APHRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Nutrition) Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Nutrition)

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental
research organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health,
education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with expertise in nutrition to work in the Health Challenges and Systems Program within APHRC’s Research Division.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead and contribute to proposal development;
  • Participate in the design of scientific research and training tasks within the Program;
  • Lead and contribute to the implementation of projects including project design; project management
    including field work management, data management and analysis, scientific writing, and reporting to donors;
  • Lead in policy engagement and dissemination of research findings to appropriate audiences.

Qualifications and experience:

  • PhD in Nutrition Studies, Public Health or closely related fields. The fellowship should be taken up within two years of completion of doctoral degree;
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Experience and strong interest in the areas of nutrition and, Public Health;
  • Proven experience in conducting household surveys;
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with Statistical Packages (e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS) and qualitative data analysis software (e.g. NVIVO); and;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).


  • Expertise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), nutritional epidemiology and nutrition transition will be an added advantage;
  • Experience and familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team; and,
  • Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants.

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Updated: January 25, 2017 — 6:52 am