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Research And Learning Officer

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
KEY AREAS MAIN TASKS

Planning and coordination

  • Provide technical leadership as well as coordination of the research activities within the project
  • Lead in development of research and learning agenda to guide generation of evidence and learning 
  • on hygiene, WASH programming, and public health emergencies to provide longer-term legacy in 
  • wider programming, policy and practice. 
  • Coordinate needs assessments and research processes including development of study protocols, 
  • tools, SOPs, data collection and analysis, reports, manuscripts, publication reviews, and study closeouts working with the Research unit and Community of Practice at Amref, technical officers and 
  • research consultants to execute earmarked research projects.
  • Liaise with relevant research ethics bodies and ensure compliance with all ethical regulations and 
  • research-specific standard operating procedures in studies 
  • Prepare budgets and work plans to implement Research and Learning agenda, and ensure adequate 
  • and timely support and resourcing of component implementers. 

Knowledge generation and sharing

  • Liaise with the network of local implementing partners and external research and learning experts to generate and contribute to global best practices, and share lessons. 
  • Lead in generation and packaging of knowledge products mainly policy briefs, opinion pieces and 
  • case studies in collaboration with local and international implementing and academic partners. 
  • Work closely with the covid-19 hygiene hub to ensure project lessons and experiences are 
  • documented and shared globally and locally
  • Lead in packaging of study findings and analytics, and knowledge products into audience-friendly 
  • communication to be shared internally and externally
  • Translate the research work into relevant policy briefs and position papers. 

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Capacity building 

  • Lead in development of standardised training materials and curriculum on WASH and Public health 
  • emergency response learning and delivery of the training for continuous professional development 
  • Coordinate all trainings related to research and learning projects in conjunction with the team and 
  • consultants. 

Monitoring and reporting 

  • Work with the project team to develop periodic progress update reports on the learning and research agenda, and ensure recommendations of the report are followed and/or implemented. 
  • Organize and participate in routine meetings on learning and research, and provide progress 
  • updates, and defining/tracking key actions as per execution plans.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and knowledge 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Biostatistics, Public Health or related field with relevant experience in executing and coordinating research studies, and documentation in similar organizations. 
  • Master’s degree in any of the above will be an added advantage.
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Required Qualifications and Experience 

  • At least four (4) years demonstrated experience in Research, Statistical/quantitative and qualitative 
  • methods, designing and implementing studies.
  • Proficiency in data analysis using at least two of these software’s; SPSS, R, Stata and EPI Info and including 
  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Advanced Excel) skills.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure and work in a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Skills and Competences 

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Work Environment
  • Normal office environment with frequent travel to the field.

Construction Assistant

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Key Area Activities
Quality & Performance

  • Ensuring high standards of quality are maintained for each assigned contract by conducting site visits as a way of visual inspection of work progress and quality based on relevant 
  • drawings, specifications and written instructions; contract implementation assessment with reference to building, health and safety legislation Acts; and basic conditions of contracts where necessary.
  • Carrying out audits of the Engineering Services Maintenance Contracts through site visits; 
  • checking service works against work schedule and contractors’ invoices; and providing 
  • feedback on any information or matters of concern at the project sites.
  • Be responsible for proper scoping of works and drive timely delivery of the construction projects assigned.
  • Be able to provide solutions to various construction issued through basic designs and drawings
  • Administrative Monitoring and supervising contractor performance and ongoing works and
  • consultants on site to ensure quality control (materials and workmanship) and effective use of resources in accordance with drawings and specifications
  • Acting as an adviser/superintendent to the contractor on certain aspects of the work, 
  • particularly by giving instructions that ensures soundness and practicality of in performing the assigned tasks.
  • Manage the assigned Amref assets, work-plans and budgets including processing 
  • relevant financial transactions where necessary

Human Resources management

  • Foster good teamwork in the department and entire organization
  • Identify and manage internal conflict through appropriate resolution mechanisms, where necessary involving the supervisor

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Maintain and keep detailed records of all aspects of the works and provide timely reports to the organization as may be required especially for purpose of monitoring and evaluation of the project/works.

Programmes Support

  • Provide technical support to any Amref programme implementing construction projects through participation and offering necessary technical advice in the line of construction related activities.

