APHRC Research Officer Job in Kenya

Research Officer

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, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. 
The Center seeks to recruit a Research Officer, with excellent qualitative skills and a working knowledge of quantitative skills or excellent quantitative skills and a working knowledge of qualitative skills to work within its Education Research Program. The ideal candidate should have strong interest in education research.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval
  • Develop study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of 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
  • 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
  • Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the projects’ findings
  • Other duties as required.
Required
  • Masters degree in any of the following: Education, Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Developmental Studies or in other related social sciences
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research setting
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS or NVivo
  • Experience conducting field research preferably in schooling and education settings, and managing a research team
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://jobs.aphrc.org by 25th March 2016.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Cover letter 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
Website: www.aphrc.org


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