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  • Posted: Apr 19, 2023
    Deadline: May 5, 2023
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    United States International University - Africa is located in the Kasarani area, off Thika Road in the suburb of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The university is an independent, not-for-profit institution serving 6512 students representing 69 nationalities. It offers 24 degree programs from undergraduate to doctoral level, all of which are accredi...
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    Research Analyst (2 Positions)

    Job Purpose:

    Reporting to the Principal Institutional Research Officer, the Research Analyst position coordinates all research related aspects of the Work Stream B of MasterCard Foundation’s Scholars Program e-Learning Initiative. The incumbent of the position will be fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action and provide strong support at all stages of Research, Monitoring & Evaluation of the project.


    • Determining the project’s research needs and conducting market research/validation, monitoring and evaluation
    • Collaborating with other MasterCard Foundation partners and stakeholders on MERL activities
    • Developing and administering survey instruments, management, collection and analyzing of data that will provide insights and help focus efforts towards achievement of the Initiatives’ goals
    • Measuring outcomes of the e-Learning Initiative and providing project monitoring updates and reports for decision making.
    • Leveraging on analytics to determine the effectiveness of activities and make continual improvements.
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    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 three (3) years’ experience in data analysis i.e. proven track record in programming and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative).
    • Demonstrate competency in Excel, SPSS, STATA, R or any other statistical software.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies

    • Knowledge of major evaluation methodologies.
    • Experience in developing M&E plans including indicators selection, target setting, reporting, database management and developing M&E performance monitoring plans.
    • Ability to pay attention to details, prioritize projects and set and meet deadlines.
    • Report writing and presentation skills.
    • Knowledge management.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    • Training data collectors.
    • Ability to supervise a diverse team.
    • Quality results oriented and team player.
    • Commitment to promote quality, equitable and inclusive education through eLearning.

    Working relations:

    • Internal: Faculty, Deans, Academic Chairs, ICT staff, e-Learning Team.
    • External: Service providers, Suppliers, other Universities, schools, Project consultants.

    Method of Application

    If 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 address below by 5.00pm, Friday, May 5, 2023

    Director of Human Resources,
    United States International University - Africa
    P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

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