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Job Description

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 contribute to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) work in our Population Dynamics and Urbanization in Africa Theme within the Research Division. Responsibilities  Work with the team to ensure successful implementation of the assigned projects;  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;  Ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;  Oversee data cleaning and analyses;  Lead and contribute to scientific paper writing;  Lead the development of project reports;  Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences;  Monitor project budgets and expenditure;  Prepare project progress reports;  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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1.  PhD in Public/Environmental Health, Community Health, or any related field with a specialization/focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Africa
  2.  At least one year’s post-doctoral experience conducting research on WASH in Africa
  3.  Demonstrated experience in managing research projects
  4.  Skills in quantitative and qualitative methods including experience in data analysis with familiarity in data analysis software
  5.  Strong writing skills and evidence of peer reviewed publications in the subject matter/area of focus
  6.  Ability to work independently
  7.  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work independently in a team

Education + Experience

  1. This position is classified under Internationally Recruited Positions (IRP), Grade VI in our scales
  2. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application in English and include: I
  3. A letter of application II
  4. A detailed CV III
  5. Statement of research interest and goals (1-2 pages) via our recruitment portal https://aphrc
  6. org/vacancies/
  7. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled
  8. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate
  9. Those who had previously applied to this vacancy need not reapply
  10. 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
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  12. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi Website: www
  13. aphrc