Deadline: February 29, 2024
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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.

APHRC seeks to recruit a Training Program Coordinator to work in its Research and Related Capacity Strengthening (RRCS) Division to support the management and coordination of the Training Program. This is an opportunity to join an existing team dedicated to conducting research and related capacity strengthening focusing on postgraduates, early and mid-career researchers, and other professional that work with health researchers.

This is a new role arising from the implementation of the current five-year strategic plan which has, subsequently triggered tremendous growth in our programs. The position will require international travels.


  • Conduct resources and capacity needs assessments to identify knowledge and skill gaps to be addressed through different support modalities (e.g., short course training, fellowships, etc.).
  • Support curriculum development process for select courses (i.e., lead the curriculum design, content and method development, course piloting, implementation, and evaluation) whether conducted on-line, in-person, or blended.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of Training-of-Trainer (ToT) workshops for facilitators (English or French speaking) in preparation for planned short courses.
  • Lead the recruitment of facilitators and participants for planned short courses, ensuring diversity and Africa-wide reach.
  • Support course facilitation (i.e., serve as lead trainer in at least one course (e.g., Grants Proposal Writing; Impact Evaluation; Implementation Research; Mixed Methods Research; Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis; Scientific Writing; etc.).
  • Conduct course evaluation, including instrument development, formative assessment (e.g., training needs assessment prior to training to identify skills and knowledge gaps to be addressed) and summative assessment (e.g., end of training or follow-up evaluation survey to assess impact of the training on participants and/or institutions), including data collection, analysis, and report preparation.
  • Manage database of course curricula, participants, facilitators (including consultants) and related training records, ensuring training materials and equipment are regularly updated.
  • Lead the dissemination of the Research Support Hub training opportunities and recruitment of participants.
  • Liaise with the Virtual Academy (VA) Coordinator to ensure APHRC short courses are available in the VA platform, ensuring materials are up to date and are accessible in English and French.
  • Design and implement monitoring & evaluation (M&E) tools to continuously monitor project implementation and lead report writing based on M&E data collected.
  • Lead the dissemination of best practices to appropriate audiences, including conference presentation and manuscript writing when appropriate.
  • Contribute to RRCS program sustainability by supporting proposal development.
  • Support marketing of APHRC short courses to potential individuals and institutions.

Qualifications, Skills, & Experience

  • PhD in Education (preferably with emphasis in curriculum & instruction), Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • At least 10 years post-master’s experience in an academic or research setting.
  • Hands-on experience developing training resources and short courses and conducting capacity strengthening activity in academic settings and/or research institutes.
  • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing & interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. Stata, R, SAS or SPSS).
  • Expertise in mixed methods research approaches.
  • Experience with e-learning platforms.
  • Good record of publications (at least 5 as lead author in peer-reviewed journals).
  • Good oral communication and writing skills in English and French.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and coordination skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

This position is classified under Internationally Recruited Positions (IRP), Grade VI in our scales.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through Training Program Coordinator. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required submit a Police Clearance Certificate at a certain stage of the recruitment process. 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


Special Notice

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request to support their participation in the recruitment process.