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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2024
    Deadline: Jul 12, 2024
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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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    Data Visualization Specialist

    Job summary:

    This crucial role focuses on transforming complex data into insightful, interactive visualizations using Tableau. The primary purpose of this position is to support the department’s research initiatives by creating compelling visual representations of institutional data, thereby facilitating informed decision-making across the university.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    • Design and develop interactive dashboards and visual reports using Tableau to present data in a clear, compelling manner.
    • Analyze complex datasets to extract key insights and trends that inform institutional policies and practices.
    • Work closely with the Institutional Research Office and other stakeholders to understand data needs and translate them into effective real-time visual solutions.
    • Ensure data integrity and accuracy through meticulous management and preparation of datasets.
    • Provide training and support to members of the Institutional Research department and other university employees on best practices in data visualization and Tableau usage.
    • Adhere to ethical guidelines and university policies regarding data privacy and research conduct.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems).

    Skills:

    • Advanced proficiency in Tableau, including the creation of complex dashboards and visualizations.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to work with large, complex datasets.
    • Proficiency in SQL and experience with other data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, R, STATA, SPSS, Python).
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and effectively.
    • Attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy.
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems).

    Experience:

    • Proven experience in data visualization and analysis, with a strong portfolio of past Tableau projects.
    • Experience in an academic or research setting is preferred.

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    Research Assistants

    Job summary:

    This vital role supports the department in various data collection activities to enhance our academic and administrative decision-making processes. The primary purpose of this position is to collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data to support institutional research initiatives.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    • Conduct surveys, interviews, and focus groups to gather quantitative and qualitative data from internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ensure data integrity and accuracy by following established protocols for data entry.
    • Assist in analyzing data.
    • Assist in preparing detailed reports and visual presentations of findings for various stakeholders within the university.
    • Work closely with faculty members, administrative staff, and other research assistants to support ongoing research projects.
    • Adhere to ethical guidelines and university policies regarding data privacy and research conduct.

    Qualifications:

    • Education: Graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in a relevant field.
    • Skills:
      • Proficiency in data collection methods and tools (e.g., surveys, qualitative interviews, online data collection platforms).
      • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
      • Attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy.
      • Analytical skills, with experience using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R) and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Excel) are added advantages.
    • Experience: Prior experience in research, data analysis, or a related field is preferred.
    • Attributes: A proactive and independent worker with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

    Method of Application

    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 indicating in the subject line. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, a portfolio showcasing your previous Tableau projects and data visualizations, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the email indicated below. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Director, Human Resource,
    United States International University - Africa,
    P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: jobs-advancement@usiu.ac.ke

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