Deadline: April 14, 2022
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non- governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy relevant-research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center through its Research and Research Capacity Strengthening Divisions has opened up internship opportunities in the following projects for a period of 3-6 months starting Mid-April 2022.

  • Urban Education III.
  • Improving the quality of child-care centres through supportive assessment and ‘communities of practice’ in informal settlements in Nairobi.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the Kidogo model in empowering women and strengthening their capacities to engage in paid labor opportunities through the provision of quality childcare: an exploratory study in Nakuru County, Kenya.
  • Supporting the writing of manuscripts documenting the impact of APHRC short course trainings.
  • Evaluation of the Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition for COVID 19 prevention: The inclusion of people with disabilities, older people, and older adults with disabilities.
  • Improvement of water services supplied by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company in Kibera, Kenya.
  • Reckitt Study (Handwashing in Low income settlements in Kenya).
  • The Zero Hunger Initiative.
  • Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion – Calculus of Sex Program.
  • Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion (Incidence of abortion survey in Liberia and Sierra Leone).
  • Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion (CPSE) – Sexual and Gender Minority.
  • Ethnography of infanticide in Senegal.
  • Barriers and opportunities to safe abortion in humanitarian settings in East Africa.
  • Kinship, Nuptiality, and Child Health Outcomes in a Low Income Urban Area.
  • The Zero Hunger Initiative (II).
  • Kenya National Adolescent Mental Health Survey.

Responsibilities– Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Work with the assigned supervisor to develop a set of objectives for the internship, a work plan, and to deliver on the objectives
  • Work closely with an identified supervisor to provide frequent project updates, reports etc.
  • Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed
  • Submit an article/ publication to institutional crediting work (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets)
  • Make at least one brown bag presentation during their internship period at APHRC
  • Submit a written report at least 1 week before the end of their attachment at APHRC
  • Submit an internship/visiting scholar feedback form

Minimum Qualifications and Experience requirements:

  • At least completed your bachelors in the last six months, ongoing or completed Master’s degree in any of the following areas: population studies/demography, statistics, epidemiology, economics, social sciences, or related discipline.                                             More information in the field of education required can be found in the individual  project write up.
  • This call is open to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries.
  • The internship will mostly be virtual.

Requirements – interested applicants are required to:

  • Submit a curriculum vitae
  • Submit a certificate of your completed undergraduate degree or master’s degree.
  • A recommendation letter from a previous/current supervisor supporting your suitability for the internship.
  • Identify up to 2 projects that you would like to work on from this  link

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application through  this link  by April 14, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Human Resources Manager

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

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