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 Data, Measurement and Evaluation Unit.
Designs and prepares standard operating procedures (SOPS and MOPs) for studies within the unit
Leads the process of obtaining ethical approval
Coordinates the recruitment, training and supervision of field team
Develops study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection
Manages field operations including data collection, supervision, data quality checks and documentation
Organizes and leads community and respondents mobilization in relation to the research projects
Participates in the development of research proposals
Conducts literature review and participates in writing scientific papers
Prepares project progress reports
In collaboration with PEC department, prepares dissemination materials and participates in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences
Presents results/findings at internal/external meetings
Identifies and works with the Software Development team, Data Analysts and Quality Control team to resolve data conflicts arising for research projects
Other duties as required
Qualifications and Experience
Master of Science in Demography, Health Economics, Public Health, Epidemiology, Applied Statistics, Quantitative Economics, or related disciplines
At least 3 years’ post qualification experience in a research setting
Experience managing high level quantitative and qualitative studies and surveys;
Proficiency with statistical software such as STATA and/or Nvivo is required;
Experience in writing peer-reviewed scientific papers and/or reports is desirable.
Experience conducting field research and managing research team
Excellent oral and written communication in English and Swahili
Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://hrs.aphrc.org by September 30, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to: