The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental 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 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.
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
Implement Memorandum of Understanding between country specific EWG and the APHRC
Take lead in coordinating the activities of the EWGs
Rapporteur and develop clear policy messages/recommendations emanating from working group discussions in order to advance the working groups agenda
Develop policy and communication tools that the working groups will use in their engagement
Support the working groups to individually and jointly develop action plans based on the key messages
Support in identifying and engaging key policy makers in each of the countries using various forms such as breakfast meetings
Contribute to developing dissemination materials such as policy briefs and conducting literature review
Contribute to developing donor project reports.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education, communications, journalism or related field.
Must have at least three years post qualification experience in institutional mobilization, policy work and/or coordination
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 candidates are invited to send applications via email no later than 15th September 2015, enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contacts details of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate Working Group Coordinator on the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.