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Human Resources Assistant

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans.
APHRC seeks to recruit a Human Resources Assistant to join its HR team for a fixed period of three months.

 Key Responsibilities

·         Participate in talent recruitment and selection process
·         Manage leave and attendance records including preparation of monthly reports
·         Support in management of staff records and keep them confidential
·         Participate in preparation of periodic reports on various HR activities
·         Maintain and update the HR information system
·         Carry out general administrative duties for the HR unit


·         Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field
·         At least 1 year relevant post-qualification experience, preferably in an international NGO
·         Strong interpersonal skills with ability to maintain confidentiality
·         Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
·         Proficient in MS Word and Excel
·         Ability to operate a HR Information System
·         Knowledge of Kenya Labour Laws.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that conducts high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to engage an entry level Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (M,E&L) Assistant for an initial period of six months to assist in tracking and synthesizing corporate success indicators. The ideal person will be someone who is looking to develop a career in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.


·         Bachelor’s degree in any field from a reputable university
·         Post graduate professional training in M&E
·         Advanced training in MS. Excel
·         Ability to synthesize and document technical information
·         Strong qualitative and quantitative skills
·         Strong written and oral communication skills
·         Ability to learn fast

Researcher (Nutrition)

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental research organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.  APHRC seeks to recruit a Researcher with expertise in nutrition to work in the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit within APHRC’s Research Division. This is an opportunity to join an existing research group dedicated to research in maternal and child health and nutrition.

Key Responsibilities

·         Lead and contribute to proposal development;
·         Engage in evaluations of interventions with young children and families;
·         Lead and contribute to the design of scientific research and training tasks within the Unit;
·         Lead and contribute to the implementation of nutrition and other related projects. Tasks include project design and activities related to project management such as field work and data management;
·         Contribute to scientific writing and production of donor reports;
·         Supervise and mentor junior research staff at the Center; and,
·         Lead in policy engagement and dissemination of research findings to appropriate audiences.


·         PhD in Nutrition, Public Health;   or closely related fields;
·         Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa;
·         At least three years post-doctoral experience in research in Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN);
·         Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants, particularly in MIYCN;
·         Demonstrated experience in managing research teams and partnerships;
·         Proven experience in conducting household surveys;
·         Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS); and
·         Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel);
·         Rank is open and successful candidates may be appointed at Associate (3-5 years), Research Scientist (5-8 years) or Senior Research Scientist (10+ years) levels depending on experience and track record.
·         Expertise/experience in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Early Childhood Development (ECD) will be an added advantage;
·         Experience and familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets;
·         Expertise in qualitative methods, including familiarity with qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo);
·         Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
This position comes with an attractive, internationally competitive remuneration package including employer paid medical, travel and life insurance cover. Allowances toward in-relocation (for those recruited from outside Kenya), and dependents’ education are provided. Preference will be given to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to send via email, their letter of application, a statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages), and CV with contact details of three referees to Please indicate ‘Nutrition Researcher’ on the subject line of the email.  Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P.O Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

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