Research Officer Job in Kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Research Officer Job in Kenya 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is
an African-led and Africa-based international research institute committed to
conducting high quality and policy-relevant multidisciplinary research. Our
researchers address important development issues and challenges facing
sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as education, population, health, aging,
urbanization and wellbeing. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful
action, engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research
findings, influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Research Officer with expertise
in Early Childhood Development (ECD) to work in the Maternal and Child
Wellbeing Unit within the Research Division.

  • Manage
    early childhood development (ECD) integrated
    project including recruitment and training of field workers, supervision
    of field work, data management and scientific writing.
  • Contribute
    to proposal development to strengthen scientific knowledge in ECD or
    related fields.
  • Coordinate
    policy engagement and dissemination of project research findings to
    appropriate audiences.
  • Take
    lead in preparing progress and end-of-grant reports to donors.
  • Master’s
    degree in ECD or other relevant fields or Bachelor’s degree with extensive
    experience in ECD or related research.
  • Good
    writing skills on relevant subject areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience
    in working with young children, with a strong interest in ECD.
  • Experience
    in conducting literature reviews, particularly on ECD or related fields.
  • Proven
    experience in conducting household surveys and/or community-based surveys.
  • Either
    (i) strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data),
    with extensive familiarity with statistical packages (Stata, SAS or SPSS);
    or (ii) expertise in qualitative methods, specifically, familiarity
    with common qualitative analysis software packages e.g. NVivo.
  • Computer
    literacy in Microsoft packages (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel).
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work within a
    culturally diverse team.
  • Experience
    working in slum or rural contexts or with pastoralist communities in
  • Experience
    in collecting observational data.
  • Experience
    in community and stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience
    and familiarity with diverse health and social science datasets.
  • Experience
    in developing proposals and attracting research grants.
  • Publication
    record in peer-reviewed journals focusing on ECD or related fields.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email
to with the subject ‘ECD Research Officer’ by December
13, 2019
.  Only short listed candidates will be
contacted.  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

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer
and is committed to the protection of children