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NGO Jobs in Kenya – APHRC

The African Population
and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led,
international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC
conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization
and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

The APHRC seeks to
recruit an Associate Research
Scientist
 to work in the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit within the
Research Division.

Responsibilities

  • Begin
    to define own area of research interest through developing proposals,
    concept notes and publishing in the area;

  • Mentor
    junior staff including postdoctoral researchers and research officers;

  • Represent
    the Center in high-level national and regional forums;

  • Initiate
    and lead research proposals in the program and manage relevant budgets;

  • Oversee
    the review and translation of research tools;

  • Oversee/lead
    development of field and training manuals;

  • Ensure
    ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;

  • Ensure
    the recruitment, training and supervision of field interviewers;

  • Oversee
    fieldwork in the execution of the research projects to ensure timely
    implementation of field activities;

  • Ensure
    community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the
    research project is done;

  • Conduct
    literature reviews;

  • Lead
    and contribute to scientific paper writing;

  • Lead
    the development of project reports;

  • Lead
    and participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue
    with appropriate audiences;

  • Contribute
    to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as–
    policy/research briefs and fact sheets) in relation to the projects one is
    working on;

  • Oversee
    data cleaning and analysis;

  • Monitor
    project budgets and expenditure;

  • Contribute
    to proposal development in the program; and

  • Prepare project progress
    reports to donors.

Qualifications

  • PhD
    in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology or other relevant
    areas; a minimum of 2 years’ post-doctoral experience.

  • Demonstrated
    skills and expertise in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis
    and related statistical software.

  • Demonstrated
    experiences in mental health research, with peer-reviewed publications on
    the subject will be an added advantage.

 

CARTA therefore seeks to recruit a Project Coordinator to coordinate course
review, transition to blended and ToT development activities. S/he will also
coordinate the CARTA activities in the Virtual Learning Academy and in the
partner institutions that will be implementing the ToT
course.**Responsibilities:**


1.Provide administrative support to the
process of review of courses and development of ToT courses through:

  • Coordination of meetings, including town halls and
    team meetings;

  • Ensure documentation of resolutions made at
    meetings, taking charge personally or ensuring there is appropriate
    representation when the meetings conflict;

  • Liaison with the team coordinators and
    administrative officer on administrative and logistics matters of the
    process;

  • Carrying out follow-ups with team members on the
    review and ToT development processes;

  • Liaison with external experts who will be supporting
    the project; and

  • Compilation of outputs of the course review and ToT
    development processes.

  • Coordinate the ToT and local training activities at
    the partner implementing institutions according to the NORHED plan, in
    collaboration with the institutional-based coordinators:

  • Monitor implementation of ToT and local training
    activities at partner institutions and coordinate the Monitoring and
    Evaluation activities related to the NORHED activities, liaising with the
    M&E officer to ensure collection of complete data about the required
    indicators;

  • Be the liaison person between the implementing
    institutions and the CARTA Secretariat; and

  • Report on ToT and local training activities to the
    Program Managers.

  • Coordinate the Virtual Learning Academy activities
    that relate to CARTA including:

  • Coordinate participation of CARTA representatives in
    the Phase I of the transition to blended to inform the framework of
    competencies;

  • Coordinate the participation of CARTA facilitators
    in the needs assessment of Phase I of the transition to blended;

  • Coordinate participation of CARTA facilitators in
    Staff Academy capacity building activities;

  • Compile the outputs of the course development;

  • Liaise with consultant and IT support to load the
    generated courses in the APHRC Training Academy;

  • Liaise with consultant and IT support to coordinate
    the establishment of the CARTA Community of Practice; and

  • Manage the CARTA Community of Practice.

  • Support further institutionalization of CARTA
    interventions at partner institutions:

  • Support fundraising to facilitate
    institutionalization activities at CARTA partner institutions; and

  • Liaise with CARTA focal persons and university
    representatives to promote and support institutionalization activities at
    CARTA partner institutions.

  • Research on impact of CARTA training interventions
    and institutionalization activities of the CARTA program.

Qualifications and Experience:

·
Doctorate degree in Education related fields.

·
Experience and strong interest in research, research capacity strengthening and
instructional/curriculum design.

·
Demonstrated prior experience in curriculum development, training, and
implementation.

·
Hands-on experience coordinating different short course training workshops.

·
Experience with various training methods (including virtual, in-person
training, and blended offering) and up-to-date with new training methods and
techniques.

·
Strong writing skills and good record of publications (at least 3 lead author
publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 5 conference presentations in
defined area of interest).

·
Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint, & MS
Excel).

Desired

  • Familiarity with postgraduate training in health
    and/or social science related fields.

  • Strong research quantitative skills and quantitative
    skills.

  • Experience with e-learning platforms.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

How
to Apply

Interested candidates
are invited to submit their application through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ by August
18, 2021
. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted;
shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate.
Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources
Officer

African Population and
Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga
Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P. O. Box 10787-GPO,
Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org**

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
protection of vulnerable persons
**

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