Data Analyst, Kenya (APHRC)

Employer: African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Deadline: June 11.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Taking responsibility for data cleaning, including doing all required consistency checks for the project(s) he/she is assigned.
  • Develop proper documentation and dictionaries for all data sets.
  • Extract data and prepare analyzable data sets
  • Develop template syntax files for research staff to use in creating various data sets for analyses.
  • Support the data analysis needs of researchers.
  • Generate from the database regular data quality indicators for monitoring adherence to quality guidelines at both field and data entry levels.
  • Generate annual profile indicators (percentages, proportions, rates, etc.) for long-term studies.
  • Participate in development of questionnaires and other study instruments.
  • Participate in training of fieldworkers and reviewing questionnaires completed in the field.
  • Assist in training other staff members on data analysis.
  • Write technical reports on the data entry process, including structure of databases in relation to questionnaires.
  • Contribute to proposal development, literature review, and scientific writing as required.

    Essential

  • An MSc in Applied Statistics or Bio-Statistics or a quantitative social science discipline (e.g. Demography, Economics).
  • Proven skills in managing large datasets (e.g. Demographic and Health Surveys, censuses, etc)
  • Advanced programming skills in SPSS, STATA or SAS statistical packages
  • Experience of statistical data analysis
  • Experience in analyzing longitudinal and relational databases.

    Desirable

  • Knowledge of multiple statistical packages
  • Knowledge and application of advanced statistical analysis (e.g. Binary and multinomial logistic regression, survival analysis etc)
  • Evidence of scientific writing (e.g. for journals)

    Please apply enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected salary and providing contact details of three referees to;

    The Human Resources Manager
    African Population and Health Research Center
    P.O. Box 10787-00100 GPO
    Nairobi

    Online applications should be sent to jobs[at]aphrc.org with the position applied for written on the subject line.

    For more information, contact: Data Analyst, Kenya - APHRC Website

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