Research Officer Job at African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

On Friday, May 10th, 2013

Research Officer

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.

The Center seeks to recruit a Research Officer to work in a newly funded research project to investigate the role of multi-sectoral approaches in the making and implementation of policies for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention.

This will be done by compiling evidence on NCD prevention policy making in five African countries including Kenya using a case-study approach.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct a comprehensive document and literature review on established policy analysis frameworks
  • Lead the process for obtaining ethical approval for the Kenya case study
  • Develop study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection for the Kenya case study
  • Coordinate the recruitment and training of the field team as well as field work for the Kenya case study
  • Conduct interviews with a variety of actors using qualitative research techniques
  • Plan, set up logistics and coordinate several research-related workshops for participants from the five countries
  • Coordinate policy outreach activities including policy dialogue and research dissemination events
  • Assist in writing scientific papers
  • Preparing project reports
  • Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the project’s findings
  • Other duties as required.


  • MA, MSc, in Sociology, Public Health, Policy Analysis or related discipline with at least two years’ post-graduate experience, preferably in a research program
  • Experience in research  program design, implementation and coordination
  • Demonstrable experience conducting field research and managing a research team
  • Knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Evidence of scientific writing (e.g.peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, books, etc.)
  • Experience using qualitative data management software like Nvivo, and training or experience in policy analysis will be an added advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks, meet deadlines

Candidates who meet the requirements above should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected remuneration and providing contact details of three referees to the address below.


Online applications should be sent to [email protected] by May 21, 2013.


Please, indicate “Research Officer – NCD” on the subject line of the email application or on the envelope.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


The Human Resources Officer

African Population & Health Research Center

P. O Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi

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  1. loreta asila says:

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