• Research Officer at African Population and Health Research Center

  • Posted on: 14 June, 2018 Deadline: 15 June, 2018
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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. The Center seeks to recruit a research officer to work within its Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights unit.


    Research Officer


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects
    • Develop study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection
    • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field teams
    • Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality
    • Mobilize and sensitize key stakeholders about research projects
    • Participate in the data analysis, scientific writing and research proposals development
    • Prepare regular field and project reports
    • Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with relevant audiences
    • Take lead in preparing progress and end-of-grant reports to donors
    • Support development of funding proposals
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Masters in any of the following areas: Public Health, Epidemiology, Sociology, Biological Sciences, Applied Statistics, Development Studies or related disciplines
    • At least two years’ post-Masters qualification experience, preferably in a research setting
    • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti
    • Experience conducting field research and managing data collection teams
    • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili
    • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines
    • Publication record in peer-reviewed journals

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Population and Health Research Center career website on hrs.aphrc.org to apply

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