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