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Research Officer Job in Kenya – NGO

Research Officer
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub- Saharan Africa.
Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans. The Center seeks to recruit a research officer to work within its Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Unit.
·         Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval
·         Develop study tools, training and manuals and field guides to use for data collection
·         Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of 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
·         Conduct 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
·         Master of Science in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Anthropology or related disciplines
·         At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research setting
·         Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti.
·         Experience conducting field research and managing research team
·         Excellent oral and written communication in English and Swahili
·         Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
How to apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal by September 6, 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P. O. Box 10787 – 00100
For more information about APHRC visit APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children*

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