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African Population and Health Research Centre    |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Research Assistant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Research, academy
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, nongovernmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to fill the position of a Research Assistant in the Urban Education project within its Education and Youth Empowerment Unit (EYE).

The successful candidate must be self-motivated and flexible with ability to mobilize, manage and coordinate diverse groups of urban education stakeholders in East Africa. The position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Tanzania and Uganda. The successful candidate will be working under the guidance of the project manager and the Education Working Group Coordinator.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal Please indicate Research Assistant (Urban Education) on the subject line of the email. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center
P.O. Box 10787 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi


• Support in coordinating the activities of the already existing urban education groups (UEGs) under the guidance of the project coordinator

• Lead in implementing policy and communication strategies developed by the UEGs in the three countries.
• Support in identifying training needs and organizing of capacity building ventures of partner organizations
• Contribute to developing donor project reports.
• Draft meeting reports capturing the key discussions and action points and make follow ups.
• Plan and participate in one-on-one meetings with identified key technical persons and policymakers, and
make follow-ups on the action points.
• Participate in organising UEG meetings as may be requested by the project manager and the project coordinator
• Perform other UEG related duties as may be assigned

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Project implementation; Programme management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Meeting management; Training delivery; Research planning; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

African Population and Health Research Centre

Non-profit, social work

APHRC is a leading pan-African research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues across Africa. APHRC actively engages policy makers and other key stakeholders to achieve measurable policy impacts and ensure decision making across the continent is informed by rigorous evidence-based research.

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