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Research Officer Job in Kenya

Research Officer

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Center seeks to recruit a Research Officer to work in a newly funded research project to investigate the role of multi-sectoral approaches in the making and implementation of policies for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention. 

This will be done by compiling evidence on NCD prevention policy making in five African countries including Kenya using a case-study approach.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct a comprehensive document and literature review on established policy analysis frameworks
  • Lead the process for obtaining ethical approval for the Kenya case study
  • Develop study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection for the Kenya case study
  • Coordinate the recruitment and training of the field team as well as field work for the Kenya case study
  • Conduct interviews with a variety of actors using qualitative research techniques
  • Plan, set up logistics and coordinate several research-related workshops for participants from the five countries
  • Coordinate policy outreach activities including policy dialogue and research dissemination events
  • Assist in writing scientific papers
  • Preparing project reports
  • Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the project’s findings
  • Other duties as required.
  • MA, MSc, in Sociology, Public Health, Policy Analysis or related discipline with at least two years’ post-graduate experience, preferably in a research program
  • Experience in research program design, implementation and coordination
  • Demonstrable experience conducting field research and managing a research team
  • Knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Evidence of scientific writing (e.g. peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, books, etc.)
  • Experience using qualitative data management software like Nvivo, and training or experience in policy analysis will be an added advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks, meet deadlines
Candidates who meet the requirements above should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected remuneration and providing contact details of three referees to the address below. 

Online applications should be sent to by May 21, 2013. 

Please, indicate “Research Officer - NCD” on the subject line of the email application or on the envelope. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Human Resources Officer
African Population & Health Research Center
P. O Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi

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