Research Job in Kenya

Position: Research Analyst

Period: 3 months with a possibility for extensions for another 3
months based on performance

Salary: Competitive remuneration will be offered commensurate with
qualifications, skills and experience.

Job description

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is a
regional non-profit research and policy Institute established in 2010 to help
bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in
Africa.

Our primary purpose is to contribute to sustainable development through
using evidence and advocacy to strengthen political commitment and resource
allocation for development issues; informing the design and implementation of
effective interventions; and strengthening governance and accountability
structures for tracking development challenges in Africa. AFIDEP is registered
as a Non-Governmental Organisation in both Kenya and Malawi (where it has
offices) and as a non-profit institution in the USA with 501(c)3 status. For
further details about AFIDEP and its work refer to www.afidep.org.

AFIDEP seeks to engage a dynamic and experienced Research
Analyst
 for an initial period of three months with a
possibility for extension for another three months, to join our research team
in an exciting project on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Kenya.

The candidate should have advanced skills in qualitative and
quantitative data analysis with demonstrable experience in producing research
reports, scientific publications and policy-oriented products and conducting
policy analysis.

Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a PhD
    in Demography, Public Health or related field in the Social Sciences. A
    Master’s degree with proven track record in conducting research and
    publishing in peer-reviewed journals will also be considered.

  • Demonstrated experience in
    working on adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues in Kenya both
    from the research and policy perspectives.

  • Strong background and minimum
    two years experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative data
    collection and analysis.

  • Minimum of two years practical
    experience in project management

  • Demonstrable experience in
    conducting critical policy and political economy analysis

  • Proven track record in writing
    policy briefs and other policy products andpublishing in journals

  • Strong interpersonal skills and
    ability to engage with collaborators from diverse cultures

  • Excellent communication and
    writing skills

  • Ability to analyse qualitative
    and quantitative data from both academic and policy products

  • Ability to work independently
    with an output based mindset

How to apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications should email:

1) A cover letter illustrating their suitability against the
listed qualifications /competencies and skills;

2) Current CV including three relevant referees.

The cover letter and the email should have the title of the
position “RESEARCH
ANALYST – SHORT TERM”
as the subject.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] not
later than 22ND June
2020
 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

AFIDEP is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process.
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