Deadline: March 31, 2021
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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.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to work in the Health and Systems for Health Unit to join a vibrant Non-Communicable Diseases research group.


  • Provide leadership to a scientific research team in Chronic Disease Management projects;
  • Lead desk reviews, policy analysis and contribute to systematic reviews;
  • Lead the development of study protocols and tools and ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;
  • Ensure the recruitment, training and supervision of field interviewers;
  • Ensure community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research project is done;
  • Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources of the project;
  • Lead the development of project reports;
  • Oversee data quality and analyses;
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit;
  • Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed;
  • Represent the Center at high level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees;
  • Contribute to institutional publications including and not limited to lay dissemination materials such as policy/research briefs and fact sheets; and
  • Contribute to the unit’s strategic planning.

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology or any related Medical Sciences; ideally 0-2 years after PhD completion.
  • A medical background in Medicine or Nursing would be preferred.
  • Experience working in a research institution, managing research projects.
  • Research experience in Non-Communicable Diseases Research in Africa.
  • Excellent Scientific writing skills.
  • Strong quantitative skills: experience with mixed methods will be an added advantage.
  • Strong proposal writing skills.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application and include:

  1. A letter of application;
  2. A statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and
  3. CV

through our recruitment portal by March 31, 2021.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