APHRC Recruiting Short-Term Consultant Data Professionals and Interns

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 Short-Term Consultant Data Professionals and Interns to support data driven projects at the Center. Successful candidates will be engaged on assignments for periods not exceeding six (6) months.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development, review and translation of research tools;
  • Participate in the pre-testing of data collection platforms / databases;
  • Data cleaning including doing all required consistency checks for project data;
  • Document project data sets according to the Center’s guidelines on data documentation, archiving and sharing;
  • Extract data and prepare analytical files;
  • Support harmonization and standardization of data sets including development of Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETLs);
  • Perform basic and advanced statistical analysis of data;
  • Participate in scientific writing;
  • Write technical reports on data issues; and
  • Participate in development of standard operating procedures for data use at the Center.

Key Competencies

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills including the ability to analyze and interpret large data sets.
  • Proactive and self-motivated.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience 

  • A bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, data science, data systems development, machine learning, AI, health informatics, mathematical modeling or equivalent.
  • Interns should be recently graduated or at advanced stages in their study programs (BSc, MSc) with minimal work experience.
  • Consultants should have demonstrable and extensive experience in their preferred data areas of interest.
  • High level quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data).
  • Knowledge of programming, analytical and visualization tools such as STATA, R, Tableau, Python, PowerBi, etc. is essential.
  • Knowledge of geographical information system tools such as QGIS, ArcGIs, GeoCLIM, etc. is desirable.
  • Working knowledge in data management platforms such as Open Data Kit (ODK), REDCap, SurveyCTO, Nesstar, KoboCollect, etc is desirable.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ Specify in your cover letter the position you are applying to- consultant or internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:

 The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons

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