The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non- governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy relevant-research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center through its Research and Research Capacity Strengthening Divisions has opened up internship opportunities in the following projects for a period of 3-6 months starting Mid-April 2022.
- Urban Education III.
- Improving the quality of child-care centres through supportive assessment and ‘communities of practice’ in informal settlements in Nairobi.
- Evaluating the effectiveness of the Kidogo model in empowering women and strengthening their capacities to engage in paid labor opportunities through the provision of quality childcare: an exploratory study in Nakuru County, Kenya.
- Supporting the writing of manuscripts documenting the impact of APHRC short course trainings.
- Evaluation of the Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition for COVID 19 prevention: The inclusion of people with disabilities, older people, and older adults with disabilities.
- Improvement of water services supplied by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company in Kibera, Kenya.
- Reckitt Study (Handwashing in Low income settlements in Kenya).
- The Zero Hunger Initiative.
- Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion – Calculus of Sex Program.
- Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion (Incidence of abortion survey in Liberia and Sierra Leone).
- Challenging the Politics of Social Exclusion (CPSE) – Sexual and Gender Minority.
- Ethnography of infanticide in Senegal.
- Barriers and opportunities to safe abortion in humanitarian settings in East Africa.
- Kinship, Nuptiality, and Child Health Outcomes in a Low Income Urban Area.
- The Zero Hunger Initiative (II).
- Kenya National Adolescent Mental Health Survey.
Responsibilities– Successful candidates will be expected to:
- Work with the assigned supervisor to develop a set of objectives for the internship, a work plan, and to deliver on the objectives
- Work closely with an identified supervisor to provide frequent project updates, reports etc.
- Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning as may be needed
- Submit an article/ publication to institutional crediting work (i.e. lay dissemination materials such as- policy/research briefs and fact sheets)
- Make at least one brown bag presentation during their internship period at APHRC
- Submit a written report at least 1 week before the end of their attachment at APHRC
- Submit an internship/visiting scholar feedback form
Minimum Qualifications and Experience requirements:
At least completed your bachelors in the last six months, ongoing or completed Master’s degree in any of the following areas: population studies/demography, statistics, epidemiology, economics, social sciences, or related discipline. More information in the field of education required can be found in the individual project write up.
- This call is open to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries.
- The internship will mostly be virtual.
Method of Application
Requirements – interested applicants are required to:
- Submit a curriculum vitae
- Submit a certificate of your completed undergraduate degree or master’s degree.
- A recommendation letter from a previous/current supervisor supporting your suitability for the internship.
- Identify up to 2 projects that you would like to work on from this link ( https://aphrc.org/career/2022-internship-opportunities-in-research-list-of-available-projects/)
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application through this link by April 14, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:
Human Resources Manager
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P.O Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi