APHRC CARTA Programme Manager Jobs in Kenya

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



APHRC through its flagship program, The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) an Africa-based, Africa-led initiative which seeks to rebuild and strengthen the capacity of African universities to produce well-trained and skilled researchers and scholars in Africa by Africans.


The program addresses an important challenge facing the African academy i.e. the scarcity of a robust research and training infrastructure capable of offering the type of vibrant and sustained doctoral training necessary to attract, train and retain the continent’s brightest minds.


CARTA seeks to recruit a Manager to manage the PhD and postdoctoral training component of the program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of CARTAs PhD and Postdoctoral training program;
  • Lead the selection of CARTA fellows and review their applications for research and conference grants
  • Oversee, monitor and mentor fellows, providing them support and guidance as may be needed
  • Lead curriculum development and review for the Joint Advanced Seminars (JAS)
  • Lead the organization and management of CARTA JASs
  • Lead post-doctoral training for CARTA graduates (post-doctoral fellowships and re-entry grant management)
  • Support proposal development and fundraising efforts for CARTA activities
    Manage donor relations including responding to queries, preparation of donor reports and ensuring grant conditions are met
  • Oversee grants negotiations and sub-awards with grantees
  • Facilitate in CARTA workshops
  • Manage HR functions and oversee staff training and mentorship to ensure the project team has the necessary skills and knowledge to plan, implement, and monitor CARTA activities
  • Monitor project-specific budgets related to training and maintain
    efficient use of resources
  • Engage critically with the programme through careful evaluation leading to the production of academic publications about the program, and
  • Engage in academic discourse about pedagogic methods that leads new approaches to learning and enthuses graduates to transform teaching and research


    Qualifications and Experience:


  • PhD in the physical or social sciences
  • Strong interest and 3 years’ experience in research capacity building and activities
  • Must have prior experience working in developing short courses for researchers and research institutions
  • Experience in supervising post graduate students
  • Experience working in research or academic institution, will be an added advantage
  • Excellent administration and leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, and
  • Proven ability to work in a team


    Method of Application


    Interested candidates are invited to send via email no later than August 12, 2018, their letter of application and CV with contact details of three referees to jobs@aphrc.org.

    Please indicate ‘CARTA PROGRAM MANAGER’ on the subject line of the email. 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; APHRC CARTA Programme Manager Jobs in Kenya


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