Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Research Analyst at the United States International University

United States International University - Africa, situated in Nairobi, Kenya is the most diverse university in East and Central Africa catering to over 6000 students from 73 nationalities, and with a global network of over 11,000 alumni. 

It is also the only other university in Africa to receive local and American accreditation of its 24 degree programs.

In line with USIU - Africa’s commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, USIU-Africa is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:

Research Analyst

Key Responsibilities
Performs programming and analysis tasks using SPSS, Excel, Access, and other software as appropriate.
  • Programs questionnaires in survey monkey and other software.
  • Collects data using a variety of methods including but not limited to field data collection,  Telephone surveys and online surveys
  • Coordinates field surveys
  • Data cleaning and preparation of code books
  • Prepares and labels SPSS data files for analysis and reporting.
  • Analyzes survey results data and any other analysis as required
  • Performs Data Mining from the data warehouse.
  • Prepares summary report for institutional data that supports institutional decision making
  • Assists with drafting and editing of project reports and methodological reports as assigned
  • Acts as Project Coordinator for research projects as assigned.
Prepares time lines for assigned projects.
  • Assists with budget preparation and budget revisions for assigned projects.
  • Maintains communication with client on survey progress.
  • Submits brief, written report on project progress each week supervisor and reports on project progress, needs, and plans at weekly project scan meeting.
  • Maintains communication with project team using e-mail and team meetings as needed.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that projects stay within budget.
  • Coordinates with Head of Institutional Research regarding scheduling or resource problems affecting timely completion of assigned projects and any issues affecting survey quality.
Responsible for Institutional Research Office Administration including
  • Filing of office documents
  • Raising requisitions
  • Renewal of Membership registration  and  software licenses
Allocates tasks and coordinates research assistants.

Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or related field that involves research design, implementation and analysis from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in institutional data analysis
  • Proven track record in programming and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Work experience in an educational environment.
Competencies
  • Understanding of database management procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal information and data in accordance to the university’s policy
  • Demonstrate competency in Excel, SPSS, STATA, R or any other statistical software
  • Ability to pay attention to details, prioritize projects and set and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to extract and compile data from Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • Ability to retain learned knowledge
Skills
  • Excellent data extraction skills from a variety of databases
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint , Excel, Access, Project
  • Effectively communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
If you had previously applied for any of the listed positions, please do not re-apply.

Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.

Should you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Head of Human Resources,
United States International University - Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: jobs@usiu.ac.ke

www.usiu.ac.ke/jobs

USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

Education to take you places.
 

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