Post-Doctoral Research Scientists (2 Positions) at African Population And Health Research Center (APHRC)

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  • Company: African Population And Health Research Center (APHRC)
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) Jobs in KenyaData Science / Research Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and conducting policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues on the continent.

Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development of information systems and provision of analytical methodological support and advices to researchers;
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit;
  • Provide statistical advice and support to researchers developing proposals and writing scientific papers;
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff to contribute to the design of proposals for grant applications, scientific writing analytical support and/or information systems development;
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff to conduct literature reviews;
  • Ensure the recruitment, training and supervision of field interviewers;
  • Oversee/lead development of field and training manuals;
  • Ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;
  • Oversee fieldwork in the execution of the research projects to ensure timely implementation of field activities;
  • Ensure community mobilization and education of the community in relation to theresearch;
  • Contribute to the development of project reports;
  • Contribute to institutional publications including and not limited to lay dissemination materials such as policy/research briefs and fact sheets;
  • Contribute to policy engagement and the unit’s strategic planning;
  • Contribute to cultivation of relations with key institutional donors;
  • Represent the Center at high level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees; and
  • Define own area of research interest through developing proposals, concept notes and publishing in the area.
Qualifications and Experience
  • PhD in Demography, Populations Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Statistics, Data Science, Econometrics, or equivalent in related disciplines.
  • Have 2 years’ of relevant post-doctoral experience.
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications, which utilize defined analytical methodologies.
  • Experience in developing proposals; evidence of previous successful grants will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research projects, including experience in conducting, coordinating and managing surveys.
  • Proven experience in conducting desk reviews.
  • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with good familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA, R).
Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 31 May. 2022
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