2019-2020 Global Health Corps Fellow – Knowledge Translation Officer

Global Health Corps
Lilongwe, Malawi
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The Knowledge Translation Officer (KTO) will support the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) staff on a combination of its core areas of focus, depending on individual interests. The role will entail carrying out translation research, engaging with policymakers to promote uptake of practical evidence in decision-making processes, and strengthening institutional and individual capacity for evidence-informed decision-making.

-Coordinate the implementation of translational research projects including secondary data analysis, scenario modeling, policy and program analysis and audits, and systematic review and synthesis of evidence
-Promote application of research findings in decision-making processes at national, regional, and international levels
-Write research reports
-Contribute to capacity building and knowledge generation/synthesis activities
-Contribute to proposal writing
-Develop and disseminate policy-oriented advocacy materials
-Write papers on ecosystem of evidence use and subject areas of focus for publication in journals and policy oriented outlets

Skills and Experience:
-Master’s degree in public health, health economics, population studies or development economics, education, governance, development communications, or related field*
-Minimum of one year of professional experience in quantitative/qualitative research*
-Demonstrated excellent English writing skills with experience in scientific writing, synthesizing research evidence into outputs that are usable by policymakers, or developing policy-oriented advocacy materials*
-Relevant training in policy analysis, e.g. monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs*
-Strong project management skills, as evidenced by exceptional results in an academic or professional setting, especially coordinating research programs and partnerships
-Demonstrated ability to use scientific software (Endnote, SPSS, Stata, SAS, Nvivo, or R) for data analysis and management
-Working proficiency in French or another official language
-Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure
-Analytical and critical thinking
-Ability to work with minimal supervision, results-oriented, accountable, and attention to detail
-Understanding of key policies and stakeholders in the development sector, specifically in the areas of population, health, and communications in Malawi

About the Organization:
AFIDEP is an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank that seeks to bridge the gaps between development research, policy, and practice in Africa. Our vision is to make research evidence matter in African-driven development by ensuring that African governments and other development actors have access to and consider the most relevant and robust evidence whenever they make decisions to improve policies and interventions chart the directions that countries should take to spur rapid, inclusive, and sustainable socio-economic development. Our work seeks to strengthen leadership and capacities for evidence informed policy-making and fortify the practical evidence and technical assistance that decision-makers use to enable African countries move beyond rhetoric to action. Our current areas of focus are population change and sustainable development, education, skills development, and health system strengthening with a focus on reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health.

More information about this role can be found at: https://ghcorps.org/knowledge-translation-officer-m01-int/

Additional Information

Are you interested in using your skill set to make a global impact? Do you want to continue developing as a leader? Apply to be a 2019-2020 Global Health Corps Fellow! Global Health Corps is a leadership development organization that offers a yearlong paid multidisciplinary fellowship for emerging leaders, ages 21-30, through partnership with nonprofits and government agencies on the front lines of health, in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and the US. GHC annually offers 130 + different roles across skillset from Monitoring & Evaluation, Communication, and Research, to Design/Architecture, Policy, and Data Analytics. Applicants do not need a health background to apply for the fellowship and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Throughout the fellowship year, GHC provides continuous leadership development training, and provides support and programming for fellows once they become alumni. For a full list of 2019-2020 roles, vist www.ghcorps.org/apply. Each role has a different description, detailing responsibilities, and required & preferred skills and experiences. Apply TODAY and join a network of nearly 1000 change makers across 42 countries!