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, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center seeks to recruit two Research Officers, one with excellent qualitative and another with excellent quantitative skills to work within its Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health Program.
Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval
Develop study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection
Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field team
Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality
Mobilize and educate the community in relation to the research project
Participate in the development of research proposals
Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers
Prepare regular field and project reports
Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences
Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the projects’ findings
Other duties as required.
Master of Science in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Anthropology or related disciplines
At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research setting
Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS or NVivo
Experience conducting field research and managing a research team
Excellent oral and written communication in English
Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
Interested candidates are invited to send applications via email no later than 15th September 2015, enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contacts details of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Research Officer – Qualitative” or “Research Officer – Quantitative” on the subject line of the email. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru