Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

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 seeks to recruit a Project
Coordinator
 to work in its Research and Related Capacity
Strengthening Division to support the coordination of a Novo Nordisk Foundation
(NNF) funded project, Improving
education on cardiometabolic diseases in Kenya through research capacity
strengthening
. The aim of this 2-year project is to improve the
management of cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs) in Kenya through research
evidence generation and capacity strengthening.

The ideal candidate should have
strong project management skills and familiarity with academic curriculum of
mid-level institutions (e.g. Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) that
prepares medical professionals.  This is an opportunity to join a team
working as part of a countrywide consortium to contribute to rolling back the
burden of CMDs in target communities and thereby contribute to improving the
health and wellbeing of the population. 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.


Duties/Responsibilities

Coordinate the development of a comprehensive baseline survey
to inform review and development of pre- and in-service curricula.

Coordinate the development of a short course on
cardiometabolic disease (CMD) for two cadres (clinical officers and
nurses).

Coordinate development of guidelines for selection and
recognition of faculty and health facility staff to attend short course
CMD training as mentors.

Support the implementation of short course on Master
Training-of-Trainer (TOT) trainings on CMDs for Medical Training College
(MTC) faculty and clinical mentors to serve as mentors and champions.

Support the coordination of implementation and tracking of
mentorship activities at both faculty and health facility level.

Coordinate capacity building of MTCs and faculty to offer
blended and e-learning courses.

Coordinate initial design of a short-term CMD research
fellowship program for MTC faculty.

Coordinate conduct of two studies – (1) operational study on
attraction and retention of Human Resources for Health (HRH)/faculty in
harsh geographies and rural areas and (2) diagnostic study on the quality
of, and access to, CMD prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services in
underserved areas.

Contribute to the development of Kenya’s non-communicable
diseases (NCDs) research agenda.

Participate in the networking, exchange programs, and
knowledge sharing for the Partnership for Education of Health
Professionals (PEP).

Coordinate project monitoring and evaluation, knowledge
management, and communication, including providing weekly and monthly
updates, quarterly project reports, and other reports that may be required
by APHRC.

Coordinate the RRCS management and administrative matters, in
liaison with the Head and Unit Leaders of the Division.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Master’s degree in Health and Social Sciences, Education,
Business and Development Studies, or related fields.

At least three years post-masters experience in an academic
or research setting.

Experience and strong interest in research, research capacity
strengthening and instructional/curriculum design.

Demonstrated prior experience in project coordination.
Hands-on experience organizing events, virtual and physical.
Experience in implementation of capacity strengthening
activities in academic settings.

Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS
PowerPoint, & MS Excel).

Desirable:

Familiarity with KMTC curriculum and research capacity
strengthening in health and/or social science related fields.

Familiarity with M&E and risk management frameworks.
Analytic thinking 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 Project 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

Website:  www.aphrc.org

 

Special Notice

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.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for
job placement.

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