Ochieng Gerald Philip


Holds Masters of Science in Population Studies (Demography) with over ten years experience in research and currently I’am undertaking my PhD research programme. I have special interest in research on Population and Development issues, Socio-Economic outcomes, Population policy analysis, Data analysis and use, Population and Health programmes, Social research Methodology, Monitoring and Evaluation, Curriculum Design and Development. I am proficient in MS-word, MS-excel, MS- Access, Power point, Statisical package for social sciences (SPSS), R-Statistics, Stata and Nudist.


2017 TO DATE: – PhD in Population Studies (On Going), Population Research Institute,

University of Nairobi.

PhD Dissertation;

Rural – Urban mortality gap. Analysis of fertility Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa

1994 – 1996 MSC in Population Studies; Population Research Institute, University of


MSC Dissertation;

“Fertility Transition in Kenya: Parity Progression Model”

1985 – 1988. Bachelor of Education Science (B.Ed) at Kenyatta University.

1982 – 1983. Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (K.A.C.E) in Homa – Bay High School.

1977 – 1980. Kenya Certificate Education(K.C.E)  inMirogi Secondary School.

1970 – 1976. Certificate of Primary Education (C.P.E)  in God – Kado Primary School.


i) Teaching Experience

Dec. 2012 to Date:-

Full time lecturer in Rongo University in the School of Arts and Social Sciences (Department of Social Sciences and Humanities).

Chairman of the Geography section of the Department.

Aug. 2008 – 2012: Taught as part time lecturer at Moi University, RongoSatellite Campus – time basis (teaching statistics, economic demography, theories of population and demographic dynamics).

Jan. 1999 – 2005: Taught as part time lecturer in the University of Nairobi, Population Studies Research Institute (PSRI).   

Jan. 1997 – 2012: A TSC teacher at Moi Institute of Technology (Statistics and Mathematics for engineering and applied Sciences and Quantitative Techniques).

May 1988 – 1993: Served as a TSC teacher in Pe-Hill High School and a member of the district (Migori) examination Council.

ii) Non – Teaching Experience

Feb. 2001 – June. 2001: Unicef Project

Activity: Analysis of the long terms socio – economic impact of HIV/AIDS on children and policy response – Kenya case study.

Aug. 1998: Nascop Project.

Activity: Supervisory Role in Global Research Survey undertaken by the National HIV/AIDS Programme on behalf of the UNICEF.

Dec. 1997:  Reme Project.

Activity: A research supervisor during the research survey under- taken by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) to establish the baseline position in the MSE sector in the country.

Nov. 1994 – 1996: population studies and research institute of the University of Nairobi.

Activity: Undertaking research in analyzing Kenya’s fertility behavior.

July. 1994: population Studies and Research Institute, university of Nairobi.

Activity: Supervision of a two week multipurpose research survey project. The project aimed to develop a data bank for various development research studies.

c)       Honours and Awards

i) Bachelor of Education degree (1988)

ii) Master of Science in Population Studies (1997)

d) Professional Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

– A member of Population association of Kenya (PAK)


My general area of interest is statistical demography and in particular the use of event history methods. Event history models are statistical methods that study the occurrence and the timing of events which is central to population studies such as being migrant, married, unemployed etc,. Event histories encompass change of status or transitions. Some features of human behavior are described naturally in terms of streams of events experienced by individuals or in terms of individuals who occasionally move between various life statuses, such areas include; job careers,spells of unemployment, sickness histories, social and geographic mobility, demographic family dynamics. In some cases, selectivity (unobserved heterogeneity) is an important ingredient, in that the events in question are more likely for individuals with certain characteristics beyond those recorded in the data. Alongside this focus, my interest lies in studies on fertility transition, determinants of transitions and statuses as well as behavioral and structural determinants.

Am also interested in populationpolicies and programs, comparative studies within African perspective and in monitoring and evaluation of programs.


i) Conference Participation

  October 23-25, 2012: Population Association of Kenya 4th Population Conference:

Theme of the Conference: “Population Dynamics: Implications for the achievement of Vision 2030 and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”.

Activity: Presented Paper:Methodological Issues:Estimation of Fertility in Kenya using Parity Progression Model; Gerald Ochieng and George Odwe.

Jan. 2000: Population Association of Kenya Conference ant KCCT Mbangathi.

Activity: Discussant during the second annual population Conference.

November 7 – 10, 1994: Population Association of Kenya 4th Population Conference.

Theme of the conference: “Demographic Prospects for Kenya in the 1990s and beyond”

Activity: Rapp tour and discussant in the first annual Population Conference


Population Association of Kenya (PAK)