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Research Officer Job in Kenya – NGO

Research Officer
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub- Saharan Africa.
Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans. The Center seeks to recruit a research officer to work within its Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Unit.
Responsibilities
·         Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval
·         Develop study tools, training and manuals and field guides to use for data collection
·         Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field team
·         Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality
·         Mobilize and educate the community in relation to the research project
·         Participate in the development of research proposals
·         Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers
·         Prepare regular field and project reports
·         Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences
·         Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the projects’ findings
·         Other duties as required
Qualifications
·         Master of Science in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Anthropology or related disciplines
·         At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research setting
·         Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti.
·         Experience conducting field research and managing research team
·         Excellent oral and written communication in English and Swahili
·         Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
How to apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal http://hrs.aphrc.org by September 6, 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P. O. Box 10787 – 00100
Nairobi
For more information about APHRC visit www.aphrc.org. APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children*

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