Research Officer

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Company:African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Category:Research
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned
Location:Nairobi

Job details

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects
  • Lead system dynamic modelling on topical issues in urbanization and wellbeing
  • Develop study tools, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field teams
  • Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality
  • Mobilize and sensitize key stakeholders about research projects
  • Participate in the data analysis, scientific writing and research proposals development
  • Prepare regular field and project reports
  • Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with relevant audiences
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Skills and Qualifications

  • Masters in any of the following areas: Public Health, Economics, Sociology, Biological Sciences, Applied Statistics, Development Studies or related disciplines
  • Training in System Dynamics modelling is required
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research setting
  • Demonstrated experience using systems dynamics software (STELLA, Vensim, or relevant modelling software) is required
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti
  • Experience conducting field research and managing data collection teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and at least one African language
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines

For more information, visit; http://aphrc.org/post/careers/research-officer-5

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