RESEARCH OFFICER (WARO)

DEADLINE: April 7, 2021
OPEN JOB

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.

 Duties/Responsibilities:

  • 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 :

  • Masters 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 submit their application letter and CV in English via our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ by April 07, 2021. 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

5e étage Immeuble Diallo-Lô, 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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