Date Advertised: 15th Sept, 2022

Closing Date: 10th Oct 2022

Position Vacant: Knowledge Management and Research Capacity Development Consultant

Type: Parttime/Consultant [ X ] Fulltime salaried personnel [ ]

Scope: Individual [ ] Institutional [ ] Either [ X ]

About AICS: The African Institute of Children Studies (AICS) is nongovernmental, notforprofit PanAfrican organization. AICS vision is “a responsive and nurturing world for every child” and the mission is to provide a onestopshop for knowledge and experts on childhood, child development and welfare.

It is registered in Kenya (2009), South Sudan (2011), Uganda (2015), Zimbabwe (2018), with plans to expand to other African countries. AICS also has registered liaison office in Phoenix, Arizona State, USA. Our broad goal in the Strategic Plan 20202025 is to “enhance AICS effectiveness and visibility in contributing to policy and program interventions in Africa”. We provide a platform for people to generate solutions to various challenges facing children.

Background of the assignment: The successful candidate for this position will support a project aimed at building local capacity for research that will inform policy advocacy and design of intervention in East and Southern Africa. The primary output is a Localization Research Hub. In addition, we will seek to develop capacity for action research as well as other institutional capacity for local humanitarian organizations in the region. The call for localization stems from concerns over gaps between growing humanitarian needs and a slower increase in available resources, so funding local actors offers the chance of improved costeffectiveness and financial sustainability. It also stems from the desire to decentralize the humanitarian system and the declining legitimacy of internationally supported humanitarian action.

Duties and responsibilities of the incumbent:

  • Develop a proposal guiding establishment of the Localization research hub
  • Conduct action research capacity gap assessment at among selected partners
  • Develop a resource package for building capacity for conducting action research
  • Facilitate a codesign workshop with consortium partners
  • Conduct a desk review on localization of research

NB: The project will be implemented over a period of 6 months.


Qualifications and skills required:

  • A degree in public health or social science, a Master degree is an added advantage,
  • Professional experience in action research in resource limited settings
  • Have integrity and commitment to produce desired results within set timelines
  • Proven technical solving techniques in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ability to coordinate others, to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels;
  • Be team player with proven managerial and administrative skills;
  • Have a high degree of professional experience, competence and leadership qualities required
    for effective planning, directing and control of monitoring and evaluation programs
  • Selfmotivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy;
  • Thorough understanding of and fully committed to achieve the aims of the localization
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English, proven ability in information
    analysis and report writing to deliver highquality products in a timely manner;
  • Familiar with donor funded programmes in humanitarian sector

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications enclosing

  • A 2page proposal indicating how you will deliver the assignment
  • Detailed financial proposal
  • A detailed CV of the lead consultant, including three references, daytime phone number (s)
    and email address
  • Copies of academic certificates
  • Sample written work, preferably published in peer reviewed journals

Send these documents to the address below not later than 10th Oct, 2022. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Attn: Head of Human Resources


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