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Research Officer Job in Kenya

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, quality assurance, analysis, and dissemination activities
  • Participate in data cleaning
  • 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, Education Psychology, Statistics, Linguistics, sociology or any other relevant field with strong quantitative and/or qualitative skills
  • Experience in program design, implementation and coordination
  • Familiarity and experience with social science/education research protocol
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS or NVivo
  • Excellent monitoring and evaluation and report writing skills
  • Evidence of scientific writing (e.g publication in journals) will be an added advantage
  • 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 to the address below by April 12, 2013. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please indicate ’Research Officer – ERP’ on the envelope or on the subject line for those applying by email:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO, 

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