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Researcher (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 training of field workers, supervision of field work and 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 Center.
  • Lead policy engagement, knowledge translation and communication to appropriate audiences.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • PhD in Nutrition, Public Health, Food Systems or closely related fields.
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub- Saharan Africa.
  • At least three 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 maternal, child, adolescent nutrition or food systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research teams and partnerships.
  • 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.

Desirable

  • 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.
  • Experience with work on climate change including linking climate change and nutrition and health.
  • Expertise in qualitative methods, including familiarity with qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo).

Deadline: Mon 31st Jul, 2023 12:00:00 AM

Researcher (Maternal, Infant, Child Nutrition)

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on nutrition and related areas which may include community-based, school based or desk-based research. Tasks may include study conceptualization and design, project management and coordination including training of field workers, supervision of field work and data management, data analysis, report writing.
  • Develop and test strategies to inform policy & practice to optimize breastfeeding, maternal & child nutrition, adolescent nutrition, and food security as appropriate.
  • Lead and contribute to proposal development.
  • Lead and contribute to scientific writing.
  • Supervise, mentor and train junior research staff at the Center.
  • Lead policy engagement, knowledge translation and communication to appropriate audiences.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • PhD in Nutrition, Public Health or closely related fields.
  • Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub- Saharan Africa.
  • At least three years’ post-doctoral experience in research in maternal, infant and young child nutrition/nutrition in the first 1000 days plus and nutrition of children under five years.
  • Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants, particularly in maternal, child and adolescent nutrition.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing research teams and partnerships.
  • 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.

Desirable

  • Expertise/experience in adolescent nutrition.
  • Expertise in nutrition of school going children.
  • Expertise in human-rights based approach to food systems.
  • Experience with work on climate change including linking climate change and nutrition and health.
  • Expertise in qualitative methods, including familiarity with qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo).

Deadline: Mon 31st Jul, 2023 12:00:00 AM

Consultancy for Conducting a Staff Satisfaction & Engagement Survey

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Purpose

The consultancy seeks to:

  • Understand and establish staff views on issues and gain inputs and guidance into steering human resource processes and strategic direction;
  • Enhance APHRC systems to deliver on APHRC’s priorities and mandate;
  • Facilitate a process for staff to make their inputs and contribution in internal organization practices; and
  • Establish areas where there have been significant changes, areas that have remained the same and areas that have gotten worse.

Deliverables:

  • A customized staff satisfaction and engagement survey instrument in line with APHRC’s context and areas identified;
  • Conduct an organization-wide survey;
  • Survey report to APHRC management and Board HR Committee of findings and recommendations to address areas of improvement; and
  • Hold feedback sessions with staff.

The survey scope will cover the following areas:

  • Organization context – mission, vision, values, culture, guiding principles.
  • Organization systems, policies and practices – HR and business integrity policies.
  • Leadership and management style – including supervision.
  • Opportunities for training & career development.
  • Pay and benefits.
  • Work environment.
  • The job and working relationships.
  • Performance management system.
  • Internal communications.
  • Work life balance.
  • Retention – what will make staff stay at APHRC or choose APHRC over other prospects.
  • Induction.
  • Soft controls.

Interested consultants should submit their bids not later than July 7, 2023 via email to consultancies@aphrc.org and cc procurement@aphrc.org, with subject line entitled ‘Consultancy for Conducting a Staff Satisfaction and Engagement Survey – 2023’. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application 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, Kenya.

Method of Application

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Interested candidates are invited to submit their application in English, and include:

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  1. A letter of application;
  2. A statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages); and
  3. CV with contact details of three referees