RESEARCH OFFICER

DEADLINE: October 18, 2021
OPEN JOB

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.

 Responsibilities

  • 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 https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ 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

Website: www.aphrc.org

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

 

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