Our Client, The African
Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based,
African- led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi,
Kenya. APHRC conducts policy- relevant research on population, health,
education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
APHRC’s flagship program, The
Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) seeks to rebuild
and strengthen the capacity of African Universities to produce well-trained and
skilled researchers and scholars in Africa by Africans. The program addresses
an important challenge facing the African academy i.e. the scarcity of a robust
research and training infrastructure capable of offering the type of vibrant
and sustained doctoral training necessary to attract, train and retain the
continent’s brightest minds.
CARTA seeks to recruit a Program
Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the non-African
partner institutions (NAP), support the CARTA-evidence project and assist the
CARTA secretariat in other program management tasks. This is a new role arising
from the implementation of the current five-year strategic plan which has,
subsequently triggered tremendous growth in their programs.
The Consortium will consider
applications from candidates interested in being headquartered in the
University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), APHRC (Nairobi,
Kenya), or one of the non-African-partner institutions. Independently of the agreed
location for work, the position will involve international travel and the job
may require an average of a week per month on location, usually an African
country, or longer stays at APHRC or the University of the Witwatersrand.
Coordination of Non-African Partners (NAP)
Convening of CARTA non-African partner institutions regular
Coordinating the work of partner focal persons in the NAP
institutions, communicating with them regularly and keep them informed
about all CARTA-related activities, roles and responsibilities.
Reporting on CARTA’s performance, visibility, engagement and
other relevant issues at the non-African partner institutions to the CARTA
secretariat, Executive Directorate, Partners Forum, Board of Management
and other ad hoc meetings.
Coordinating the identification of experts from NAP
institutions who can contribute to CARTA activities.
Implementing external review processes including but not
exclusively those associated to:
CARTA postdoctoral awards;
CARTA PhD fellowship training;
CARTA graduate training including the Graduate Grant Writing
CARTA research hubs.
Coordinating the organization of graduate workshops.
Providing administrative support to CARTA activities and
projects based at NAP institutions, providing project management support
(including budgeting and accounting for funds disbursed in support of
CARTA activities at non-African partner institutions) and serving as the
connection with the CARTA secretariat.
Identification of research capacity strengthening
At non-African partner institutions for CARTA fellows.
At CARTA events for students and staff from non-African
Identification of funding opportunities and supporting
fundraising for CARTA.
Other activities that the NAP may consider necessary.
Coordination of CARTA Evidence Activities
Providing administrative support to CARTA-Evidence
activities, providing project management support (including budgeting and
accounting for funds disbursed in support of CARTA evidence activities)
and serving as the connection with the CARTA secretariat.
Identifying funding opportunities and supporting fundraising
for CARTA evidence.
Supporting the implementation of CARTA evidence project
activities, coordinating stakeholder and partners meetings, tracking
progress and reporting against approved milestones.
Assist in the development and implementation of the CARTA
Coordinate CARTA evidence site updates and reporting
Overseeing website traffic and engage users and stakeholders
to increase its use.
Secretariat support to the University of the
Providing administrative support to the CARTA co-director
based at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Supporting the planning, coordination and implementation of
CARTA activities at the University of the Witwatersrand.
General Program Support
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date program records and
Contributing to the development of research papers, policy
briefs, and other knowledge products.
Other program-related activities that may be necessary.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A Masters degree in Business Administration, Health Systems
Strengthening, Public Health, Applied Sciences or related field.
At least three years post-masters experience in an academic
or research setting.
Experience managing capacity strengthening activities in
academic settings and/or research institutes.
Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks
and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability
to work in a culturally diverse team.
This position is classified
under Nationally Recruited
Positions (NRP), Grade V in our scales.
Interested candidates are
encouraged to apply through Program Coordinator by January 25, 2024. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required submit a Police
Clearance Certificate at a certain stage of the recruitment process. Cover
letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health
Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off
Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to
creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made
based on qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may
be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request to support their
participation in the recruitment process.
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