Deadline: November 28, 2019
Closed Job

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work under its Aging and Development Program.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead on all aspects of an in-depth qualitative investigation on experiences and impacts of Kenya’s older persons cash transfer program in two informal urban settlements in Nairobi
  • Lead and contribute to scientific writing and the development of donor or other reports on the qualitative investigation and other, relevant, research outcomes
  • Lead and contribute to the design of related research activities, and the development of research proposals within the aging program.

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD in Social Gerontology, or related fields. The fellowship should be taken up within two years of completion of doctoral degree;
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant subject areas
  • Experience or strong interest in the areas of aging, social protection and intergenerational relationships
  • Strong qualitative research skills (data collection, management, analysis (by hand and with software packages), interpretation, reporting)
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).


  • Experience of conducting empirical research with older persons
  • Experience of conducting empirical research in sub-Saharan African settings
  • Experience and high levels of familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team;
  • Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants.

The above position comes with an attractive, internationally-competitive remuneration package including medical, travel and life insurance cover. Allowances toward in-relocation and dependents’ education are also provided. Preference will be given to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries.

Interested candidates are invited to apply and include: letter of application; a statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and CV with contact details of three referees through our recruitment portal 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

NB: The position will be open until a suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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