• African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC)
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jan 05, 2018 - Jan 09, 2018
Full time Research

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop study tools, training 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 sensitize stakeholders about the research project
  • Participate in the development of research proposals
  • Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects
  • Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers
  • Carry out policy analysis on specific issues in education and/or youth
  • 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
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Skills and Qualifications

  • Masters in any of the following areas: Education, Economics, Psychology, Applied Statistics, Sociology, Development Studies or related disciplines
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research or policy analysis 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 teams
  • Experience in engaging policy makers with research evidence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and at least one African language
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines