Research and Policy Analyst (PhD in Demography, Sociology or Economics)

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

Job Summary

AFIDEP is looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the positions listed below. For more details about the positions, refer to:

  • Minimum Qualification: PHD
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

AFIDEP is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute whose mission is to institutionalize a culture of consistent use of evidence in public policy formulation and implementation to address various development challenges in Africa. Our work focuses on five thematic areas namely: Population Dynamics and Demographic Dividend, Health and Wellbeing, Transformative Education and Skills Development, Environment and Climate Change, and Governance and Accountability. The Institute is registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation in Kenya and Malawi where it has offices and in the USA as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Research and Policy Analyst (PhD in Demography, Sociology or Economics)

The Research and Policy Analyst will join our research team in an exciting project on improving survey tools and methodologies for measuring the prevalence of traditional methods of contraception and will use qualitative methods to understand the motivations for using the methods.

The job holder will serve as a technical project Manager for the Kenya and DRC components of the project and contribute to crosscutting aspects of the whole project.

Applicants should have a PhD in either Demography, Social Statistics, Sociology, Epidemiology, Economics, or related social science. A formal training in technical demography, including life tables, demographic rates, proximate determinants of fertility, multiple decrement tables is required. Candidates should also have a minimum of three years' experience in managing large scale surveys and qualitative data collection, have strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and proven experience in writing journal publications.

To apply: Please send a motivation letter indicating your suitability to the position you are applying for and a detailed CV which should include three relevant referees to not later than 14th August 2020. Applications should have the title of the position as the subject of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. A

FIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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