Deadline: April 30, 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 its Aging and Development Unit to lead the Care Work and Economy Africa project in Senegal. This is a program of research and policy engagement to help advance the development of transformative early child care and long-term care systems and economies.


  • Provide leadership to scientific research team or project in an area related to Care Work and Economy Africa project in Senegal;
  • Lead desk reviews, policy analysis and development of protocols and tools;
  • Contribute to policy engagement and the unit’s strategic planning;
  • 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;
  • Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources of the project;
  • 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
  • Oversee data quality and analyses.

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in Sociology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Economics, Demography or related fields.
  • Experience working in a research institution, managing research projects.
  • Research experience around aging and long term care work would be an added advantage.
  • Must be being bilingual (English and French) and preferably from Senegal or very familiar with the setting in Senegal.
  • Excellent scientific writing skills.
  • Good quantitative or qualitative skills; experience with mixed methods will be an added advantage provided one is very strong in quantitative or qualitative methods.
  • Strong proposal writing skills.

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

through 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