African Population and Health Research Center Research Officer (Early Childhood Development) Jobs in Kenya

African Population and Health Research Center Research Officer (Early Childhood Development) Jobs in Kenya


Duties/Responsibilities

  • Manage an early childhood development (ECD) integrated project including recruitment and training of field workers, supervision of field work, data management and scientific writing.

  • Contribute to proposal development to strengthen scientific knowledge in ECD or related fields.

  • Coordinate policy engagement and dissemination of project research findings to appropriate audiences.

  • Take lead in preparing progress and end-of-grant reports to donors.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in ECD or other relevant fields or Bachelor’s degree with extensive experience in ECD or related research.

  • Good writing skills on relevant subject areas in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Experience in working with young children, with a strong interest in ECD.

  • Experience in conducting literature reviews, particularly on ECD or related fields.

  • Proven experience in conducting household surveys and/or community-based surveys.

  • Either (i) strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with statistical packages (Stata, SAS or SPSS); or (ii) expertise in qualitative methods, specifically, familiarity with common qualitative analysis software packages e.g. NVivo.

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel).

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work within a culturally diverse team.

    Desirable

  • Experience working in slum or
    rural contexts or with pastoralist communities in Kenya.

  • Experience in collecting observational data.

  • Experience in community and stakeholder engagement.

  • Experience and familiarity with diverse health and social science datasets.

  • Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants.

  • Publication record in peer-reviewed journals focusing on ECD or related fields.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email to jobs@aphrc.org with the subject ‘ECD Research Officer’ by December 13, 2019.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • 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

  • For more information and job application details, see; African Population and Health Research Center Research Officer (Early Childhood Development) Jobs in Kenya

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