POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST (SRMNCAH)

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022
OPEN 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.

APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to work in a nationwide incidence of abortion study in Kenya within the Health and Wellbeing (HaW) Theme.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Working with the project team to ensure the successful implementation of the Kenya Abortion Survey;
  • and other assigned projects;
  • Coordinate the Kenya Abortion Survey project activities, including planning and supporting training, data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  • Oversee/lead the development of field and training manuals;
  • Oversee the review and translation of research tools;
  • Oversee fieldwork of the proposed research project to ensure the timely implementation of field activities;
  • Support proposal writing and other fundraising activities within the Unit;
  • Ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;
  • Oversee data cleaning and analysis;
  • Lead the development of project reports;
  • Participate in the dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences;
  • Monitor project budgets and expenditure;
  • Prepare project progress reports; and
  • Lead and contribute to the development of manuscripts on abortion from this study and other topics within APHRC.

 Qualifications, Skills, and Experience 

  • PhD in Public Health, Community Health, or any related field with a specialization/focus on sexual, reproductive, maternal, and adolescent health and abortion research in Africa.
  • At least one year of post-doctoral research experience conducting research on sexual and reproductive health, especially on abortion, in Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research projects.
  • Skills in quantitative and qualitative methods, including experience in data analysis with familiarity in Stata.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work independently in a team.
  • Extensive experience and expertise working in abortion research (both quantitative and qualitative) and abortion policy in Africa.
  • At least four years working and engaging with stakeholders on the topic of abortion, and with knowledge of the post-abortion care landscape.
  • Demonstrable ability to write and publish scientific papers based on one’s publication history on sexual and reproductive health and/or abortion.

This position is classified under Internationally Recruited Positions (IRP), Grade VI in our scales.

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

  1. A letter of application;
  2. A statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and
  3. CV with contact details of three referees

through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are 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

Website: www.aphrc.org

 

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