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Oct 27, 2017

APHRC Knowledge Translation Specialist Job in Kenya

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Terms of Reference for Consultancy: Knowledge Translation Specialist
 
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-informed policy research. 

 
Our work contributes to the body of evidence about 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.
 
Background: APHRC is engaged in a three-year project that is exploring policy gaps and opportunities as well as implementation and practice along the sanitation value chain in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with a focus on rapidly urbanizing areas. 

Project outputs include customized roadmaps that are aligned with the commitments contained in the Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and which will accelerate realization of Sustainable Development Goal 6.2.
 
Scope of Work: APHRC is seeking a knowledge translation specialist with expertise in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. 

The specialist will work for a three month period starting in November 2017, to develop information, communication and educational material derived from research outputs generated by the team, including a comprehensive scoping and landscaping of the policy environment and key stakeholders.  

Key activities and deliverables will include:
  • Review and synthesis of research output – Review existing APHRC research evidence on fecal waste management policies and practices in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Synthesize this evidence and highlight key takeaways in format that is accessible for a variety of audiences including policy makers at national and sub-national level, civil society organizations, and lay audiences.
  • Prepare information, communication and educational (ICE) material – Develop ICE materials based on recommendations from project team e.g. factsheets, infographics, briefing papers, animations, etc.
  • Developed materials will vary depending on target audiences. 
  • Advise on visuals that will be used to strengthen messaging in the ICE materials. 
  • Develop scripts and storyboards for any videos, animations or infographics that are recommended for production.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum qualification is a Bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree in Public Health, Communications, Journalism, Public Policy, Development Studies or related areas of study
  • At least two years of post-qualification work experience in the WASH sector, preferably in a communications role within East Africa
  • Solid understanding of urban sanitation issues especially for low-income areas and informal settlements. 
  • Ability to communicate about these simply in a compelling manner across different media
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • A resourceful self-starter with analytical and organizational skills. 
  • Strong team player, able to collaborate with a team of highly-skilled professionals.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently to fulfill team goals and manage multiple deadlines.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] with the subject, ‘Knowledge Translation Specialist.’ 

Your application should include a printed communication item that you have prepared about the WASH sector. 

Deadline for applications is November 10, 2017.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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