Wednesday, October 19, 2016


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 seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with expertise in Early Childhood Development (ECD) and nutrition to work in the Health Challenges and Systems Program within her research division.

Major Responsibilities
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development;
  • Engage in evaluations of interventions with young children and families in early care and education;
  • Participate in the design of scientific research and training tasks within the Program;
  • Lead and contribute to the implementation of projects including project design; project management including field work management, data management and analysis, scientific writing, and reporting to donors; and,
  • Lead in policy engagement and dissemination of research findings to appropriate audiences.
Qualifications and experience
  • PhD in Nutrition Studies, ECD, Public Health or closely related fields. The fellowship should be taken up within two years of completion of doctoral degree;
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Experience and strong interest in the areas of nutrition (especially maternal, infant and young child nutrition), ECD, Public Health;
  • Proven experience in conducting household surveys and/or health facility-based surveys;
  • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with Statistical Packages (e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS); and
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Has both ECD and Nutrition qualifications and expertise, especially in maternal, infant and young child nutrition;
  • Experience and familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets;
  • Expertise in qualitative methods, with familiarity with common qualitative analysis software package (e.g.NVivo);
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team; and,
  • Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal
This fellowship comes with an attractive, internationally competitive remuneration package including employer paid medical, travel and life insurance cover. Allowances toward in-relocation, and dependents’ education are provided. Preference will be given to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries, and females are particularly encouraged to apply.
The position will be open until a suitable candidate is identified. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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