Deadline: April 21, 2023
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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. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

APHRC seeks to recruit two Data Systems Developer Interns to learn while providing support in the implementation of a desktop version as well as web-based data management database applications for contacts (telephone, email), in order for the organization to effectively manage and organize information about its respondents.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Information Technology; should have graduated within the past one (1) year.
  • Skills in development of web applications with strong bias in HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and JavaScript.
  • Ability to analyze and critique requirements and make recommendations on possible solution designs.
  • Ability to complete work independently, incorporate client feedback, and deliver on time.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver quality deliverables while working with tight timelines.
  • Initiative and sound judgment, capability to understand and process client feedback to improve assignments.
  • Good eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
  • Strong analytical and excellent communication skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of design disciplines and processes such as client server solution architecture, MVC Models, OOP or High-performance solutions preferably using PHP, HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax and pre-processors like SASS and LESS is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge in the application of collaborative software tools such as SVN, GIT, CVS and Mercurial for version control purposes.
  • Familiarity with relational databases (schemas, design) and XML is a highly desirable
  • Skills in the use of web analytics tools (Google Analytics, Web trends, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of PowerShell, .NET platform, and/or C# programming is an advantage
  • Skills in designing interactive responsive user interfaces.

The successful candidate (s) will be engaged full time (40 hours/ week) for the period of the internship.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and CV through our recruitment portal by April 21, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Cover letters 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 vulnerable persons.