Deadline: April 30, 2024
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a premier research-to-policy institution, generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African research and development ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development. The Center is Africa-based and African-led, with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a West Africa Regional Office (WARO), in Dakar, Senegal. APHRC seeks to drive change by developing strong African research leadership and promoting evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) across sub-Saharan Africa.

As part of its activities, APHRC is currently undertaking a study on Lived Experiences of Abortion in Togo as part of the “She Makes Her Safe Choice 2.0” program being implemented in four countries in West and Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun and Togo). The research project aims at exploring women and adolescent girls’ experiences towards unintended pregnancies and the way they navigate abortion decision making, in order to better understand the barriers and opportunities to access safe abortion advice, products, and care. To carry out day-to-day activities of the project in Togo, APHRC seeks to recruit a Country Coordinator. The appointment will be for a period of 8 months.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Supervise and monitor the project activities in Togo in collaboration with the project manager;
  • Ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;
  • Conduct literature reviews in the project’s main areas of interest in order to identify gaps, determine relevant research opportunities and define priority actions, where necessary;
  • Develop study tools, training manuals, and field guides to use for data collection;
  • Support the recruitment and training of field team;
  • Coordinate and support fieldwork and be responsible for data quality;
  • Support data management and analysis;
  • Draft reports, policy briefs and fact sheets based on study findings;
  • Mobilize and sensitize key stakeholders about the research project;
  • Produce periodic activity and project reports;
  • Participate in the dissemination of research findings;
  • Contribute to scientific paper writing; and
  • Perform other duties to advance the project’s objectives as may be assigned by the Principal Investigator.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience 

  • Masters in Anthropology, Sociology or related disciplines with expertise in ethnography.
  • At least one year post-Masters qualification experience preferably in a research setting.
  • Excellent research planning, monitoring, and reporting skills.
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of qualitative software such as NVivo or Dedoose.
  • Excellent proficiency in French (native speaker) with demonstrated excellent writing and analytical skills (including reports and manuscripts).
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and prioritize competing responsibilities.
  • Experience conducting field research and managing the research team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
  • Experience working in urban and rural areas in Togo.
  • Experience working in sexual and reproductive health research, more specifically on abortion.
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing ethnographic data.
  • Experience in community and stakeholder engagement.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and CV via email to by April 30, 2024 indicating the vacancy title “Togo Country Coordinator” as the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 Special Notice

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.