The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, nongovernmental 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 a Research Officer, with excellent qualitative skills and a working knowledge of quantitative skills or excellent quantitative skills and a working knowledge of qualitative skills to work within its Education Research Program. The ideal candidate should have strong interest in education research.
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.
Masters degree in any of the following: Education, Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Developmental Studies or in other related social sciences
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 preferably in schooling and education settings, 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 encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://jobs.aphrc.org by 25th March 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Cover letter should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi