Research Specialist – DFID Kenya

The Department for International Development are advertising a vacancy for a Research Specialist based in Nairobi but involving frequent travel in the region and to the UK.

The successful applicant will be an essential part of the East Africa Research Hub (EARH) working on providing evidence support to DFID country offices and their programme to support research systems development.

Their main responsibilities in the first 6 months will be to manage an ongoing portfolio of research and support, providing maternity cover for EARH’s Research Specialist. This will mean leading a new programme of research on urbanisation and well as a portfolio of ongoing research covering regional growth and country-specific studies for Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

They will also lead EARH’s engagement with these DFID country offices. In addition they will provide technical advice to DFID’s programme of support strengthening research systems in eastern Africa and EARH’s engagement with wider UK support for science and research in East Africa.

For the full job description, please click here. To download an application form, click here and to read the Civil Service Competency Framework, please click here.

The closing date for applications is 17 January 2018.