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Job Vacancy: Research Officer (West Africa Regional Office – Senegal)
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based international research institute committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant multidisciplinary research.
Our researchers address important development issues and challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as education, population, health, aging, urbanization and well-being.
Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action, engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings, influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.
The APHRC seeks to recruit a Research Officer to work in the West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Senegal.
Major Responsibilities:
·         Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects
·         Develop study tools, training and manuals and field guides to use for data collection
·         Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of the 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
·         Support translation of project documents from English to French and vice-versa
·         Conduct a 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 and Experience
·         Masters in Demography, Statistics, Economics, Public Health, Geography, Sociology or related disciplines
·         At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research setting
·         Experience conducting field research and managing research team
·         Excellent oral and written communication in English and French
·         Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines
·         Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team
·         Experience working in Francophone West Africa

Job Vacancy: Post-doctoral Research Scientist (West Africa Regional Office – Senegal)
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based international research institute committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant multidisciplinary research.
Our researchers address important development issues and challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as education, population, health, aging, urbanization and wellbeing.
Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action, engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings, influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.
The APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Research Scientist to work in the West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Senegal.
Major Responsibilities:
·         Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the WARO;
·         Participate in the design of scientific research and training tasks;
·         Lead and contribute to the implementation of research projects in the following fields: Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health; Urban Health; Demography, Impact
·         Evaluation and related research fields. Tasks include and are not limited to: project design, project management and documentation, training of research assistants, field supervision, data management and analysis, technical report writing;
·         Actively engage in scientific publications including peer-reviewed articles, briefing papers and blogs;
·         Contribute to scientific writing, and production of donor reports; and,
·         Lead in policy engagement and dissemination of research findings to appropriate audiences.
Qualifications and experience
·         PhD in Demography, Statistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Geographic, Health Economics or a related field or any other related discipline;
·         Experience working in a research institution, conducting research, leading research programs or managing research projects;
·         Strong proposal writing skills with a good track record of winning research grants;
·         Good quantitative skills, with extensive familiarity with statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SPSS or SAS);
·         Excellent scientific writing skills and a good record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa;
·         Experience in research capacity strengthening and facilitation of research training will be an advantage;
·         Ability to competently use both English and French languages in writing and speaking.
Desirable
·         Experience and familiarity with a diverse set of 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;
·         Experience working in Francophone West Africa.

Job Vacancy: Communications and Advocacy Officer (West Africa Regional Office – Senegal)
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based international research institute committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant multidisciplinary research.
Our researchers address important development issues and challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as education, population, health, aging, urbanization and wellbeing.
Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action, engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings, influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.
The APHRC seeks to recruit a Communications and Advocacy Officer to work in the West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Senegal.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Lead and/or oversee content editing for a variety of products including corporate products such as annual reports, newsletters and brochures, policy briefs, fact sheets, blogs etc.
·         Lead media outreach including implementation of media and social media strategy
·         Oversee development of innovative multimedia products including infographics, short films and animations
·         Engage with policy-makers and relevant stakeholders to support policy dialogues
Skills and Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Social marketing, Social Sciences, Community engagement, Advocacy or a related field
·         At least five years of post-qualification work experience in communications, writing and content creation, preferably at an international organization
·         Excellent editing and writing skills as well as ability to translate complex scientific facts into accessible messages for general audiences
·         Visual media skills including use of still and video camera; ability to develop video storyboards and basic editing to a professional standard
·         Knowledge of graphic design and desktop publishing, including Microsoft Publisher, and Adobe or Corel suites
·         Experience in using social media channels and extending their reach
·         Experience of creating and editing digital media and publishing across a variety of platforms including but not limited to Storify, Prezi, Slideshare and YouTube
·         Familiarity with approaches for planning, executing, and monitoring social media strategies
·         Excellent existing network of media contacts at sub-regional level (West Africa)
·         Demonstrated willingness to work as part of a team
·         Networking, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills coupled with resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgment
·         Experience working in Francophone West Africa
·         Excellent oral and written communication in English and French
How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their Application letter and CV in English to jobs@aphrc.org with the subject “Communications and Advocacy Officer -WARO” by December 05, 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
5e étage Immeuble Diallo-Lô, 325-327 CICES VDN, Dakar – Sénégal
Website: www.aphrc.org
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children

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