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  • Posted: Feb 21, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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    Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.
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    Data Analyst Intern

     

    Overall Purpose

    The Data Analyst Intern will play an important role in assisting the Research Unit reach its objectives in generation of research knowledge for evidence based decision making in the Humanitarian sector.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Database design
    • Identifying data sources, collect information/data on District/County level indicators.
    • Assist in managing core datasets through data gathering, coding and cleaning
    • Access and prepare data for use by other teams
    • Active participation in the design and maintenance of contextualized datasets for ongoing research assignments
    • Assist in preparation and presentation of core data
    • Assisting in desk research on topical issues and through literature and policy reviews in readiness for analysis.
    • Maintaining an awareness of the landscape and debates on data in the humanitarian sphere and flag this the research team.
    • Contributing to ICHA research papers, reports and blogs.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • An undergraduate qualification in the field of data science, statistics, scientific research, econometrics, mathematics, computer science or similar discipline.
    • Any technical certificate in a related discipline (desirable).

    Desired Competencies

    • Working knowledge of statistics and statistical software (R, Stata, SPSS)
    • Demonstrable interest in socio-economic development
    • An inquisitive open mind and the ability to think outside of the box.
    • A determined, agile, pragmatic and patient approach to problem solving.
    • Good communication skills, both verbally and in writing
    • A willingness to continually improve technical and analytical competencies
    • Desire to learn and grow professionally
    • Ability to embrace company values
    • Ability to prioritise and execute with prudence to achieve company goals
    • Able to work collaboratively within and across teams and to organise time accordingly

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    GIS Intern

    Overall Purpose

    The GIS Intern will play an important role in assisting the Research Unit reach its objectives in generation of research knowledge for evidence based decision making in the Humanitarian sector

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Collection and analysis of geospatial data from openly available resources
    • Earth observation imagery acquisition, cleaning and information extraction e.g. spectral indices, time series analysis from both commercial and open datasets e.g. LANDSAT, sentinel 1
    • Analyzing disasters from spatial datasets using open platforms such as QGIS, google earth engine, R, python
    • Generation of well-designed outputs in form of tables, graphs and maps for better communication and decision making using open tools
    • Storing spatial data in databases using open source database management systems e.g MySQL, MongoDB
    • Automation of spatial analysis work flows in QGIS, R, Python
    • Collection of field data using open data toolkit

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in geo-information or any other related field with a relevant academic experience

    Desired Competencies

    • Proven competence in using open source GIS application software e.g QGIS, python, R
    • Collection of spatial data using open data kit (open map kit will be an added advantage)
    • Programming and automation of spatial processes using GIS programming e.g. R, python
    • Familiarization of big spatial data using google earth engine
    • Intermediate knowledge of statistical open source statistical software
    • Intermediate knowledge in using open source database management systems will be an added advantage
    • Knowledge of creation of visualization dashboards will be an added advantage
    • Good cartographical skills using graphic design software e.g. Inkscape will be an added advantage
    • Good English writing, reporting and communication skills
    • Experience working in humanitarian organization will be an added advantage
    • Eagerness to learn new skillsets

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on www.redcross.or.ke to apply

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