Massive Recruitment of Research Assistants in Kenya – NGO 2019
Career Kenya: Massive Recruitment of Research Assistants in Kenya – NGO 2019
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Job Vacancy: Temporary
Research Assistants

The African Population and Health
Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental
organization that conducts high quality and policy-tailored research on
population, health and other broader issues in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

APHRC is implementing an innovative
four-year project on “Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion (CPSE)”, in
which the Center acts as a key knowledge partner to the constellation of policy
actors engaged in advancing the realization of regional commitments, made by
the African States, to enhance the sexual and reproductive health and rights
(SRHR) of their populations.

To this end, CPSE will (i) support
the generation, synthesis and translation of relevant evidence at regional and
sub-regional levels in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa as well as in seven
focal countries (Burkina Faso, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone,
and Zambia); and (ii) help strengthen core capacities of key (sub-) regional
partners to effectively marshal and use evidence in policy processes and
Mapping of research on our core
issues is critical to our work and goal of being a knowledge partner to advance
the domestication and implementation of regional commitments made by Africa
States, to promote the SRHR agenda.
As part of our evidence synthesis
work, APHRC seeks short term research assistants to support our effort on
scoping review of existing research on SRHR in SSA.
The research assistants will support
our data extractions and screening of articles for 20 days to fast-track our
deliverable on scoping review studies.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Identification of relevant articles
from databases, including Google Scholar and Pubmed
Obtaining the articles from databases

Extraction of relevant and
pre-specified information from articles
Data coding
Constantly engaging with other
research assistants to identify areas of concern during data extraction and
resolving them with the guidance of a senior researcher
Qualifications, experience and
Undergraduate degree or equivalent
qualification in a relevant field;
Computer skills especially the use of
Microsoft Excel and internet search for articles
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability
to effectively work with diverse teams
Report writing skills
Knowledge of, and experience in data
collection and maintenance
Some experience working in any of the
following areas: a review of literature, scoping reviews, systematic reviews or
narrative reviews will be an added advantage
Interested candidates are invited to
submit their electronic application including a cover letter and CV with
contacts of three referees, via email to, by close of
business November 22, 2019.
Please indicate on the subject line
of the email “Research Assistant – CPSE Project”

(APHRC) is an equal opportunity
employer and is committed to the protection of children.


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