The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) – Temporary Research Officer.

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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.

Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans.

The Center seeks to fill the position of Temporary Research Officer to support one of its projects.

Core Competencies

  • Proficiency in GIS and Remote sensing analysis and software (QGIS; ESRI ArcGIS suite, ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, IDRISI)
  • Experience in capacity building/training and guidance development for: GIS data collection and GIS data analysis
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain a system of tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing tasks and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Major Responsibilities

  • Process, extract and analyse data from satellites, or ground-based platforms, using image analysis software and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Develop and maintain databases for remote sensing and related geospatial project information.
  • Coordinate collection of supporting field survey data, to corroborate remote sensing data analyses
  • Development, review and translation of research tools, field and training manuals for data collection
  • Recruitment, training and supervision of GIS field interviewers
  • Coordinate field logistical activities and prepare routine progress reports
  • Develop training manual to train non-technical stakeholder on the use of geospatial technology
  • Participate in conducting literature reviews and report writing
  • Assist the research team in other project-related activities

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geomatic, Geospatial Engineering, GIS, Geography, Surveying or other Earth Sciences
  • At least one-year experience in GIS data collection, management, analysis, capacity building, and mapping
  • Experience in handling large health and household survey data
  • Experience in capacity building/training and guidance development for: GIS data collection and GIS data analysis

How to Apply

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 December 27, 2019.

Please indicate on the subject line of the email.


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




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