afidep-African Institute for Development Policy

Knowledge Translation Officer (3 positions)

In the following areas:

  1. Education and Skills Development
  2. Health System Strengthening – Health Economics /Public Health
  3. Population Change and Sustainable Development

The role entails coordination and management of knowledge translation and capacity building programmes. The holder of the position will coordinate implementation of research projects; contribute to advocacy for application of research finding in decision-making; carry out scientific writing, proposal writing and production of dissemination materials. The candidate should have a minimum of Master’s degree qualifications either in Population Studies (Demography), Education, Health Economics, Development Economics, Public Health, Policy Analysis or Science Communications and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in research programme management, knowledge translation and policy engagement.

Main Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the implementation of research projects including data collection and collation, data analysis and systematic evidence and policy reviews
  • Contribute to advocacy for application of research findings in decision-making processes at national, regional, and international levels.
  • Scientific writing and production of research reports.
  • Contribute to capacity building in research knowledge translation and synthesis.
  • Contribute to proposal writing.
  • Develop and disseminate policy-oriented advocacy materials.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications

  • The candidate should possess a minimum of Master’s degree qualifications either in Population Studies(Demography), Education, Health Economics, Development Economics, Public Health, Policy Analysis or Science Communications.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in research programme management, knowledge translation and policy engagement
  • Proven track record of scientific writing
  • Practical experience in synthesising and translating research evidence into outputs that are usable by policymakers
  • Proven experience in developing policy-oriented advocacy materials
  • Past experience in monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes
  • A track record in coordinating research programmes and partnerships.

Skills

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English. Additional official language such as French will be an added advantage.

 Additional information: The above position will be for a period of 2 years, renewable depending on performance, continued need of the institute and availability of funding. A competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

To apply: Please send (1) one-page cover letter; (2) CV of not more than 5 (five) pages-including 3 (three) relevant referees; (3) 1 (one) page motivation statement detailing career goals and interests. These positions will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidates are identified. Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject as well as subject of email for email applicants. Only qualified applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until the right candidates are identified.

Nairobi Address: Finance and Administration Manager

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP),

Westcom Point Building, Mahinga Mairu Avenue (Off Waiyaki Way), Westlands Nairobi

P.O. Box 14688 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: hr@afidep.org

 

Malawi address: Finance and Administration Manager

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP),

Area 6, plot # 6/3 Off Maula Prison Road

P.O. Box 31024, | Lilongwe 3, Malawi,

Email: hr@afidep.org

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