Deadline: June 15, 2021
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based international research institute committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant multidisciplinary research. Our researchers address important development issues and challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as education, population, health, aging, urbanization and wellbeing. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action, engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings, influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.

The APHRC seeks to recruit an Associate Research Scientist – Statistician to work in the West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Senegal.


  • Contribute to the development of information systems and provision of analytical methodological support and advices to researchers
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit
  • Provide statistical advice and support to researchers developing proposals and writing scientific papers
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff to contribute to the design of proposals for grant applications, scientific writing analytical support and/or information systems development
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff to conduct literature reviews
  • Ensure the recruitment, training and supervision of field interviewers
  • Oversee/lead development of field and training manuals
  • Ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained
  • Oversee fieldwork in the execution of the research projects to ensure timely implementation of field activities.
  • Ensure community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research
  • Contribute to the development of project reports
  • Contribute to institutional publications including and not limited to lay dissemination materials such as policy/research briefs and fact sheets
  • Contribute to policy engagement and the unit’s strategic planning
  • Contribute to cultivation of relations with key institutional donors
  • Represent the Center at high level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees
  • Define own area of research interest through developing proposals, concept notes and publishing in the area

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in Statistics, Data Science, Econometrics, Demography, Public Health, Sociology or equivalent in related disciplines
  • Have 3-5 years’ of relevant post-doctoral experience
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications which utilize defined analytical methodologies
  • Experience in developing proposals. Evidence of previous successful grants will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research projects, including experience in conducting, coordinating and managing surveys
  • Proven experience in conducting desk reviews
  • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with good familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA, R). Expertise in qualitative methods, including familiarity with qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo) will be an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team
  • Experience working in Francophone West Africa
  • Must be bilingual with (fluently communicate and write in English and French)

 Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application letter and CV in English via our recruitment portal by June 15th, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

Immeuble Diallo Lô, 5e étage Lot 325-327 CICES VDN, Dakar Sénégal


 APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of persons at risk