Tailored opportunities: Post-Doctoral Fellow–Aging and Development Program at University of Nairobi

What?

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work under its Aging and Development Program.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead on all aspects of an in-depth qualitative investigation on experiences and impacts of Kenya’s older persons cash transfer program in two informal urban settlements in Nairobi
  • Lead and contribute to scientific writing and the development of donor or other reports on the qualitative investigation and other, relevant, research outcomes
  • Lead and contribute to the design of related research activities, and the development of research proposals within the aging program.

Who?

Applicants should have

  • PhD in Social Gerontology, or related fields. The fellowship should be taken up within two years of completion of doctoral degree;
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant subject areas
  • Experience or strong interest in the areas of aging, social protection and intergenerational relationships
  • Strong qualitative research skills (data collection, management, analysis (by hand and with software packages), interpretation, reporting)
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Desirable

  • Experience of conducting empirical research with older persons
  • Experience of conducting empirical research in sub-Saharan African settings
  • Experience and high levels of familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team;
  • Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants.

When?

 

How?

Interested candidates are invited to apply and include letter of application; a statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and CV with contact details of three referees through online recruitament portal.

For detailed information on this opportunity, please visit this page.

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