Deadline: September 22, 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 and with a West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Dakar, Senegal. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Research Officer to work in the WARO in Senegal.


  • Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects;
  • Develop study tools, training and manuals and field guides to use for data collection;
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of the field team;
  • Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality;
  • Mobilize and educate the community in relation to the research project;
  • Participate in the development of research proposals;
  • Support translation of project documents from English to French and vice-versa;
  • Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers;
  • Prepare regular field and project reports;
  • Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences; and
  • Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the projects’ findings.

Qualifications and Experience :

  • Master’s in Demography, Statistics, Economics, Public Health, Geography, Sociology or related disciplines.
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research setting.
  • Experience conducting field data collection, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • Experience managing field research teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and French.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
  • Experience working in Francophone West Africa.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email to with the subject ‘Research Officer’ by September 22, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 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

5e étage Immeuble Diallo-Lô, 325-327 CICES VDN, Dakar – Sénégal


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