Deadline: December 8, 2021
Closed Job

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.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to work in the Health and Systems for Health Unit within the Research Division.


  • Oversee/lead development of field and training manuals;
  • Oversee the review and translation of research tools;
  • Oversee fieldwork of the proposed research projects to ensure timely implementation of field activities;
  • Support proposal writing and other fund raising activities within the unit;
  • Oversee data management and analyses;
  • Lead and contribute to scientific paper writing;
  • Lead the development of project progress reports;
  • Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences;
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the program;
  • Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed; and
  • Represent the Center at high-level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees.

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Health Economics, or any related field.
  • Experience in conducting program evaluations, and managing research projects.
  • Possess quantitative and qualitative research methods and analytical skills with expertise in quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA).
  • Strong scientific writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
  • Experience managing projects with multiple partners.
  • Past experience managing projects dealing with HIV prevention will be an added advantage.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application in English and include:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A detailed CV
  3. Statement of research interest and goals (1-2 pages)

via our recruitment portal Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. 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