USIU – Research Associate

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the design of research/survey instruments, coordination, data control, data collection and storage of instruments.
  • Provide technical guidance and support for students and faculty research efforts and capacity building,
  • Coordinate with respective university research units to provide support for conferences, trainings and workshops and publication efforts
  • Maintain data records and reports related to faculty research efforts.
  • Develop data analysis plans and perform data analysis as needed.
  • Deliver and champion capacity building and learning strategies and skills
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for data collection and reporting processes to ensure data integrity.
  • Work closely with the grant writer to develop research proposals and institutional research to enhance the faculty research profile database.
  • Performance of any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or any other relevant Social Science with bias in quantitative and qualitative analysis, from an accredited university;
  • At least Three (3) years of progressive experience in Research and Capacity Building in a reputable organization.
  • Strong knowledge of research evaluation methodology , data quality assurance , analysis and reporting
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word
  • Experience conducting field research preferably in educational settings, and managing a research team
  • Strong written, verbal, organizational and Interpersonal skills,

Personal Attributes, Skills & Competencies

  • Qualitative and Quantitative research skills.
  • Ability to manage large and complex databases
  • Ability to teach complex statistical concepts to non-statisticians
  • Good communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • Ability to keep up with new technology
  • Confidentiality and integrity;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Self motivated;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptability and reliability
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Wednesday, April 7 , 2017
Director of Administration,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
USIU is an equal opportunity employer

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