Government Liaison Officer at African Population And Health Research Center (APHRC)

African Population and Health Research Center

Government Liaison Officer at African Population And Health Research Center (APHRC)

Jobs in NGO / Non-Profit Associations  at African Population And Health Research Center (APHRC)

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and conducting policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues on the continent.
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Government Liaison Officer

 Duties/Responsibilities

  • Prepare and continually refine a synergistic government liaison strategy.
  • Support advocacy and policy engagement efforts by actively identifying opportunities with relevant government agencies and facilitating APHRC’s participation.
  • Map and maintain a stakeholder database and manage the day-to-day relationships with all key influencers and other partners in various government agencies.
  • Represent and offer support in relevant government technical meetings and engagements and actively seek out, identify, advice on, and implement opportunities for collaborative work across different government departments.
  • Prepare and give feedback to government agencies on the program impact realized periodically and prepare joint plans.
  • Ensure timely preparation of application documents for speedy submission to the relevant government agencies for approvals, and follow-up with relevant authorities.
  • Engage with programs providing insights on government priorities and mode of operation
  • Oversee implementation of agreed plans.
  • Contribute to fundraising providing inputs relevant to their role.
  • Lead the identification of government priorities in research, policy and capacity strengthening.
  • Manage risks and mitigation strategies, and public policy matters that could impact APHRC’s interests in Kenya.
  • Participate in managing APHRC reputation through strategic engagements with the National and County governments, the ministries, international agencies, donor community, NGOs/CBOs, and local communities.
  • Participate in building relationships to strengthen the strategic positioning, skill and effectiveness of selected local, national and regional coalitions key policymakers, legislators and governments to influence policy and practice.
  • Ensure that relations with other Governments and international organizations are carried out in accordance with standard liaison practices.
  • Coordinate government official visits to APHRC, both inbound and outbound.
  • Facilitating meetings, ensure proper etiquette for official engagements, and streamline interactions with dignitaries and other VIPs.
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Qualifications, Skills, and Experience 

  • Masters level degree in Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience engaging governments on issues relevant to APHRC work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and coordination skills.
  • Very proactive with the ability to inform, influence, negotiate and connect with the relevant people.
  • Stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrated networks in government, civil society etc.
  • Understanding of different policy-making processes in Kenya.

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Government Liaison Officer at African Population And Health Research Center (APHRC)

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