Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (Health and Systems for Health) At African Population and Health Research Center

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to work in the Health and Systems for Health Unit within the Research Division.


· Oversee/lead development of field and training manuals;

· Oversee the review and translation of research tools;

· Oversee fieldwork of the proposed research projects to ensure timely implementation of field activities;

· Support proposal writing and other fund raising activities within the unit;

· Oversee data management and analyses;

· Lead and contribute to scientific paper writing;

· Lead the development of project progress reports;

· Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences;

· Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the program;

· Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed; and

· Represent the Center at high-level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees.

Qualifications and Experience

· PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Health Economics, or any related field.

· Experience in conducting program evaluations, and managing research projects.

· Possess quantitative and qualitative research methods and analytical skills with expertise in quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA).

· Strong scientific writing skills.

· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

· Experience managing projects with multiple partners.

· Past experience managing projects dealing with HIV prevention will be an added advantage.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application in English and include:

I. A letter of application

II. A detailed CV

III. Statement of research interest and goals (1-2 pages)

via our recruitment portal will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons**

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