Consultant : Quantitative Data Manager

DEADLINE: February 15, 2024

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 research addresses important development issues and challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as education, population, health, ageing, urbanization and well-being. 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 Countdown 2030 Initiative for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (CD2030) is a global partnership of academic institutions, universities, and UN agencies that aims to improve the measurement and monitoring of women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health. The project focuses on intervention coverage and inequality coverage and strengthens regional and national capacities on evidence generation and use. As part of the consortium, APHRC is leading the Countdown work in SSA. Through regional networks, the Center brings together research and public health institutions with ministries of health from countries in the region to strengthen the evidence and advocacy in support of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and nutrition programs. The Countdown Initiative calls for the accountability of governments and development partners, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions for universal coverage of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. For more information, visit

The APHRC seeks to recruit a consultant Quantitative Data Manager based in Nairobi to support the countdown team for data management tasks.

Roles and Responsibilities and deliverables

  • Review and finalize the data request template to be shared with countries.

Deliverable: Data request template.

  • Receive all the relevant data from countries, review and make sure that right data (format and indicators) has been received from all countries.

Deliverable: relevant data received from all the countries in the countdown collaboration.

  • Support countries with analysis of data.

Deliverable: Countries supported in data management and data analysis.

  • Attend the country annual meeting and make a summary presentation of data received from countries and support countries in data management and analysis.

Deliverable: attendance and Facilitation at CAM meeting.

  • Review all the countries CAM reports and provide timely feedback to country teams.

Deliverable: All the reports reviewed and final reports submitted back to the countries as well as the project manager.

  • Contribute to the synthesis report summarising findings from all participating countries
  • Attend all the weekly facilitators meetings.

Required Skills and experience

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Statistics or relevant subject
  • Minimum five years of post-doctoral experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research projects, including experience in conducting, coordinating and managing surveys.
  • Expertise in quantitative methods, including familiarity with statistical analysis software packages (e.g. Stata)
  • Experience working with the DHIS2 data
  • Experience working with government, in particular with the Ministry of Health
  • Experience conducting evaluation research
  • Excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and in teams.
  • Being able to communicate in French and/or Portuguese would be an advantage


The duration of the assignment is a maximum of 40 days, from February 2024 to May 2024. A phased approach will be employed based on the finally agreed-upon schedule of deliverables.


The applicant must provide, at a minimum, the following information:

  • A cover letter, not exceeding one page, highlighting your qualifications and experience relevant to the terms of reference;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Contact information for three professional references.

If you meet the criteria above and are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letters, technical and financial proposals to  and copy  by February 15, 2024 with the subject: Consultant Quantitative Data Manager. APHRC will contact the short-listed candidates only.

Applications 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


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children