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  • Posted: Nov 1, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 10, 2021
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  • In 2009, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank, was established to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in the areas of population change and sustainable development, and health systems strengthening in Africa. The purpose of AFIDEP’s work is to contribute to s...
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    Research And Policy Associate – Team Up Project.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    AFIDEP is running a project on re-examining traditional method use: desperation or innovation? (Team-up project) whose goal is to test new measurement approaches to better capture and estimate use of traditional methods of contraception in four sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. We are therefore looking to recruit a research and policy associate to join our research team  for 1 year on the project

    ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

    Roles and responsibilities:

    1. Coordinating quantitative and qualitative field work activities during data collection
    2. Conducting quantitative data analysis including statistical modeling
    3. Contributing to programming of the questionnaire on CSPRO
    4. Managing project data set
    5. Contributing to transcribing and analyzing of qualitative data analysis
    6. Participating in communicating and disseminating results from the survey through writing blogs and publishing in scientific journals of repute
    7. Performing any other responsibilities assigned

    Qualifications & experience

    1. The candidate shall have a Master’s degree in Demography, Population studies, Population and Reproductive health, public health or any other related social sciences course
    2. Proven track record in supporting data analysis, modeling and synthesis and translation including scholarly publications
    3. Proven track record in publishing journal articles
    4. Proven track record in in conducting population and health based quantitative and qualitative surveys
    5. Strong background and minimum three years’ experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
    6. Proven experience in managing large data sets
    7. Proven experience in programming using CSPRO
    8. Proven experience in Statistical modeling
    9. Proven experience in qualitative data analysis using NVivo or dedoose

    Skills

    1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    2. Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data for both research and policy outputs.
    3. Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently with an output-based mind-set,
    4. Ability to set and meet project goals within required timeframes
    5. Excellent critical and creative thinking and analytical skills

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    Resource Mobilisation Officer

    Job Description

    AFIDEP seeks a motivated and experienced candidate to fill the position of a Resource Mobilisation Officer in the Institute’s Business Development Unit (BDU). The BDU’s primary objective is to spearhead the implementation of the Institute’s Resource Mobilisation and Donor Engagement Strategy. The Resource Mobilisation Officer will work collaboratively with the BDU, the research & policy, the finance, grants, administration & human resources, and monitoring & evaluation teams across the organisation. S/he will support the coordination and delivery of all the institutional resource mobilisation efforts. It includes and is not limited to: mapping opportunities for strategic partnerships; coordinating engagement with potential funders and partners; coordinating proposal development and submission; contributing to continuous improvement of the Unit’s strategies, processes, and procedures; supporting M&E and reporting; and contributing to institutional brand building activities.

    Key duties and responsibilities

    1. Contributing to strategic planning to implement the Donor Engagement & Resource Mobilisation Strategy. Includes contributing to annual work planning, risk planning, etc
    2. Researching and identifying potential funders and updating the historical maps in the Microsoft Fundraising and Engagement application
    3. Supporting establish and retain collaborative relationships with the Institute’s partners, including from other research organisations, academia, government, media, faith-based organisations etc. with whom to partner on joint proposal bids and contribute to the building of the evidence informed decisionmaking (EIDM) community of practice
    4. Scanning for relevant calls for proposals, concepts notes, and generating summaries for quick decisionmaking
    5. Supporting proposal development (background research, collating project information, organisational information, customising biographies and curriculum vitae to calls, etc.)
    6. Supporting registration to funders and partners online proposal submission platforms
    7. Supporting engagement with funders and partners
    8. Populating partnership assessment and due diligence templates
    9. Supporting planning and participating in events and meetings relevant to resource mobilisation and partnerships building
    10. Supporting monitoring of BDU impact and reporting
    11. Other miscellaneous tasks as required

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Master’s degree in social sciences, humanities, international development, or other relevant disciplines

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. At least five years’ demonstrable experience in a similar position (proposal development, grants management and reporting, strategic communications and events planning, etc.)
    2. Knowledge of USAID/NIH, EU, FCDO, NIHR, global foundations, etc. grants regulations and requirements
    3. Excellent interpersonal skills
    4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    5. Ability to deliver quality work within tight deadlines
    6. Excellent planning and organisation skills to manage multiple tasks
    7. Ability to write, edit, and proofread proposals
    8. Experience planning and executing strategic events
    9. Ability to work in a multi-cultural context
    10. Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams
    11. Good research experience – consolidate data, analyse and use it for proposal writing and reporting
    12. Ability to use databases

    Method of Application

    Please send a motivation letter indicating your suitability to the position (include position title on the subject of the email) and a detailed CV which should include three relevant referees to [email protected] not later than 10th November 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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