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Nov 28, 2017

National AIDS Control Council Head of Research Job in Kenya

The National AIDS Control Council (NACC) is a state Corporation whose mission is to provide policy and strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for the prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected people in Kenya. 

In our efforts to fulfil this mandate, the NACC seeks to recruit a suitable candidate for the following positions:
Job Title: Head, Research

Job Reports to: Deputy Director, Policy Monitoring and Research

Job Grade: NACC 3

Department: Policy Monitoring and Research
Business Purpose / Objective: Coordinate development, implementation and review of the Research Agenda and Strategy in support of the HIV strategic framework across all levels. 

  1. Advocate for increased resources for HIV research. 
  2. Coordinate identification of research gaps & review of the HIV research. 
  3. Collaborate & forge partnerships with research agencies, tertiary institutions & regulatory bodies on HIV research 
  4. Coordinate monitoring of the Kenya HIV research agenda implementation 
  5. Coordinate establishment of research coordination mechanisms 
  6. Coordinate documentation and dissemination of HIV research findings and best practices in HIV programming. 
  7. Coordinate establishment and operationalization of the Kenya HIV research hub 
  8. Coordinate partnerships with HIV research institutions in Kenya and Internationally. 
  9. Coordinate mobilization of resources for implementation of the research agenda and strategy. 
  10. Oversee effective functioning of the HIV coordination mechanisms 
  11. Oversee the functioning & continuous updating & utility of the Kenya HIV research hub. 
  12.  Collaborate with stakeholders & development partners for implementation of the research agenda. 
  13. Develop quarterly briefs on HIV research to regularly update stakeholders 
  1. Track HIV research 
  2. Review of research and data to inform Policy 
  3. Accelerate research uptake 
  4. Document and disseminate best practices to inform policy and programming 
  5.  Establish and manage a repository of HIV information 
  6. Facilitate surveillance and evaluations 
  7. Divisional stewardship 
  8. Advise the NACC on research studies to prioritize commission and facilitate. 
  • Masters in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology, 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, 
  • PHD in relevant field 
  • Publication experience as primary author in at least 2 peer review publications. 
  • 7 years’ experience in high level HIV M&E, research & data analysis and report writing. 
  • Experience in leading research teams as a PI/CO-PI in health related research.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing funded research proposals 
Key Competencies 
  • High level understanding of HIV research, policy and strategy issues in Kenya 
  • Understanding of rights-based approaches in strategy development. 
  • Fluency in written and verbal communication including in cross-cultural contexts. 
  • Ability to coordinate multi-sectoral engagements
The above position is on a three (3) year renewable contact basis subject to satisfactory performance. 

The individual recruited shall be of high integrity and able to work within a team.

How to Apply

If you fulfil the above requirements, you are invited to submit an application letter together with an up to date CV, copies of certificates, testimonials, names and contacts of three professional referees in a sealed envelope by 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 to the address provided below.

NACC is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT discriminate any applicant on the basis of their HIV status, ethnic background, sex, religion, disability, or marital status yet is attentive to gender, regional and ethnic balance. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
In addition to the indicated requirements all candidates will be required to meet the expectations of Chapter 6 on Leadership and Integrity. 

This will include but is not limited to getting the following clearances:
  1. Certificate of Good Conduct
  2. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission on Integrity for Public Servants
  3. Certificate of Compliance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  4. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax Compliance Clearance
  5. Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
The Chief Executive Officer
National AIDS Control Council
Landmark Plaza 9th Floor
P.O. Box 61307, 00200
Nairobi, Kenya

More details of our mandate and contacts can be found in the website

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