Deadline: October 28, 2022
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a West Africa regional office based in Dakar, Senegal. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

We seek to recruit a Human Resources Officer to support the day-to-day activities of our Human Resources unit. The position will be based at the regional office in Dakar and will also support HR processes in other areas in sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Participate in talent acquisition, on boarding new hires, performance management and retention;
  • Manage the processes for application for work permits, duty exemptions, visas etc. for expatriates;
  • Participate in the development, review and implementation/enforcement of HR policies and procedures;
  • Maintain employee records and keeping them confidential;
  • Update internal databases with new hire information;
  • Prepare reports and presentations on HR-related metrics;
  • Organize for team building events;
  • Support audit processes; and
  • Manage staff welfare schemes and initiatives.

Skills and experience requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or relevant field.
  • 3 years’ post-qualification work experience as a HR Officer, preferably in an NGO.
  • Knowledge of Senegal labor laws.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Familiarity with any Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) software.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in both English and French languages.
  • Be of Senegalese citizenship and residing in Senegal.

This position is classified under Nationally Recruited Positions (NRP), Grade V in our scales.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application in English  through our recruitment portal  by October 28, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a certificate of good conduct dating no more than 6 months. 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 vulnerable persons.