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Massive Recruitment by a NGO in Nairobi Kenya – APHRC

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, education and health issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

The Center seeks to recruit the following for its NIHR Mapping Project in Korogocho and Viwandani:

Field Interviewers
·         Identify study boundary and targets
·         Consenting study participants
·         Self-editing of all completed numbered structures to ensure all the structure are accurately mapped.
Qualifications and Skills:
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum grade C+ (Plus) holder
·         Resident of Korogocho or Viwandani
·         Computer literate with a good understanding of basic computer operations
·         Fluent in English and Kiswahili
·         Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills
Interested candidates are requested to send in their application letter and CV together with the following information to the below email address.
·         Cover letter clearly indicating village and DSS Residence
·         CV listing 2 referees
·         Copies of your academic certificates and relevant testimonials.
All application letters should be emailed to by close of business Friday March 09, 2018.
Please indicate the job title as the subject of your email. Application documents should include:

Software Developer
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-informed policy research. Our researchers are contributing to the body of evidence about the critical barriers preventing optimal population health and wellbeing among the most vulnerable of Africa’s urban poor: the six in ten people who live in the informal settlements, or slums, that crowd the continent’s urban centers.
The Software Developer will be part of a team of software developers responsible for creating applications for data collection, entry and management as well as other applications for the various research units alongside providing innovative solutions to various research problems. This team creates desktop apps, web-enabled platforms as well as cloud based solutions using the latest technologies and frameworks, combined with traditional Microsoft technology. The team will follow agile principles and use DevOps tools to move ideas to production quickly. Candidate must be an innovative self-starter as well as a team player.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Prepare and document program requirements, specifications and data dictionaries for various databases
·         Consistently create and maintain software programs and applications according to specifications
·         Assist in the development and maintenance of user manuals and guidelines

·         Train Field Interviewer(s) or Data Entry staff in the use of data collection applications
·         Design and implement data quality algorithms to check data quality and to monitor data in the early stages of data collection
·         Liaise with Data Analysts and other Software Developers to resolve problems with software products or data issues
·         Write views to retrieve data for analysis and conversion of the data to format required by researchers
·         Design software programs to generate double entry reports and other quality checks, where necessary
·         Be accountable for proper app and data backups, disaster recovery procedures such as use of version control systems, and automated backups
Technical skills
·         Core C#,, ASP.Net MVC, LINQ, NHibernate or Entity Framework, Spring.Net, Continuous Integration, JQuery, CSS, AJAX
·         Knowledge and experience in the use of DBMS e.g. MSSQL Server, MySQL, Postgres and writing complex queries and views to retrieve or transform data
·         Knowledge and experience in developing web apps using modern web frameworks e.g. Laravel, Django, Zend
·         Knowledge and experience in developing both Hybrid and Native mobile apps is an added advantage
·         Clear understanding of Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures and Software Design Patterns
·         DevOps/Automation Tools

Qualifications and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent in relevant area;
·         Five (5) years post-qualification experience;
·         Excellent writing and presentation skills; and
·         Experience managing longitudinal data management systems is desirable.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal
Applications will be considered up to March 06, 2018.

Communications Assistant 
The right candidate is a nimble multitasker with a background that includes exposure to web, print and multimedia design, able to calmly handle a complex workload, is responsive as well as proactive, pays close attention to detail, and is comfortable working closely with an array of creative professionals while shepherding products to completion.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Support the development of a variety of products including print, graphic and multimedia collateral for research units
·         Oversee production of those products in coordination with the procurement team, ensuring that contracting, payment and other procedures are followed
Skills and Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Design or a related field
·         At least two years of post-qualification work experience in content creation, preferably at an international organization
·         Visual media skills including use of still and video camera; ability to contribute to the development of video storyboards and basic editing to a professional standard
·         Some knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing, including Microsoft Publisher, and Adobe or Corel suites
·         Strong professional communication skills, both written and verbal
·         Experience in using social media channels and extending their reach
·         Experience of supporting the creation of digital media and publishing across a variety of platforms including but not limited to Storify, Prezi, Slideshare and YouTube
·         Demonstrated willingness to work as part of a team
·         Networking, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills coupled with resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgment
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal and should include: Portfolio of work (no more than 5 samples, 3 of which must be published versions) to also include one piece of designed collateral; Cover letter must include at least two paragraphs emphasizing experience working in production of creative content.
Please include one reference of someone who can speak directly to your ability to manage a complex and varied workload. Applications will be considered up to March 20, 2018.
Cover letters should be addressed to: –
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO Nairobi
For more information about APHRC visit
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children

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