Global Health CorpsClosing Date : 2017-01-18
Duty Station : Blantyre, Malawi
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Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Knowledge Translation Officer (KTO) will work closely with AFIDEP staff on the population change and sustainable development initiatives, health systems strengthening projects, or communications and knowledge management teams, or a combination depending on individual interests. The position mainly entails carrying out research, generating and synthesizing knowledge, identifying gaps and opportunities; and providing evidence and practical solutions that can enable policy makers to address inequalities and barriers to access in delivery of population, sustainable development, and health programs and interventions.


Coordinate the implementation of research projects including data collection and collation, data analysis, and systematic evidence and policy reviews Promote application of research findings in decision-making processes at national, regional, and international levels Write critical research reports Contribute to capacity building and knowledge generation/synthesis activities Contribute to proposal writing Develop and disseminate policy-oriented advocacy materials

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor s degree in public health, population studies, economics, communications sciences, social sciences, or related field* Preferred: Master s degree in above fields Strong qualitative and/or quantitative research skills* Demonstrated excellent writing and communication skills in English* Minimum of three years of relevant experience in research; program management; knowledge translation; policy engagement, including scientific writing, synthesizing and translating research evidence into outputs that are usable by policymakers; developing policy-oriented advocacy materials; and monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs Relevant training in research and policy analysis work A track record in coordinating research programs and partnerships Understanding of key policies and stakeholders in the field of development, specifically population, health and communications in Malawi Demonstrated experience in use of scientific software (Endnote, SPSS, Stata, Nvivo) for data analysis and management Analytical and critical thinking Additional official language such as French is an added advantage Ability to work with minimal supervision, results-oriented Strong accountability and attention to detail Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure
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