The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. APHRC has received a grant from the Wellcome Trust to implement a study aimed at determining the effectiveness of personalized home-based nutritional counseling on Infant and Young Child Feeding practices, simply referred to as the “IYCF study”. The study will run for a period of three years, effective from March 2012, in two slums of Nairobi. The IYCF project, nested in the Center’s Health Challenges and Systems Program seeks to recruit interviewers for a formative qualitative study.
The successful candidates will:
- Have an aggregate KCSE grade B or above. Those with training in social studies/ anthropology related studies stand a better chance.
- Be available to work full time and exclusively on the project for the period of data collection in April 2012.
- An individual with good communication and conversational skills who has had previous training and experience in conducting qualitative interviews will have an added advantage.
- Fluent in English, Kiswahili and the urban slang mostly spoken in these communities.
- Experience working on projects in nutrition or related areas of research is desirable.
- Have lived (or living) in or have prior experience of working in Korogocho and Viwandani or similar slum settings.
The candidates will be engaged for a period of not more than 2 weeks within which a number of interviews will be done with community members.Interested candidates are encouraged to apply enclosing a cover letter and a detailed CV and credentials, and providing contact details of three referees to the address below by 9th March, 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please indicate ‘FW-IYCF’ on the envelope or on the subject line of the email for those applying by email (email@example.com). Applications through email are preferred.
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
2nd Floor, APHRC Campus, Manga Close, Off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru.
P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi