Post-Doctoral Research Scientist At African Population and Health Research Center

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

The APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to work in the Health and Systems for Health Unit to join a vibrant Non-Communicable Diseases research group.


· Provide leadership to a scientific research team in Chronic Disease Management projects;

· Lead desk reviews, policy analysis and contribute to systematic reviews;

· Lead the development of study protocols and tools and ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained;

· Ensure the recruitment, training and supervision of field interviewers;

· Ensure community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research project is done;

· Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources of the project;

· Lead the development of project reports;

· Oversee data quality and analyses;

· Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects in the unit;

· Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed;

· Represent the Center at high level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees;

· Contribute to institutional publications including and not limited to lay dissemination materials such as policy/research briefs and fact sheets; and

· Contribute to the unit’s strategic planning.

Qualifications and Experience

· PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology or any related Medical Sciences; ideally 0-2 years after PhD completion.

· A medical background in Medicine or Nursing would be preferred.

· Experience working in a research institution, managing research projects.

· Research experience in Non-Communicable Diseases Research in Africa.

· Excellent Scientific writing skills.

· Strong quantitative skills: experience with mixed methods will be an added advantage.

· Strong proposal writing skills.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application and include:

I. A letter of application;

II. A statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and


through our recruitment portal by March 31, 2021.**

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. 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


*APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons***

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