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
to define own area of research interest through developing proposals,
concept notes and publishing in the area;
junior staff including postdoctoral researchers and research officers;
the Center in high-level national and regional forums;
and lead research proposals in the program and manage relevant budgets;
the review and translation of research tools;
development of field and training manuals;
ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;
the recruitment, training and supervision of field interviewers;
fieldwork in the execution of the research projects to ensure timely
implementation of field activities;
community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the
research project is done;
and contribute to scientific paper writing;
the development of project reports;
and participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue
with appropriate audiences;
to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as–
policy/research briefs and fact sheets) in relation to the projects one is
data cleaning and analysis;
project budgets and expenditure;
to proposal development in the program; and
- Prepare project progress
reports to donors.
in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology or other relevant
areas; a minimum of 2 years’ post-doctoral experience.
skills and expertise in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis
and related statistical software.
experiences in mental health research, with peer-reviewed publications on
the subject will be an added advantage.
CARTA therefore seeks to recruit a Project Coordinator to coordinate course
review, transition to blended and ToT development activities. S/he will also
coordinate the CARTA activities in the Virtual Learning Academy and in the
partner institutions that will be implementing the ToT
1.Provide administrative support to the
process of review of courses and development of ToT courses through:
- Coordination of meetings, including town halls and
- Ensure documentation of resolutions made at
meetings, taking charge personally or ensuring there is appropriate
representation when the meetings conflict;
- Liaison with the team coordinators and
administrative officer on administrative and logistics matters of the
- Carrying out follow-ups with team members on the
review and ToT development processes;
- Liaison with external experts who will be supporting
the project; and
- Compilation of outputs of the course review and ToT
- Coordinate the ToT and local training activities at
the partner implementing institutions according to the NORHED plan, in
collaboration with the institutional-based coordinators:
- Monitor implementation of ToT and local training
activities at partner institutions and coordinate the Monitoring and
Evaluation activities related to the NORHED activities, liaising with the
M&E officer to ensure collection of complete data about the required
- Be the liaison person between the implementing
institutions and the CARTA Secretariat; and
- Report on ToT and local training activities to the
- Coordinate the Virtual Learning Academy activities
that relate to CARTA including:
- Coordinate participation of CARTA representatives in
the Phase I of the transition to blended to inform the framework of
- Coordinate the participation of CARTA facilitators
in the needs assessment of Phase I of the transition to blended;
- Coordinate participation of CARTA facilitators in
Staff Academy capacity building activities;
- Compile the outputs of the course development;
- Liaise with consultant and IT support to load the
generated courses in the APHRC Training Academy;
- Liaise with consultant and IT support to coordinate
the establishment of the CARTA Community of Practice; and
- Manage the CARTA Community of Practice.
- Support further institutionalization of CARTA
interventions at partner institutions:
- Support fundraising to facilitate
institutionalization activities at CARTA partner institutions; and
- Liaise with CARTA focal persons and university
representatives to promote and support institutionalization activities at
CARTA partner institutions.
- Research on impact of CARTA training interventions
and institutionalization activities of the CARTA program.
Qualifications and Experience:
Doctorate degree in Education related fields.
Experience and strong interest in research, research capacity strengthening and
Demonstrated prior experience in curriculum development, training, and
Hands-on experience coordinating different short course training workshops.
Experience with various training methods (including virtual, in-person
training, and blended offering) and up-to-date with new training methods and
Strong writing skills and good record of publications (at least 3 lead author
publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 5 conference presentations in
defined area of interest).
Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint, & MS
- Familiarity with postgraduate training in health
and/or social science related fields.
- Strong research quantitative skills and quantitative
- Experience with e-learning platforms.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
are invited to submit their application through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ by August
18, 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
African Population and
Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga
Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO,
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
protection of vulnerable persons**