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 a Research Assistant in the Urban Education project within its Education and Youth Empowerment Unit (EYE).
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 and the Education Working Group Coordinator.
Duties and responsibilities
Support in coordinating the activities of the already existing urban education groups (UEGs) under the guidance of the project coordinator
Lead in implementing policy and communication strategies developed by the UEGs in the three countries.
Support in identifying training needs and organizing of capacity building ventures of partner organizations
Contribute to developing donor project reports.
Draft meeting reports capturing the key discussions and action points and make follow ups.
Plan and participate in one-on-one meetings with identified key technical persons and policymakers, and
make follow-ups on the action points.
Participate in organising UEG meetings as may be requested by the project manager and the project coordinator
Perform other UEG related duties as may be assigned
A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communications, Development studies or related field
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 encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://hrs.aphrc.org Please indicate Research Assistant (Urban Education) on the subject line of the email. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi