VACANCY – Research Officer (Early Childhood Development)
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 Research Officer with expertise in Early Childhood Development (ECD) to work in the Health Challenges and Systems Program within her Research Division. The hiring is dependent on confirmation of funding.
- Manage an early childhood development (ECD) project including training of field workers, supervision of field work, data management and analysis and scientific writing;
- Engage in evaluations of interventions with young children and families in early care and education;
- Lead and/or contribute to proposal development to strengthen scientific knowledge in ECD or related fields;
- Lead in policy engagement and dissemination of project research findings to appropriate audiences; and
- Lead in preparing project progress and end of grant reports to donors.
Qualifications and experience:
- Masters in ECD or closely related fields;
- Good writing skills;
- Experience and strong interest in ECD;
- 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 (STATA, SAS or SPSS); and
- Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
- PhD Candidate i.e. already enrolled for a PhD in ECD or closely related field;
- Has both ECD and Nutrition qualifications and expertise, especially in maternal, infant and young child nutrition and the role of caregiver-child interactions;
- A record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa
- Experience working in Kenya;
- 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 http://hrs.aphrc.org
Kenyan nationals, fluent in both English and Swahili are particularly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for application is 15th September 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
(APHRC) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.