TERMS OF REFERENCE – POLICY RESEARCH CONSULTANT

DEADLINE: November 25, 2022
OPEN JOB

BACKGROUND

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a regional office in Dakar, Senegal. Our researchers are contributing to the body of evidence about the critical issues in population health and wellbeing impeding Africa’s development in order to provide strong direction and recommendations to policy and decision-makers at all levels.

SCOPE OF WORK

This study will include the following activities:

  • Identifying health areas and policies.
  • Assessing content of existing policies in two health areas per country.
  • Analyzing agenda-setting,   policy   formulation   and   context   factors   relating   to developing gender and equity responsive policy.
  • Conducting key informant interviews.
  • Prospective policy management.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Reviewing, advising on approach and preparing final interview tools, including approach letters, consent forms and interview schedules. (These are available in draft form, ethical approval has been secured).
  2. Work with APHRC to identify and  approach  potential  interviewees  within organizations under review. This will include conducting in-depth interviews and key informant interviews.
  3. Conduct Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) with policy formulators.
  4. Conduct in Depth Interviews (IDIs) with policy stakeholders.
  5. Analyze interviews using framework analysis approach and thematic coding.
  6. Prepare a brief (8-10 pages) final report on methods, findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  7. Advise on how findings from the interviews may be integrated with findings from workforce data   and   evidence   reviews   on   barriers   and   enablers   to   women’s progression in the workforce.
  8. Participate in relevant all-project and work stream specific meetings as requested.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s degree in Public Policy or Gender related field. A PhD will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience working in Research, Public/Health Policy or a Gender related space.
  • Professional experience in or having formal training in conducting policy interviews with government stakeholders.
  • Ability to write research reports and to effectively disseminate outcomes.
  • At least five years’ experience working in research, Public/health policy or a gender related space.

HOW TO APPLY

If you meet the criteria above and are interested in this opportunity, please send your application documents to consultancies@aphrc.org and copy procurement@aphrc.org by November 25, 2022 with the subject  “Policy Research Consultant .” APHRC will contact the shortlisted candidates only. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.