Researcher (five position)

  • African Health and Population Research Centre (APHRC)
  • Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017
Full time Research

Job Description

Responsibilities (dependent on level appointed):

  • Provide leadership to scientific research unit, program or project in a defined area of work
  • Lead or support a cohesive team and ensure projects in thematic areas are efficiently implemented
  • Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit
  • Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed
  • Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources in the unit, project or program
  • Represent the Center at high – level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees
  • Contribute to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets)
  • Oversee data quality and analyses

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in social, health or behavioral sciences, including demography, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, Urban Studies, etc
  • Rank is open and successful candidates may be appointed at postdoctoral (0-3 years), Associate (3- 5 years), Research Scientist (5-8 years) or Senior Research Scientist (10+ years) levels depending on experience and track record
  • Experience working in a research institution, leading research programs or managing research projects
  • Experience with conducting evaluations of interventions will be an added advantage
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Good quantitative or qualitative skills; experience with mixed methods will be an advantage provided one is very strong in quantitative or qualitative methods
  • Strong proposal writing skills and track record of winning research grants