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

Research Officer

  • Post-graduate education
  • Research, academy
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based international research institute engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy research. Our researchers address important issues and challenges facing Africa in areas such as education, health, population, aging, urbanization and wellbeing. We engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings to influence policy decisions and improve the quality of life in Africa.

APHRC seeks to recruit a Research Officer in a project titled “the effect of cultural institutions and culturally-sensitive facility-based delivery on maternal and newborn health service utilization and outcomes among pastoral dropout populations in Garissa, Kenya: a formative study”. Also known as “Afya Kwa Ukoo”
Objective of the study:
The study proposes to test a package of two innovative community-and facility-based interventions to: a) increase demand for maternal and newborn health services the traditional clan system; and b) improve the birthing experience in institutions by providing culturally and socially sensitive and acceptable delivery services at health facilities. The ultimate goal of both interventions is to reduce maternal and newborn deaths by minimizing pregnancy-related complications and ensuring proper and timely management of obstetric emergencies.


• Play a coordination role between APHRC, sub-grantees, health service providers, health services managers and other stakeholders in the County. S(he) will specifically be responsible for liaising and coordinating with sub-grantees to ensure that implementation adheres to the protocol and set timeframes

• Coordinate and supervise all data collection activities- which may involve medical record review, qualitative interviews and quantitative interviews
• Represent the APHRC at County and sub-County meetings that have a bearing on the project (Maternal, newborn and child health)
• Write and submit field progress reports as per laid down schedule
• Lead the development, review and translation of research tools, development of field and training manuals
• Ensure ethical approvals and research permits are obtained
• Monitor project budgets and expenditure
• Ensure community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research project
• Monitor field work and ensure field staff adheres to data quality guidelines
• Lead the development of monthly, quarterly and annual project reports
• Support quantitative and qualitative data analysis
• Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences
• Contribute to institutional publications (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as– policy/research briefs and fact sheets) in relation to the projects one is working on
• Perform other project related dues as signed by the project manager or other person working on the project.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Document and archive management; 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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