Deadline: October 18, 2021
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based 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 Research Officer to work in the West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Senegal on Education and Youth Empowerment related projects.


  • Contribute to various stakeholder engagement activities such as inception meetings and policy engagement in Senegal, Mali and Niger;
  • Participate in workshops, meetings, conferences and report on the proceedings;
  • Support the development of study protocols, application for ethical approvals and research permits;
  • Participate in scientific publications and other dissemination resources such as technical reports, donor reports, briefing papers and blogs;
  • Contribute to proposal development efforts in the EYE Unit;
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field staff during data collection;
  • Participate in development and review of study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection; and
  • Undertake desk reviews.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters in any of the following areas: education, economics, sociology, population studies/demography, statistics or related discipline.
  • At least two years’ post-Masters qualification experience in a research setting.
  • Proven qualitative and quantitative skills, with familiarity with related analysis packages STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti.
  • Experience conducting field research and managing data collection teams.
  • Experience in engaging policy makers and key stakeholders with research evidence.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to communicate and write in both English and French.

 Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application letter and CV in English via our recruitment portal by October 18, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:

 The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

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


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