Governance and Accountability. The Institute is registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation in Kenya and Malawi where it has offices and in the USA as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

AFIDEP is implementing work in Zambia and in other African countries aimed at helping countries achieve increased and efficient use of domestic health financing with a focus on primary health care (PHC) and women’s and girls’ health (i.e. family planning (FP)/maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (MNCAH)). By combining evidence generation and translation, and advocacy, this work seeks to increase the use of evidence in decision-making on domestic health financing with a focus on PHC and FP/MNCAH. Some key interventions in this work include: 1) evidence generation and translation (for high-level policymakers, champions, and other policy maker influencers), 2) advocacy and accountability, 3) hands-on technical assistance and outreaches to policymakers, and 4) capacity strengthening to ensure sustained technical support, commitment, and action to increase domestic investment and effectiveness of resources for health with a focus on PHC/FP/MNCAH and women’s health. Zambia and a few other African countries are demonstrating leadership and commitment to address the huge health financing challenge on the continent by increasing domestic financing for health. This work is supporting African governments to implement their commitments to increase domestic financing for health, and efficiency in the use of health budgets.

The Role and Responsibilities

AFIDEP is looking for a Health Economist to support and coordinate the design and implementation of this work in Zambia. The role will involve working hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other government ministries, parliament, and relevant private sector and civil society stakeholders at both national and sub-national levels. The focus will mainly be on providing the technical assistance and data/evidence that governments need to inform and accelerate the implementation of their commitments and strategies to increasing domestic financing for health, and enhancing efficiency in the use of health budget allocations. The candidate will focus their support on improving PHC, which is the most cost-effective way to save lives, as well as FP/MNCAH. Specifically, the candidate will:

  • To support the design and implementation of the health financing Programme within the Ministry of Health with support from AFIDEP.
  • Work closely with senior leadership at the MoH to provide technical support needed to inform and accelerate Zambia’s implementation of its Health Financing Strategy.
  • Support the design and conduct of analyses and modelling to generate data and evidence needed to inform government decisions on financing for health, as well as, enhancing efficiency in resource use.
  • Present the data and evidence generated from these analyses above in high-quality technical briefs, reports, background papers, and presentations to high-level policymakers and other stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support to government’s efforts in resource mobilization both domestically, including private sector engagement, and external financing to ensure health programs are financed more sustainably through diverse and innovative sources of funding.
  • Design and implement a capacity strengthening plan for relevant MoH staff in analytical work, and data analysis, including costing, scenario modeling, budgeting, impact analyses, and other quantitative analyses that help assess opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, as well as, make the case for sustained increments in government’s allocations to health.
  • Support the design and planning of highly-productive policy dialogues with high-level policymakers, private sector, and civil society.
  • Contribute to the monitoring, learning and evaluation of this to ensure sustained adaptation and integration of emerging lessons into the design of the work.
  • Support the preparation of implementation reports to our funders who are supporting this work.

Qualifications

  • PhD in economics or health economics, or other relevant disciplines, or Master’s degree in similar disciplines with more than 5 years of relevant work experience in Zambia.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health financing systems and related concepts, with an ability to review and analyze policies, strategies and plans in health financing and overall health systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including attention to detail and experience in modeling using relevant statistical softwares.
  • Strong communication skills, including preparation and delivery of compelling technical presentations, reports and other documents.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to coordinate and manage multi-stakeholder and multi-country projects and timelines.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • At least three years of senior-level and relevant experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment.

To apply: Please send a motivation letter indicating your suitability for the position and a detailed CV, which should include three relevant referees to: recruitment@afidep.org not later than 9th February 2024. Include the job title in the email subject. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

To download the job description: CLICK HERE.

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.