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

APHRC is a leading pan-African research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues across Africa. APHRC actively engages policymakers and other key stakeholders to achieve measurable policy impacts and ensure decision making across the continent is informed by rigorous evidence-based research.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Research Officer to work in the Urbanization and Wellbeing in Africa Unit within the Research Division.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and work with the project team in the development, review and translation of the project protocol, research tools and training manuals.
  • Coordinate community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research project.
  • Supervise and coordinate field work and laboratory activities in the execution of the research project to ensure timely implementation of field operations.
  • Monitor field work and ensure quality and timely data collection.
  • Lead the development of fieldwork progress reports as per the laid down schedule.
  • Coordinate all field logistical activities pertaining to the project including ethical reviews, research permits, meetings, transport etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, or other related fields;
  • At least two years’ post-qualification experience in research including coordinating field work or research activities related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), environmental sample collection and analysis, Environmental Health, and software based data collection;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Experience working in slum communities will be an added advantage.

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