Networking &Relations Management

  • Represent the project in the various technical working groups and committees,provide feedback and develop networks needed to support Amref Health in Africa in Kenya 
  • deliver on planned results

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
Education and knowledge
 

  • Degree in Building Construction, Construction Management or Higher Diploma with extensive experience in construction management or related field is required; 
  • Certifications in construction related areas are an added advantage.
  • Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Minimum of Three (3) years’ progressively work experience, particularly in the areas of building construction management.

Liaison And Knowledge Management Officer, Gavi (Re-Advertisement)

JOB PURPOSE
The CSO Liaison and Knowledge Management Officer – Young Professional will report directly to the Programme Manager and be responsible for the unit’s knowledge management, collection and dissemination of information, communication and liaison within and between the hosting unit and the external stakeholders.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Programme Manager to develop and manage a knowledge management (KM) strategy.
  • Manage a CSO Constituency membership database to ensure up to date member details and
  • increase membership transparency and visibility through real time analytics on geographic location, technical expertise, and other organisational characteristics across Constituency members.
  • Support CSO mapping efforts, in close coordination with the Gavi Secretariat and other aligned donors and partners.
  • Provide timely information on Gavi Full Portfolio Planning (FPP) and national processes to Constituency Members.
  • Support the development and dissemination of knowledge and experience through enhanced communication, strengthened knowledge products and publications.
  • Propose and promote creative solutions for knowledge management that support the CSO hosting arrangement’s objectives.
  • Support the establishment and facilitation of a community of practice (CoP) for CSOs, and foster systematic learning across the Gavi Alliance, Gavi CSO Constituency and broader CSO and health space.
  • Actively liaise with Gavi CSO partners in West Africa/francophone Africa and outside the African continent.
  • Prepare KM and management analytical reports.
  • Support he establishment of and manage the operation of KM online tools and monitoring the same.
  • Organize and implement trainings for the core team on KM.
  • Provides administrative and logistics services to the Amref Gavi CSO team under the
  • supervision of the Finance and Administration Officer.
  • This includes working with the Advocacy Manager to convene monthly coordinating calls with the Constituency in order to strengthen linkages.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Sciences, International Development or a closely related field.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in cross–cultural environments and ability to work with a diverse stakeholders.
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 35 years.
  • Demonstrable ability in communicating complex ideas simply.
  • Ability to operationalise a strategy into action and track record in managing large databases or information.
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills, and demonstrate high levels of integrity.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with computer spreadsheets to manage data bases.
  • Strong ability to multi–task and deliver quality work within tight deadlines.
  • Competence and familiarity with Microsoft office and use of internet.
  • Language skills: Excellent spoken and written English; Proficiency in French is an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Communications Officer, Gavi (Re-Advertisement)

JOB PURPOSE
The Communications Officer will report directly to the Programme Manager and support activities related to branding and visibility, development of messages, managing the website and dissemination of project information in consultation with the Programme Manager. They will also work closely with the wider Amref Global Communications Unit for appropriate guidance and support on the role execution.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Programme Manager to develop and implement communications campaigns and strategies and monitor their success.
  • Determine strategic communications campaigns that will help further the CSO hosting arrangement objectives.
  • Produce and disseminate quarterly newsletters with the CSO Constituency and partners, in English and French.
  • Lead the development and regularly update a new Gavi CSO website with increased
  • functionality, strengthening exchanges with Gavi communications and social media, ensuring
  • increased visibility of Gavi CSO Constituency on Gavi’s sites through stories, articles, and blogs.
  • Create internal communications protocols and initiatives that will foster employee morale.
  • Support the creation of communications material and content that support the CSO hosting
  • arrangement brand and support the advocacy agenda, including white papers, website copy, and more.
  • Develop and produce stories of how CSOs are supporting delivery, accountability,
  • communications or providing technical support to country plans, and contributing to placing
  • a focus on equity and vulnerable populations, aligned with Gavi Alliance 5.0 and CSCE approach priorities and strategic focus.
  • Represent the CSO hosting arrangements at relevant events and press conferences.
  • Reach out to influencers, media and beyond in order to arrange story placement on a national and global level.
  • Develop and manage communications tools for the CSO Constituency and Gavi CSO Steering Committee.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or other related field

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in designing and executing marketing and communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Strong experience in the use of social media to advance a communications strategy/agenda.
  • Up to date on industry trends in communications and knowledge management and able to stay ahead of the latest developments in the industry.
  • Experience working in the health development space an added advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Language skills: Excellent spoken and written English; Proficiency in French is an added advantage.
  • Great interpersonal skills and a team player.

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