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VACANCY: Policy Analyst in Kenya

Job Description

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 is looking to recruit a policy analyst with a firm grasp on the continent’s approach to population health and wellbeing to join its Policy Engagement and Communications (PEC) division.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Provide a landscape of opportunities, key players, existing policies and policy gaps related to the signature issues that anchor the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, cutting across all six Research Units and incorporating APHRC’s commitment to improving research leadership around the continent
 Understand the current policy environment at regional and national levels with respect to APHRC’s signature issues; identify and determine where there are potential entry points for engagement
 Collaborate with APHRC’s research leaders, particularly at the Unit level, to ensure a holistic approach to our mission of generating evidence and engaging policy to inform action on population health and wellbeing
 Generate recommendations as to how achievement of long-term policy goals can be incorporated into research proposal development
 Strengthen internal capacity for policy analysis
 Support the PEC division’s outreach efforts by leading and/or contributing to campaigns and projects to bring greater awareness to the opportunities availed by evidence-informed approaches to decision-making

Skills and Qualifications
 A Master’s degree in public policy, health policy, international relations, economics, health sciences, political science or any related field. PhD desirable
 Demonstrable track record in policy analysis and review, including landscaping, mapping and trend analysis
 Demonstrated interest in issues related to global health and social policy
 Excellent analytical skills
 Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and able to transfer those skills to others
 At least five years of work experience in policy analysis, landscaping and mapping, strategy development, preferably at an international or research organization
 Excellent writing and editing as well as strong presentation skills
 A resourceful self-starter with good organizational and networking skills
 Ability to work independently to fulfill team goals and manage multiple deadlines
 Experience conducting literature reviews and qualitative research, with a publication track record
 Proficiency in French desired

How to Apply
Your cover letter should include a 600-word writing sample exploring one of the APHRC signature issues contained in the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, available on the APHRC website. Deadline for applications is October 25, 2017. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

For more information about APHRC visit www.aphrc.org
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.

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