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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 5, 2021
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  • The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. We analyse, synthesise, and translate evidence (i.e. data and research) and use it to generate or strengthen political commitment, in...
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    Quantitative Research Assistants

    No of Positions: 12

    Job Description

    • A first degree in Social Sciences, Nursing, Public Health or closely related field
    • Some experience in conducting surveys on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
    • Experience with electronic data collection (CSPro will be an added advantage)
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • If applying to be based in Makueni: proficient in Kamba and Kiswahili languages (verbal and written)
    • Applicants based in Mombasa: proficient in Swahili (verbal and written)

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    Qualitative Field Supervisors

    No of Positions: 2

    Job Description

    • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, or other related fields
    • At least three years’ experience in research including coordinating qualitative data collection or research activities related to sexual reproductive health rights
    • Experience in spearheading community mobilization to maximize study participation
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Experience working in either Makueni or Machakos Counties will be an added advantage

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    Research and Policy Analyst (PhD. Level)

    The candidate should have a track record in the fields of environmental and climate change, policy engagement and advocacy, advanced skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis with demonstrable experience in producing research reports, scientific publications and policy-oriented products and conducting policy analysis.

    ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

    Qualifications & experience

    • The candidate should have a Doctorate degree in the fields of Climate Change, Environment and Conservation, with interests and work experience interlinked with fields such as Public Health, Demography or related fields in the Social Sciences, with at least 3-years post-qualification experience
    • Proven track record in policy engagement in the fields of environment and climate change.
    • Have a proven track record in conducting research and publishing.
      • Minimum five years’ hands-on experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
      • Demonstrable experience in publishing in peer reviewed publications.
      • Conducting policy and political economy analysis
    • Proven track record in evidence/knowledge synthesis and translation including the development policy-oriented products
    • Minimum of five years practical experience in project management

    Skills

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with collaborators from diverse cultures
    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data for both academic and policy outputs
    • Ability to work independently with an output-based mind-set

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    Research and Policy Associate (Msc or MA Level)

    ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

    Qualifications & experience

    • The candidate should have a Master’s degree in the fields of Climate Change, Environment and Conservation, with interests and work experience interlinked with fields such as Public Health, Demography or related fields in the Social Sciences with at least five years post-qualification experience
    • Proven track record in policy engagement in the fields of environment and climate change.
    • Have a proven track record in conducting research and publishing.
      • Strong background and minimum three years’ experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
      • conducting critical policy and political economy analysis
    • Proven track record in evidence/knowledge synthesis and translation including the development policy-relevant and advocacy products
    • Minimum of three years practical experience in project management

    Skills

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with collaborators from diverse cultures
    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data for both academic and policy outputs
    • Ability to work independently with an output-based mind-set

    Method of Application

    Candidates meeting the above Essential and some of the Desirable qualifications and experience can send the following:

    • A motivation letter illustrating their suitability against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills
    • An up-to-date CV including three relevant referees
    • Applications should be sent to [email protected] not later than 5th  April, 2021 with the title “TEAM UP PROJECT' Research and Policy Analyst – Making the Case for Planetary health in sub-Saharan Africa’’  or “Research and Policy Associate – Making the Case for Planetary health in sub-Saharan Africa’ as the subject line depending on the position of interest.
    • 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.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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