Re-Advertisement: Working Group Coordinator/Mobilizer
Due Date: 2015-12-01
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, nongovernmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to fill the position of Working Group Coordinator/Mobilizer in urban areas within its Education Research Program (ERP). The successful candidate must be self-motivated and flexible with ability to mobilize, manage and coordinate diverse groups of urban education stakeholders in East Africa. The position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Tanzania and Uganda. The successful candidate will be working under the guidance of the project manager.
Duties and responsibilities
Support in mobilization and creation of regional and country specific Education Working Groups (EWG)
in three East African Countries with a focus in urban areas
Support in coordinating the activities of the EWGs
Rapporteur discussions during EWGs meetings
Participate in developing policy and communication tools that the working groups will use in their
Support the working groups to individually and jointly develop action plans based on key policy messages
Support in identifying and engaging key policy makers in each of the countries
Contribute to developing dissemination materials such as policy briefs and conducting literature review
Contribute to developing donor project reports
A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communications, Journalism or related field
Must have at least two years post qualification experience in institutional mobilization, policy work and/or
coordination or related activities
Excellent mobilization and communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong editing and facilitation skills
Experience working with research, advocacy or academic institutions will be an added advantage.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://jobs.aphrc.org.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified. Those who applied before need not re-apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.