African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC)

  • African Population and Health Research Centre - APHRC Campus, Manga Close, Nairobi, Kenya
  • http://aphrc.org

7 job(s) at African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC)

African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC) Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Duties and Responsibilities 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 sensitize stakeholders about the research project Participate in the development of research proposals Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers Carry out policy analysis on specific issues in education and/or youth 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 Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor Skills and Qualifications Masters in any of the following areas: Education, Economics, Psychology, Applied Statistics, Sociology, Development Studies or related disciplines At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research or policy analysis setting Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti Experience conducting field research and managing research teams Experience in engaging policy makers with research evidence Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and at least one African language Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines
African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC) Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Major Responsibilities Lead on all aspects of an in-depth qualitative investigation on experiences and impacts of Kenya’s older persons cash transfer program in two informal urban settlements in Nairobi Lead and contribute to scientific writing and the development of donor or other reports on the qualitative investigation and other, relevant, research outcomes Lead and contribute to the design of related research activities, and the development of research proposals within the aging program. Qualifications and experience PhD in Social Gerontology, or 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 subject areas Experience or strong interest in the areas of aging, social protection and intergenerational relationships Strong qualitative research skills (data collection, management, analysis (by hand and with software packages), interpretation, reporting) Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Desirable Experience of conducting empirical research with older persons Experience of conducting empirical research in sub-Saharan African settings Experience and high levels of 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; Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants.
African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC) Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Duties and Responsibilities Overall responsibilities for this position include documentation, knowledge management and sharing, capacity strengthening strategy development and implementation, events planning and organization as well as developing materials to support advocacy work. Specific tasks: Offer technical support and coordinate and co-facilitate capacity strengthening of civil society in line with project objectives Monitor implementation of communications, advocacy and policy engagement by civil society organizations and networks engaged in this project Support capacity needs assessments and development of training programs including mentorship and coaching approaches Develop periodic operational work plans and budgets for advocacy and capacity building interventions Coordinate meetings and workshops for civil society and other relevant stakeholders at regional level Monitor trends and track progress in institutional capacity, technical capacity and level of engagement of civil society in policy dialogue Regularly implement and monitor effective communications strategies with civil society and other relevant stakeholders and coordinate feedback mechanisms Contribute in reviewing training modules and modeling best practice from an array of capacity building  techniques Ensure that capacity strengthening initiatives are reported and documented, including lessons learnt Update and provide content for the website and manage peer-to-peer learning between civil society organizations Skills and Qualifications A Master’s degree in social sciences, communications, development studies or any other related field. A minimum of four years professional experience in advocacy, campaigns, policy engagement or capacity development-related activities, preferably with an international organization Extensive background and practical experience in civil society engagement, organization development, communication and advocacy in multiple national contexts Ability to coordinate major capacity-strengthening needs assessment and development and implementation of capacity-strengthening initiatives Previous experience in promoting sustainable financing is desirable Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment Excellent verbal and written communication skills Fluency in English and proficiency in French
African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC) Nairobi County, Kenya
Dec 06, 2017
Full time
Responsibilities (dependent on level appointed): Provide leadership to scientific research unit, program or project in a defined area of work Lead or support a cohesive team and ensure projects in thematic areas are efficiently implemented Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources in the unit, project or program Represent the Center at high – level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees Contribute to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets) Oversee data quality and analyses Qualifications and Experience PhD in social, health or behavioral sciences, including demography, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, Urban Studies, etc Rank is open and successful candidates may be appointed at postdoctoral (0-3 years), Associate (3- 5 years), Research Scientist (5-8 years) or Senior Research Scientist (10+ years) levels depending on experience and track record Experience working in a research institution, leading research programs or managing research projects Experience with conducting evaluations of interventions will be an added advantage Excellent scientific writing skills Good quantitative or qualitative skills; experience with mixed methods will be an advantage provided one is very strong in quantitative or qualitative methods Strong proposal writing skills and track record of winning research grants
African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC) Nairobi County, Kenya
Dec 06, 2017
Full time
Responsibilities (dependent on level appointed): Provide leadership to scientific research unit, program or project in a defined area of work Lead or support a cohesive team and ensure projects in thematic areas are efficiently implemented Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources in the unit, project or program Represent the Center at high – level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees Contribute to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets) Oversee data quality and analyses Qualifications and Experience PhD in social, health or behavioral sciences, including demography, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, Urban Studies, etc Rank is open and successful candidates may be appointed at postdoctoral (0-3 years), Associate (3- 5 years), Research Scientist (5-8 years) or Senior Research Scientist (10+ years) levels depending on experience and track record Experience working in a research institution, leading research programs or managing research projects Experience with conducting evaluations of interventions will be an added advantage Excellent scientific writing skills Good quantitative or qualitative skills; experience with mixed methods will be an advantage provided one is very strong in quantitative or qualitative methods Strong proposal writing skills and track record of winning research grants
African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC) Nairobi County, Kenya
Dec 06, 2017
Full time
Responsibilities (dependent on level appointed): Provide leadership to scientific research unit, program or project in a defined area of work Lead or support a cohesive team and ensure projects in thematic areas are efficiently implemented Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources in the unit, project or program Represent the Center at high – level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees Contribute to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets) Oversee data quality and analyses Qualifications and Experience PhD in social, health or behavioral sciences, including demography, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, Urban Studies, etc Rank is open and successful candidates may be appointed at postdoctoral (0-3 years), Associate (3- 5 years), Research Scientist (5-8 years) or Senior Research Scientist (10+ years) levels depending on experience and track record Experience working in a research institution, leading research programs or managing research projects Experience with conducting evaluations of interventions will be an added advantage Excellent scientific writing skills Good quantitative or qualitative skills; experience with mixed methods will be an advantage provided one is very strong in quantitative or qualitative methods Strong proposal writing skills and track record of winning research grants
African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC) Nairobi County, Kenya
Dec 06, 2017
Full time
Responsibilities (dependent on level appointed): Provide leadership to scientific research unit, program or project in a defined area of work Lead or support a cohesive team and ensure projects in thematic areas are efficiently implemented Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources in the unit, project or program Represent the Center at high – level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees Contribute to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets) Oversee data quality and analyses Qualifications and Experience PhD in social, health or behavioral sciences, including demography, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, Urban Studies, etc Rank is open and successful candidates may be appointed at postdoctoral (0-3 years), Associate (3- 5 years), Research Scientist (5-8 years) or Senior Research Scientist (10+ years) levels depending on experience and track record Experience working in a research institution, leading research programs or managing research projects Experience with conducting evaluations of interventions will be an added advantage Excellent scientific writing skills Good quantitative or qualitative skills; experience with mixed methods will be an advantage provided one is very strong in quantitative or qualitative methods Strong proposal writing skills and track record of winning research grants