About the project.
The successful candidate will join the Institute’s multi-disciplinary team as Project Manager to lead the design and implementation of a new project, the Health Technologies Advocacy Project. The project will create an African driven advocacy platform (the Health Tech Platform (HTP)). The platform will facilitate informed, objective, transparent, and balanced discussions on development and use of transformational technologies and tools to address key health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. The Platform will be multi-faceted, operating at national, regional and global levels with multiple layers of conversations and advocacy happening simultaneously among a wide range of stakeholders. The overall purpose of the project is to ensure that Africans are involved in driving conversations about the need for transformational technologies and tools, their design, development, testing, and uptake by governments, other development actors, and communities, including youth and women. The initial focus of the project will be the ongoing research on mosquito gene drive and gene editing technologies for the elimination of Malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, and will be implemented at regional level as well as at national level in two countries to be confirmed, namely, Burkina Faso and Uganda or Kenya. This is a full-time position which will report to the Director of Public Policy and Communications.
Qualifications and Requirements
The successful candidate will be a senior research expert in mosquito gene drive and gene editing technologies with a relevant PhD and more than five years’ experience. The candidate will also have a good understanding of public policy and political processes in Africa at the regional African Union level, sub-regional economic community levels, and at national level in his/her country. Preferably, the successful candidate will be bilingual with advanced proficiency in English and French.
Please send a motivation letter indicating your suitability to this position and a detailed CV which should include three relevant referees to email@example.com not later than 30th November 2020.
Applications should include the title of the position as the subject of the email.
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.
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