Early Childhood Development (ECD)

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  • Job ID 1004639
  • Qualifications Medical

Job Description

Early Childhood Development (ECD)

About APHRC:

  • African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
  • African-led international research institute
  • Engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy research

Researcher Positions (2):

  • Join the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program in the Human Development Theme
  • Responsibilities vary based on the level of appointment
    • Provide leadership to scientific research teams or projects related to ECD
    • Contribute to policy engagement and strategic planning
    • Lead and contribute to proposal development and fundraising
    • Mentor young researchers and facilitate training sessions
    • Secure and manage necessary resources
    • Represent the Center at national, regional, and international forums
    • Contribute to institutional publications and oversee data quality and analyses

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD in developmental psychology, educational psychology, early childhood development, or related discipline
  • Research institution experience, leading or managing research programs/projects
  • Experience with impact evaluations of ECD and/or early years’ interventions (added advantage)
  • Fluency in English; multilingual (English and French) a plus
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Strong quantitative or qualitative skills; experience with mixed methods (added advantage)
  • Strong proposal writing skills and a track record of winning research grants

Appointment Levels:

  • Postdoctoral (0-2 years after PhD)
  • Associate Research Scientist (3-5 years after PhD)
  • Research Scientist (6-11 years after PhD)
  • Senior Research Scientist (12+ years after PhD)

Application Requirements:

  • Letter of application
  • Statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages)
  • CV with contact details of three referees

Application Submission:

  • Submit applications in English to Researchers-ECD
  • Consideration on a rolling basis until positions are filled
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Shortlisted candidates will need a Police Clearance Certificate.

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