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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 contribute to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) work in our Population Dynamics and Urbanization in Africa Theme within the Research Division.


  • Work with the team to ensure successful implementation of the assigned projects;
  • 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;
  • Ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;
  • Oversee data cleaning and analyses;
  • Lead and contribute to scientific paper writing;
  • Lead the development of project reports;
  • Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences;
  • Monitor project budgets and expenditure;
  • Prepare project progress reports;
  • 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/Environmental Health, Community Health, or any related field with a specialization/focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Africa.
  • At least one year’s post-doctoral experience conducting research on WASH in Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research projects.
  • Skills in quantitative and qualitative methods including experience in data analysis with familiarity in data analysis software.
  • Strong writing skills and evidence of peer reviewed publications in the subject matter/area of focus.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work independently in a team.

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 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. Those who had previously applied to this vacancy need not reapply. 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