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Research Officer Vacancy

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 its Education Research Program (ERP).

The overall purpose of the job is to participate in the design and implementation of the ERP research projects.


• Coordination of data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities
• Participation in community mobilization
• Liaison with various government agencies and partner organizations
• Assisting in writing scientific papers including literature review
• Preparing project reports and policy briefs

Essential Skills

• MA, MSc, or MEd in Economics, Education Planning or Administration or any other relevant field with strong quantitative skills
• Experience in program design, implementation, coordination
• Familiarity and experience with social science/education research protocol
• Good computer literacy skills
• Excellent monitoring and evaluation and report writing skills Desirable
• Knowledge of multiple statistical software packages such as STATA or SPSS.
• Evidence of scientific writing (e.g publication in journals) will be an added advantage
• Evidence of participation in research field work activities
• Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks, meet deadlines
• Initiative and innovation in assessing situations, conflict resolution, team building
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent oral and written communication in English

Please apply enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees (at least one of whom must be a current/former employer) to the address below by April 28, 2010. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please indicate the position you are applying for on the envelop or on the subject line for those
applying by email (

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

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