Closed Vacancy: Quantitative Research Officer AARHub HEY BABY Project

26 Oct 2022
26 Oct 2022

We seek to appoint one experienced and qualified individual to the post of Quantitative Research Officer at the Centre for Social Science Research, Adolescent Accelerators Research Hub (AARHub) who will work as part of a team within and outside the University of Cape Town, and who will be responsible for the coordination and management of quantitative research efforts, focused primarily on the HEY BABY (Helping Empower Youth Brought up in Adversity with their Babies and Young children) project.

This post will provide programmatic support and oversight for this project, working closely with the Principal Investigators and the project team to lead on designing and coordinating quantitative research and funder deliverables. The post holder will also support and co-supervise early career researchers and will work in close collaboration with the AARHub Research Team.

Requirements for the job:

  • PhD in quantitative social sciences and/or public health and 3 years of aligned research experience OR Masters in quantitative social sciences and/or public health and 5 years of aligned research experience
  • 3- or 5-years' experience (depending on level of qualification – see above) in research that includes
    •  Research on adolescence, including sub-groups such as adolescents living with HIV, adolescent mothers
    • Research in HIV and/or SRHR among adolescents and/or child health and development outcomes
    • Coordinating/ leading quantitative data collection for cross-sectional, longitudinal, experimental,  orintervention studies
    • Leading or supervising data cleaning for large datasets
    • Conducting quantitative data analyses in STATA, SPSS or R
    • Experience facilitating training on research-related topics
    • Publication track record in reputable journals or major presses, commensurate with the career stage
    • Conference/workshop presentation experience
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills, including the ability to write for publications, present research findings, and interact with the wider academic, stakeholder, and policy communities
  • Computer literacy in MS Office suite and familiarity with filesharing platforms
  • Data cleaning and advanced quantitative analyses using STATA, R, SPSS or other software
  • Excellent organisation, administration and leadership skills;
  • The ability to prioritise one’s workload and produce accurate, detailed work within deadlines
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, to multi-task, and to operate in a deadline driven environment

The following will be advantageous:

  • Experience working in project management at an academic, research, or non-governmental institutional level • Experience conducting interdisciplinary research
  • Experience working in multiple settings on the African continent
  • Experience in writing funding applications and grant progress reports
  • Financial management for large quantitative studies
  • Proficiency in quantitative data management using Air Tables or SQL/ Access databases
  • The ability to interact successfully with internal and external partners at all levels


For further information and how to apply, please download the job description below.

Closing date: 10 November 2022