Training Program 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 Training Program Coordinator to work in its Research and Related Capacity
Strengthening (RRCS) Division to support the management and coordination of the
Training Program. This is an opportunity to join an existing team dedicated to
conducting research and related capacity strengthening focusing on
postgraduates, early and mid-career researchers, and other professional that
work with health researchers.

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 position will
require international travels.


Conduct resources and capacity needs assessments to identify
knowledge and skill gaps to be addressed through different support
modalities (e.g., short course training, fellowships, etc.).

Support curriculum development process for select courses
(i.e., lead the curriculum design, content and method development, course
piloting, implementation, and evaluation) whether conducted on-line,
in-person, or blended.

Lead the design, development, and implementation of
Training-of-Trainer (ToT) workshops for facilitators (English or French
speaking) in preparation for planned short courses.

Lead the recruitment of facilitators and participants for
planned short courses, ensuring diversity and Africa-wide reach.

Support course facilitation (i.e., serve as lead trainer in
at least one course (e.g., Grants Proposal Writing; Impact Evaluation;
Implementation Research; Mixed Methods Research; Systematic Review &
Meta-Analysis; Scientific Writing; etc.).

Conduct course evaluation, including instrument development,
formative assessment (e.g., training needs assessment prior to training to
identify skills and knowledge gaps to be addressed) and summative
assessment (e.g., end of training or follow-up evaluation survey to assess
impact of the training on participants and/or institutions), including
data collection, analysis, and report preparation.

Manage database of course curricula, participants,
facilitators (including consultants) and related training records,
ensuring training materials and equipment are regularly updated.

Lead the dissemination of the Research Support Hub training
opportunities and recruitment of participants.

Liaise with the Virtual Academy (VA) Coordinator to ensure
APHRC short courses are available in the VA platform, ensuring materials
are up to date and are accessible in English and French.

Design and implement monitoring & evaluation (M&E)
tools to continuously monitor project implementation and lead report
writing based on M&E data collected.

Lead the dissemination of best practices to appropriate
audiences, including conference presentation and manuscript writing when

Contribute to RRCS program sustainability by supporting
proposal development.

Support marketing of APHRC short courses to potential
individuals and institutions.

Qualifications, Skills, & Experience

PhD in Education (preferably with emphasis in curriculum
& instruction), Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field.

At least 10 years post-master’s experience in an academic or
research setting.

Hands-on experience developing training resources and short
courses and conducting capacity strengthening activity in academic
settings and/or research institutes.

Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing &
interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative
statistical packages (e.g. Stata, R, SAS or SPSS).

Expertise in mixed methods research approaches.
Experience with e-learning platforms.
Good record of publications (at least 5 as lead author in
peer-reviewed journals).

Good oral communication and writing skills in English and

Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks
and meet tight deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and coordination
skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

This position is classified
under Internationally
Recruited Positions (IRP), Grade VI 
in our scales.

Interested candidates are
encouraged to apply through Training Program
. Applications will be considered on a rolling
basis. 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


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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