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Research Officer (Early Childhood Development)

at African Population and Health Research Center
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Research Officer (Early Childhood Development)
Organisation: African Population and Health Research Center

Closing date: 13 Dec 2019

Experience Requirements

Experience in working with young children, with a strong interest in ECD
Experience in conducting literature reviews, particularly on ECD or related fields.
Experience working in slum or rural contexts or with pastoralist communities in Kenya.
Experience in collecting observational data.
Experience in community and stakeholder engagement.
Experience and familiarity with diverse health and social science datasets.

Job Responsibilities

Manage an early childhood development (ECD) integrated project including recruitment and training of field workers, supervision of field work, data management and scientific writing.
Contribute to proposal development to strengthen scientific knowledge in ECD or related fields.
Coordinate policy engagement and dissemination of project research findings to appropriate audiences.
Take lead in preparing progress and end-of-grant reports to donors.

Education Requirements

Master’s degree in ECD or other relevant fields or Bachelor’s degree with extensive experience in ECD or related research.

· Proven experience in conducting household surveys and/or community-based surveys.


Good writing skills on relevant subject areas in sub-Saharan Africa.

· Either (i) strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with statistical packages (Stata, SAS or SPSS); or (ii) expertise in qualitative methods, specifically, familiarity with common qualitative analysis software packages e.g. NVivo.

· Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel).

· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work within a culturally diverse team.