Executive Director

Transforming lives in Africa through research

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is committed to generating an Africa-led, African-owned body of evidence to inform decision-making for an effective and sustainable response to the most critical challenges facing the continent. The approach integrates work across three divisions: Research, Policy engagement and Communication, and Research Capacity Strengthening.

We are now seeking a highly accomplished and experienced Executive Director to provide inspirational thought leadership to the team as well as across the scientific community in Africa. The Executive Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans in an organized, cost-effective and timely manner in consultation and alignment with the Board of Directors. Internally, the Executive Director will oversee the strategic leadership and implementation of the programmatic objectives of the organization and for ensuring proper oversight of day-to-day operational management. The Executive Director will lead a team of leaders for the overall accomplishment of the Center’s goals and planned impact on the scientific community within Africa.

The role offers a unique challenge to represent the Center and to build upon its momentum in excellence and growth. The successful candidate will bring experience in leading or being a part of academic research excellence; have experience in external engagement and organizational representation and a track record in successful operational management. They will be a compelling communicator able to represent APHRC effectively and able to play a leading role in the cultivation and development of colleagues for the field-building of scientific research across Africa.

The successful candidate will be a strategic leader with relevant research and demonstrable management experience with clear alignment to the vision of APHRC.

To apply please upload a full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held) alongside a cover letter detailing relevant skills and experience to http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2895.

The deadline for applications is Friday 21ST April 2017 at 5pm EAT.

The role will be based at our Nairobi, Kenya headquarters office and the salary is competitive with the market rate and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

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