Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Research Analyst Intern

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics 
Position: Research Analyst Intern
 
Reports to: Senior Research Analyst
 

Station: Nairobi
 
Deadline: 1st December 2017

Start Date: 8th January 2018

The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral, economic, and social interventions in East Africa. 
  
Busara’s mission involves the application of rigorous research methods and evaluation tools to enable partners to improve program design, assess existing interventions, and optimize internal processes. 
Busara is registered as a 501(c)(3) US-based non-profit organization. It was founded in 2013, and has active operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda.
 
Busara offers a 3-month internship program that enables students to gain work experience and develop professional skills in the area of research, design and data analysis in behavioural economics.
 
Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Handle a full range of project components
  • Develop reports on analysis conducted, providing recommendations and making formal presentations to communicate results to various management levels
  • Demonstrate initiative in brainstorming and identifying alternative solutions to issues in the project
  • Help in designing effective survey instruments and coordinating all activities associated with the survey study including formatting, scanning, analyzing, summarizing and presenting results, writing reports highlighting key findings and making presentations of results.
  • Support qualitative and quantitative field research activities
  • Analyze pilot results to refine initial hypotheses to testable prototypes
  • Perform any other duties assigned.
Key Requirements
  • Pursing a degree in Social Sciences, Financial Economics, Economics and Statistics Systems, or an equivalent degree. Candidates from a Private University highly preferred.
  • 3rd year university students with an interest of pursuing a career in research and Behavioral Economics
  • Strong attention to detail and project requirements
  • Familiarity with qualitative, quantitative, research, data analytic and good computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills (both written and spoken).
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced and occasionally demanding environment
  • Available to start the internship on the indicated date.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your 2-page CV and cover letter to  analysts@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line of the e-mail reads: “Research Analyst Intern: REF NO: BU-2017-11-17”.
Only online applications shall be considered. 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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