APHRC Country Managers

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APHRC Country Managers: One of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)’s main activities over the next five years includes the Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), to be implemented in urban areas of selected sub-Saharan African countries.

APHRC seeks to recruit two Country Managers for Senegal and Kenya, to provide research technical assistance on the MLE Project for these countries.

The main duties for these positions include field-based research technical assistance, capacity building, and knowledge management.

The Senegal Country Manager position will be based in Dakar, Senegal or Nairobi, Kenya (with 50% travel to Senegal), while the Kenya Country Manager position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Both will report to the MLE Project Manager :

Duties:

  • Work with the URHI Country Consortium and in-Country M&E partner(s) and provide research technical assistance in all aspects of the study, including the refinement of tools for data collection, mapping, sampling, training, implementation of fieldwork, and data entry/analysis;
  • Develop training materials and carry out formal capacity building activities in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Perform results reporting and assist project management to develop donor reports and related materials;
  • Document best practices emanating from the intervention and its evaluation;
  • Act as a focal point for the gathering, recording and reporting of information on the project in the country, preparing information briefs and coordinating responses to requests for information from other internal units and from external parties; and
  • Liaise with all relevant national stakeholders.

    Essential Skills:

  • MA, MSc, or MPH in any one of the following disciplines: Public Health/Epidemiology, Demography, Sociology, Anthropology or Development Studies. PhD preferred;
  • At least five years of hands-on experience in conducting field-based monitoring and evaluation of population and reproductive health activities in developing countries;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks, meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with other project staff and with national and international institutions;
  • Initiative and innovation in assessing situations, conflict resolution, team building
  • Fluency in English (Kenya Country Manager) and fluency in both English and French (Senegal Country Manager); and
  • Strong ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and statistical software (STATA, SPSS) for data analysis;
  • Experience working in urban areas or slum settings of Senegal/Kenya;
  • Experience with GIS mapping and analysis of geospatial data; and
  • Good record of publications, especially in family planning and reproductive health.

    For more job information and application, see: APHRC Country Managers Website

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