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Research Officer (Education & Empowerment) at The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
NairobiFull TimeResearchSave Job

Organization Name: The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Job Title: Research Officer (Education & Empowerment)

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Research

Duties and Responsibilities

● Develop study tools on topical issues in education and skills development, training manuals and field guides to use for data collection;

● Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field team;

● Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality;

● Mobilize and sensitize education and/or youth empowerment stakeholders about research projects;

● Participate in the development of research proposals, with a focus on education and/or youth empowerment;

● Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval for research projects;

● Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers especially on key issues in education and training systems in Africa;

● Carry out policy analysis on specific issues in education and/or youth;

● Prepare regular field and project reports;

● Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy

dialogue with relevant education and/or youth audiences; and

● Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the projects’ findings.

Skills and Qualifications

● Master’s degree in any of the following areas: Education, Economics of Education, Education Psychology, Applied Statistics, Sociology of Education, or related disciplines.

● At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in education research or education policy analysis setting.

● Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti.

● Experience in conducting field research in education and managing research teams.

● Experience in engaging policy makers with research evidence.

● 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.

How to Apply

For more information and job application details, see; APHRC Research (Education & Empowerment) Jobs in Kenya

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