Working Group Coordinator/Mobilizer , The African Population and Health Research Center

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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 engagement
  •  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.
Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P. O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO
For more information about APHRC visit www.aphrc.org
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.