• African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC)
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jan 05, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
Full time Research

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead on all aspects of an in-depth qualitative investigation on experiences and impacts of Kenya’s older persons cash transfer program in two informal urban settlements in Nairobi
  • Lead and contribute to scientific writing and the development of donor or other reports on the qualitative investigation and other, relevant, research outcomes
  • Lead and contribute to the design of related research activities, and the development of research proposals within the aging program.

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD in Social Gerontology, or related fields. The fellowship should be taken up within two years of completion of doctoral degree;
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant subject areas
  • Experience or strong interest in the areas of aging, social protection and intergenerational relationships
  • Strong qualitative research skills (data collection, management, analysis (by hand and with software packages), interpretation, reporting)
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).


  • Experience of conducting empirical research with older persons
  • Experience of conducting empirical research in sub-Saharan African settings
  • Experience and high levels of familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team;
  • Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants.