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  • Organization: APHRC - African Population and Health Research Center
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Population matters (trends and census)
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date:

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 an Associate Research Scientist- Demographer to work in the West Africa Regional Office (WARO) based in Dakar, Senegal.


  • Lead the development of a demographic research theme with a focus on the West and Central Africa regions;
  • Provide leadership to demographic research, explore and analyze demographic data within the region, including but not limited to fertility, mortality, urbanization, demographic dividend, population projections, and other human population changes;
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising for research projects;
  • Provide analytical advice and support to researchers developing proposals and writing scientific papers;
  • Lead desk reviews, policy analysis and development of protocols and tools;
  • Oversee data management and analyses;
  • Contribute to policy engagement and the unit’s strategic planning;
  • Mentor junior researchers and facilitate in the Center’s training programs as needed;
  • Ensure community mobilization and education of the community in relation to the research;
  • Secure and manage the necessary human, financial and material resources of the project;
  • Represent the Center at high level national, regional and international forums, including relevant technical working groups and expert committees;
  • Actively engage in scientific publications including peer-reviewed articles, briefing papers and blogs and production of donor reports;
  • Contribute to institutional publications including and not limited to lay dissemination materials such as policy/research briefs and fact sheets; and
  • Oversee/lead development of field and training manuals.

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in  Demography,  Populations Studies, Public  Health,  Sociology, Statistics,  or  equivalent  in  related disciplines.
  • Have 3-5 years’ of relevant post-doctoral experience.
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications, which utilize defined analytical methodologies.
  • Experience in developing proposals. Evidence of previous successful grants will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research projects, including experience in conducting, coordinating and managing surveys.
  • Proven experience in conducting desk and literature reviews
  • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with good familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA, R).
  • Expertise in political economy research or qualitative methods; familiarity with qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo) will be an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
  • Experience working in Francophone West Africa.
  • Must be bilingual with (fluently communicate and write in English and French).

This position is classified under Internationally Recruited Positions (IRP), Grade V 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

via our recruitment portal Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

Immeuble Diallo Lô, 5e étage Lot 325-327 CICES VDN, Dakar Sénégal


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

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