Our Client, The African
Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based,
African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi,
Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health,
education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
APHRC seeks to recruit a Researcher to work in the Nutrition and Food Systems Unit
within the Research Division, mainly focusing on research on food systems.
Duties / Responsibilities
Conduct research on food systems which may include
community-based, school based or desk-based research including applied
research. Tasks may include study conceptualization and design, project
management and coordination including overseeing field work, data
management, data analysis, report writing.
Conduct research to understand linkages between climate
change, food systems and nutrition to inform food systems transformation
and climate action.
Develop and test strategies to inform policy & practice
to catalyze food systems transformation to enhance food security and
nutrition as appropriate.
Lead and contribute to proposal development.
Lead and contribute to scientific writing.
Supervise, mentor and train junior research staff at the
Lead policy engagement, knowledge translation and
communication to appropriate audiences.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
PhD in Nutrition, Public Health, Food Systems or closely
Strong writing skills and good record of publications on
relevant areas in sub- Saharan Africa.
At least six years’ post-doctoral experience in research in
Food Systems including research related to food production, distribution,
value addition, consumption and relationship with nutrition and health.
Experience in developing proposals and attracting research
grants, particularly in nutrition or food systems.
Demonstrated experience in managing research teams and
Proven experience in conducting household surveys.
Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and
interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative
statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS).
Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS
PowerPoint and MS Excel).
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability
to work in a culturally diverse team.
Expertise/experience in maternal, infant and young child
nutrition/nutrition in the first 1000 days plus, child nutrition including
preschool and school going children, and adolescent nutrition.
Expertise in human-rights based approach to food systems.
Training and/or experience with work on climate change
including sustainable food systems approaches and linking climate change,
food systems and nutrition and health.
Expertise in qualitative methods, including familiarity with
qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo).
The successful candidate may be
appointed at Research Scientist (6-11 years after PhD) or Senior Research
Scientist (12+ years after PhD) levels depending on experience and track
record. This position is classified under Internationally
Recruited Positions (IRP), Grades II to IV in our scales.
Interested candidates are
invited to submit their application in English, and include:
A letter of application;
A statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and
CV with contact details of three referees
through Researcher- Food
will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to have a
Police Clearance Certificate.
Special Notice: APHRC is
an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a diverse and
inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of
qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be
provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their
participation in the recruitment process.
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