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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: May 5, 2023
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    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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    Senior Research Officer

    Duties / Responsibilities

    • Engage stakeholders and lead in the co-creation of governance arrangements;
    • Enablement of trans disciplinarily in APCC operations;
    • Develop standard operating procedures for research cohorts participating in the APCC;
    • Develop guidelines for consistency in data and bio-specimen governance across the APCC (sharing, ownership, commitment to harmonizing);
    • Support the development of guidelines dealing with and resolving conflict (dispute/grievance mechanisms with sufficient independence to adjudicate less or more serious issues regarding sharing data);
    • Develop guidelines for authorship and publications using APCC materials;
    • Provide templates for APCC rational and proposed activities in line with in-country data protection and sharing guidelines;
    • Develop guidelines for onboarding and managing country specific principal investigators and data producers;
    • Development of guidelines of how unexpected challenges such as epidemics, may influence governance principles and structure;
    • Develop communication products e.g. blogs on data governance in an ecosystem with multi-disciplinary datasets;
    • Represent the Centre in high- level national and regional forums including relevant technical working groups and expert committees;
    • Lead and participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences;
    • Plan and coordinate the APCC program and its activities including supporting activities of the governance and capacity building cores;
    • Ensure implementation of policies and practices as per Wellcome Trust regulations;
    • Maintaining budget and tracking expenditures/transactions by working closely with the project grants and financial officers;
    • Manage communications on APCC through media relations, social media and the APHRC Policy Engagement and Communication team;
    • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda for APHRC related activities; and
    • Prepare monthly/quarterly project reports.

    Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

    • At least seven years’ post-master’s degree experience in a research setting.
    • Experience conducting field research and managing data collection teams.
    • Experience in engaging policy makers and key stakeholders with research evidence.
    • Good writing skills and experience in developing standard operating procedures in relevant subject areas.
    • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

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