APHRC Program Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

APHRC Program Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

  • The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and with a West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Dakar, Senegal.

  • APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • APHRC seeks to recruit a Program Coordinator to work in its Research Capacity Strengthening Division to support the management and coordination of the Training Program.

  • This is an opportunity to join an existing team dedicated to conducting research-related short course training focusing on postgraduates and early-career researchers.

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the curriculum development process for select courses (i.e. lead the planning, content and method development, testing, implementation, and course evaluation);

  • Support the recruitment of facilitators and/or participants, instrument development, data collection, data analysis, and report preparation;

  • Support facilitation of sessions during short course training (i.e. serve as lead trainer in at least one training area e.g. Grants Proposal Writing, Impact Evaluation, Implementation Research,

  • Mixed Methods Research, Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis, Scientific Writing, or others);

  • Conduct formative assessment (e.g. training needs assessment prior to training to identify skills and knowledge gaps to be addressed) and summative assessment (e.g. end of training/follow up evaluation survey to assess effectiveness and impact of the training on participants and/or institutions);

  • Communicate with APHRC unit heads to identify the center’s training needs and map out development plans;

  • Manage the curriculum database and training records and maintain/update in-house training materials and equipment;

  • Contribute to program sustainability by supporting training-related proposal development;

  • Contribute to scientific writing based on data collected routinely as part of training M&E;

  • Lead in policy engagement and dissemination of best practices to appropriate audiences; and

  • Support marketing of APHRC short course offerings to potential
    individuals and institutions.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have up to 2 (two) years’ relevant post-doctoral experience facilitating research methodology workshops and possess strong analytical skills (quantitative or qualitative):

  • PhD in Education or Public Health (preferably with emphasis in curriculum & instruction) or related field.

  • Experience and strong interest in research capacity strengthening and instructional design.

  • Demonstrated prior experience in training curriculum development and implementation (e.g., experience in facilitating short course training to graduate students, or other practicing researchers).

  • Hands-on experience coordinating different short course training workshops.

  • Experience with various training methods (including virtual, in-person training, and blended offering) and up-to-date with new training methods and techniques.

  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications (at least 3 lead author publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 5 conference presentations in defined area of interest).

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

  • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing & interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. Stata, SAS, or SPSS).


  • Expertise in mixed methods research approaches.

  • Experience with e-learning platforms.

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

  • Ability to facilitate training sessions in French.

    How To Apply:

  • For more information and job application details, see; APHRC Program Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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