The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans.
APHRC seeks to recruit an Advocacy and Capacity Strengthening Officer to join its Policy Engagement and Communications (PEC) Division, to collaborate on a multi-year, multi-country initiative to strengthen civil society capacity to engage in advocacy for sustainable financing.
Duties and Responsibilities
Overall responsibilities for this position include documentation, knowledge management and sharing, capacity strengthening strategy development and implementation, events planning and organization as well as developing materials to support advocacy work.
Offer technical support and coordinate and co-facilitate capacity strengthening of civil society in line with project objectives
Monitor implementation of communications, advocacy and policy engagement by civil society organizations and networks engaged in this project
Support capacity needs assessments and development of training programs including mentorship and coaching approaches
Develop periodic operational work plans and budgets for advocacy and capacity building interventions
Coordinate meetings and workshops for civil society and other relevant stakeholders at regional level
Monitor trends and track progress in institutional capacity, technical capacity and level of engagement of civil society in policy dialogue
Regularly implement and monitor effective communications strategies with civil society and other relevant stakeholders and coordinate feedback mechanisms
Contribute in reviewing training modules and modeling best practice from an array of capacity building techniques
Ensure that capacity strengthening initiatives are reported and documented, including lessons learnt
Update and provide content for the website and manage peer-to-peer learning between civil society organizations
Skills and Qualifications
A Master’s degree in social sciences, communications, development studies or any other related field.
A minimum of four years professional experience in advocacy, campaigns, policy engagement or capacity development-related activities, preferably with an international organization
Extensive background and practical experience in civil society engagement, organization development, communication and advocacy in multiple national contexts
Ability to coordinate major capacity-strengthening needs assessment and development and implementation of capacity-strengthening initiatives
Previous experience in promoting sustainable financing is desirable
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Fluency in English and proficiency in French
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://hrs.aphrc.org. Applications will be considered until January 12, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO Nairobi
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children