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  1. Kitutu JR

    Kitutu JR Member

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    Ifakara Health Institute Position Description
    Title: Director of Knowledge Synthesis & Communication
    Institute Overview: Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a Tanzania based non-governmental organization
    with a mission of developing and sustaining health research and resource institute capable of generating
    new knowledge and relevant information for public health policy and action. IHI is one of the leading
    research outfits in Africa maintaining collaboration with several other research organizations in the
    world. Since its inception in 1957, IHI has been known within and outside of Tanzania for its
    contributions in improving public health. For instance, in 2008, the Institute was a recipient of the
    prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation for its contribution to the fight
    against malaria through research, training and dissemination of information for policy making.
    Position Summary: Director of Knowledge Synthesis & Communication guides the following three
    units: Resource Center, Data Analysis Center, and Data Systems Unit with an overarching goal of data
    collection, data and policy analysis, as well as general and issue-specific communication to advance IHI’s
    mission. The position requires a broad-based skill set that includes outstanding analytical, managerial,
    strategic communications, and interpersonal abilities; broad experience in public policy; and a deep
    knowledge of public health and economic issues.
    · Direct the formulation, execution, and management of a data, policy, and analysis framework
    necessary for evidence based policy options using the results of our own work and those of
    · Create tools and systems that will result in improved metrics to measure policy and program
    · Ensure IHI scientists and researchers apply strong data, analysis, and M&E framework from the
    conception and implementation of a research program to the reporting of its findings.
    · Ensure IHI strategic work contributes to maximizing population health gain by developing data
    and analysis systems to study impact and inform decision-making.
    · Track (and report internally) current national, international, and global economic, political,
    social and other trends important to inform effective execution of IHI strategy.
    · Proactively identify and maintain funding opportunities to help increase visibility of IHI research
    findings (and those of others) to boost political will for better public health policy and action.
    · Develop and implement a broad communication agenda to promote IHI image and create public
    awareness of IHI role and its function in the community.
    · Master or PhD in statistics, public policy, economic development or other relevant field, with
    applicable experience.
    · A minimum of 7 years management experience with significant exposure to national,
    international and developing world issues and public health systems.
    · Demonstrated success in progressive leadership roles developing and managing policy and
    advocacy organizations, programs, or initiatives requiring a combination of strong analytical,
    writing and management skills.
    · A deep understanding of public health, with a special emphasis on policy and public affairs.
    · Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication and customer service skills in complex
    organization involving multiple stakeholders and cultures.
    · Excellent leadership, diplomacy and inter-personal skills.
    · Facilitation skills.
    · Track record of working well with others in teams.
    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, Ifakara Health Institute
    To apply for this position, please email your letter of interest and CV to:, OR
    Mail to: Ifakara Health Institute
    Attention: Bakari Bakari
    P.O. Box 78373
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Deadline: June 30th, 2011
    Ifakara Health Institute is an equal opportunity employer dedicated and focused on diversity.
    The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They
    are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills for this job