The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and with a West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Dakar, Senegal. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
APHRC seeks to recruit a Project Officer for its Research Capacity Strengthening Division to support with the partnership coordination component for key projects in the division.
- Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the activities for the projects, in liaison with the Program Managers;
- Coordinate project meetings with various stakeholders, including partners and funders meetings, including compiling the meeting deliberations/minutes;
- Make follow-up with project partners on implementation and progress on specific project deliverables;
- Liaise with representatives of partner institutions on corporate events in the respective institutions;
- Compile progress reports and draft project reports for consideration by Project Managers;
- Keep records and ensure archiving of all project documentation; and
- Coordinate capacity strengthening activities of relevant projects.
- Master’s degree in Public Health related fields.
- Experience and strong interest in research and research capacity strengthening.
- Demonstrated prior experience in coordination, and monitoring and evaluation of projects.
- Strong report writing skills.
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint, & MS Excel).
- Familiarity with public health related research and research capacity strengthening projects.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ by September 15, 2021 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. 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 vulnerable persons