The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, nongovernmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to fill the position of a Research Assistant in the Policy Engagement and Communication Division. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, able to demonstrate ability to be independent and innovative in thought, and have ability to analyze qualitative data and macroeconomic policies within APHRCs’ signature issues. The successful candidate will be working under the guidance of the policy analyst and policy manager.
Duties and responsibilities
Plan and participate in one-on-one meetings with identified key internal technical persons, and make follow-ups on the action points.
Draft meeting reports capturing key discussions and action points and transcribe interview notes
Support in analyzing policy recommendations in all APHRC’s research outputs including policy briefs, technical reports and media reports
Support in analyzing policies, government directives and strategies in APHRC’s signature issues
Contribute in developing APHRC’s policy analysis framework, including strategy and policy monitoring tool
Perform other PEC related duties as may be assigned
A Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics or Public Policy or related field
Excellent analytical skills especially qualitative data
Experience in transcribing interviews
Experience working with research, advocacy or academic institutions will be an added advantage.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://hrs.aphrc.org. Please indicate Research Assistant Policy on the subject line of the email. Applications will be considered until August 13, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted