The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy-relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, APHRC also supports research capacity strengthening efforts in the region and the engagement of policy-actors with research evidence.
This exceptional opportunity will lead the vibrant and creative Policy Engagement & Communications (PEC) arm of APHRC towards an increasing profile and reach across Africa in three key areas: 1) Policy Engagement 2) Communication and 3) Knowledge Management in the organization’s quest of providing robust research-based evidence to inform policy and decision-makers across Africa who are shaping the continent’s future.
APHRC is seeking an accomplished leader with the following:
A PhD or Master’s degree in Communications, International Relations, Public Relations, Diplomacy, Policy Analysis, or related field and at least 10 years of post-qualification experience in an academic, policy advocacy or research institution, five of which must be at a senior management level;
Excellent understanding of the policy making process and how to use evidence to inform policy;
Extensive experience working in sub-Saharan Africa;
Strong research, organizational, writing and verbal communication skills with the ability to both think on one’s feet and contribute to wide ranging issues in a public forum as well as simplify address complex issues clearly, and effectively in a manner appropriate to the audience;
Solid computer skills including the understanding of the use/power of social media;
Excellent networking skills and track record in resource mobilization;
Good understanding of financial management; and,
High level of personal integrity, transparency, professional discretion and an ability to interact effectively with diverse partners acting as a role model for others.
Good interpersonal relationship skills, and ability to build and lead a cohesive team in achieving the overall goals of the division.
To apply or download the appointment details, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 1844. Closing date is Friday 6th of February 2015.
APHRC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within the community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however those from the African continent will be given priority.