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Job Vacancies: Research Assistants
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa based international research institute engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy research. 
Our researchers address important issues and challenges facing Africa in areas such as education, health, population, aging, urbanization and wellbeing. 

We engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings to influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.

APHRC seeks to recruit a research assistant in a project titled the effect of cultural institutions and culturally-sensitive facility-based delivery on maternal and newborn health service utilization and outcomes among pastoral dropout populations in Garissa, Kenya: a formative study. Also known as “Afya Kwa Ukoo”
Key Responsibilities
  • Liaise and coordinate with sub-grantees to ensure that implementation adheres to the protocol
  • Coordinate and supervise all data collection activities- which may involve medical record review, qualitative interviews and quantitative interviews.
  • Attend and represent the APHRC at County and sub-County meetings that have a bearing on the project (Maternal, newborn and child health)
  • Write and submit field progress reports as per laid down schedule
  • Perform project related duties assigned by the project manager or other person working on the project
  • Ensure community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research project.
  • Supervise and coordinate field work in the execution of the research project to ensure timely implementation of field operations.
  • Monitor field work and ensure field staff adheres to data quality guidelines.
  • Assist in the development of fieldwork project reports.
Qualifications and Experience
  • First degree in social sciences or other related field
  • At least one year experience in research activities in either qualitative or quantitative data collection.
  • Supervisory/leadership skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a research institution, coordinating fieldwork or research activities
  • Good quantitative or qualitative skills; experience with mixed methods will be an advantage provided one is very strong in quantitative or qualitative methods
  • MUST be based in Garissa
  • Worked in North Eastern before, speaks local language, experience working with multiple partners including government agencies. 
  • Good interpersonal skills, working under minimum supervision, and under tight deadlines.
  • Computer literate
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Be prepared to work full time on the project for the duration of the data collection.
  • Be willing to work outside normal business hours.
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and interviewing skills.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter and CV with contracts of three referees via email to by close of business August 28, 2017. 

Indicate on the email subject “Research Assistant” (APHRC) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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