Program Coordinator Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Program
Coordinator

Hiring Organization: APHRC
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Research
Job Type: Full
Time
Salary: KES
Competitive
Date Posted: 01/11/2024

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 our programs.

Location

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Coordination
of Non-African Partners (NAP) Activities

Convening
of CARTA non-African partner institutions regular meetings.

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 Workshop;

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 opportunities:

At
non-African partner institutions for CARTA fellows.

At
CARTA events for students and staff from non-African institutions.

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 evidence project.

Coordinate
CARTA evidence site updates and reporting activities.

Overseeing
website traffic and engage users and stakeholders to increase its use.

Secretariat
support to the University of the Witwatersrand

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 documentation.

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.

How To
Apply

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

P.O. Box
10787-GPO, Nairobi

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