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  • Health Economist at African Population and Health Research Center

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2019 Deadline: 23 January, 2019
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  • The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans.

    Health Economist

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    Job Description

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Lead in the development of costing data collection tools
    • Design and manage costing/ cost effectiveness related projects in the MCW Unit
    • Coordinate / supervise actual data collection (costing) for various projects in the Unit
    • Lead the management and analysis of cost data for various projects in the Unit
    • Contribute to scientific writing, and production of reports
    • Any other responsibility assigned by the MCW unit leader

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • PhD in Health Economics or closely related field
    • Experience in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Nutrition and/or early child development will be an added advantage.
    • Experience in conducting, managing and analyzing costing data collection/ surveys
    • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting health economics / costing/ cost effectiveness data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS).
    • Experience and familiarity with a diverse set of costing data sets will be an added advantage
    • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa will be an added advantage
    • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel).
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are encouraged to send a statement of research interests and goals (1page), and CV with contact details of three referees, to jobs@aphrc.org 

    Applications will be considered until January 23, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Cover letters should be addressed to:

    The Human Resources Officer

    African Population and Health Research Center

    P.O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi

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