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Associate Research Scientist

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

The APHRC seeks to recruit an Associate Research Scientist to work in the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit within the Research Division.

Responsibilities

· Begin to define own area of research interest through developing proposals, concept notes and publishing in the area;

· Mentor junior staff including postdoctoral researchers and research officers;

· Represent the Center in high-level national and regional forums;

· Initiate and lead research proposals in the program and manage relevant budgets;

· Oversee the review and translation of research tools;

· Oversee/lead development of field and training manuals;

· Ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;

· Ensure the recruitment, training and supervision of field interviewers;

· 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 the research project is done;

· Conduct literature reviews;

· Lead and contribute to scientific paper writing;

· Lead the development of project reports;

· Lead and participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences;

· Contribute to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as– policy/research briefs and fact sheets) in relation to the projects one is working on;

· Oversee data cleaning and analysis;

· Monitor project budgets and expenditure;

· Contribute to proposal development in the program; and

· Prepare project progress reports to donors.

Qualifications and Experience

· PhD in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology or other relevant areas; a minimum of 2 years’ post-doctoral experience.

· Demonstrated skills and expertise in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis and related statistical software.

· Demonstrated experiences in mental health research, with peer-reviewed publications on the subject will be an added advantage.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application and include:

I. A letter of application;

II. A statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and

III. CV

through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ by August 19, 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

Website: www.aphrc.org**

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons**

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