Director of Research, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Due Date: 2017-10-29
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) (http://aphrc.org/) has retained SRI Executive Search (www.sri-executive.com ) to assist with their search for an exceptional candidate to fill the position of the Director of Research.
The Director of Research will provide oversight over the different research programs/units to ensure that the research conducted is sound from its design to its implementation and its products and provide guidance on the strategic direction of the Center’s research division. The job holder is a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Required Qualifications Education
The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in any of the social or health science disciplines (public health, sociology, anthropology, education, economics, statistics, demography, etc) Relevant Experience
At least 10 years of post-PhD experience in an academic or research institution, five of which must be at a senior management level;
Very good technical grounding in research methodology;
Demonstrated ability to attract large competitive research grants (> US $1m in size)
Strong publications record in top tier journals
Experience supervising /mentoring young researchers either in an academic or non-academic setting
Good understanding of systems supportive of a conducive research environment
Management and leadership skills
Experience in financial and project management
Solid fundraising record for training programs
Extensive experience working in sub-Saharan Africa
Must be proficient in English language, bi-lingual is an advantage.
Research management systems
Managing institutional ethical review boards
Partnerships and Networking
How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV and a supporting letter in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Ms. Carol Mallari at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 29th October 2017 at 5pm GMT. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.