Deadline: Friday, December 30, 2011 at 5pm, Nairobi Time.
The African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) is an African led and African based international research Institute engaged in interdisciplinary and evidence based policy research. Our researchers address some of the most important issues and challenges facing Africa today in areas such as education, health, population, urbanization and wellbeing. We engage with policy makers in the region to disseminate our research findings and influence change affecting the quality of life in Africa. We also support doctoral level training in Africa to strengthen research capacity in the region. The Centre has over 40 research staff trained in the fields of anthropology, demography, economics, psychology, education, sociology, public health, medicine and statistics.
The Centre has a position for a post-doctoral fellow in its Urbanisation and Wellbeing Research Program (UWB). The program has recently received a multi-year-multi-million dollar funding from the Gates Foundation to support its work on urban livelihood and demographic and reproductive health issues among the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidate will be expected to work with a multi-disciplinary team of research scientists in the program to implement key activities of the project. S/he will participate in the design, implementation and analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal data on urban communities and work independently and as part of a team on research proposal development, and in scientific writing on urban health, urban population dynamics, urban livelihood and reproductive health among the urban poor. The position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to participate in international conferences relevant to the project and/or her/is discipline.
The appointee will have completed her/his PhD in one of the following—demography, social statistics, quantitative sociology, public health and development economics—in the past three years and have a publication record commensurate with her/his level. The appointee will also have research interests in one or more of the following areas: survey methods, urban studies, poverty and livelihood, population dynamics, health status and well-being. Interested individuals should send their CV, a motivation letter and names and addresses of three referees to the address shown below.
This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at a post-doctoral level for two years. The position comes with an attractive, internationally competitive remuneration package including employer paid medical, travel and life insurance cover. Allowances toward in-relocation and dependants’ education are provided.
For further information and enquiries on the position, please contact Dr Yohannes Kinfu on +254204001067 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be sent by email to email@example.com and addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer,
African Population and Health Research Center,
Manga close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi.