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United States International University Principal Institutional Research Officer Jobs in Kenya
In line with USIU-Africa’s commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, the University is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Principal Institutional Research Officer in the Office of Institutional Research, in the Division of University Advancement.
In line with USIU-Africa’s commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, the University is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Principal Institutional Research Officer in the Department of Institutional Research, in the Division of University Advancement.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Conducting research, reviewing relevant information, studying trends, both internal and external, and providing business counsel for evaluation and adoption by the Division
Studying the market and interpreting research data to advise the Division on appropriate interventions
Consultancy and support in research activities and Statistical Methods.
Organizing, analyzing, storage and dissemination of Institutional Data.
Conducting Institutional Surveys and Studies.
Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive institutional research program that will support strategic planning, evidence-based decision making, and outcomes assessment.
Identify problem areas, such as admission patterns, fiscal and management analysis and sources of financial support in order to develop research procedures
Coordinate the collection and presentation of statistical analyses of relevant institutional data and key performance indicators to support institutional decision-making.
Improve existing data collection strategies and develop new approaches and procedures for the collection and analysis of institutional data.
Ensure the university's compliance with CUE and WASC reporting requirements; provide dissemination of compiled research reports and completion of external surveys.
Work to enhance effective data and information flow between the programs, the management and partnering with other offices, faculty and staff to enhance university-wide data collection.
Perform inferential statistical analysis and data mining activities using available tools (SPSS, STATA, etc.) to interpret results and identify trends.
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for data collection and reporting processes to ensure data integrity.
Develop and maintain comprehensive data warehouse system to house periodic reports.
Provide technical guidance and support to departments on the completion of external surveys for various agencies including support for institutional self-study, accreditation, assessment and program review.
Identifying knowledge gap in these areas of data collection and statistical analysis
Conducting trainings and workshops to upgrade skills in maintaining
institutional and students’ data.
Translate institutional data into business advisory for each division, school or unit for proactive interventions.
Develop and review business performance indicators in view of the full market dynamics, proposing strategic interventions for business growth.
Study and inform Management of the business trends, both internal and external for strategy review and implementation.
Strategic plan review, monitoring and evaluation; supporting each business unit to effectively implement the plans in a timely manner.
Business planning, providing forecasts, targets, turnover plans to divisional and unit heads that will assure planned growth of USIU-Africa.
Provide business intelligence and strategies to the Management Board to spur USIU-Africa to market leadership.
Represent the Director, University Advancement in various committees as may be assigned from time to time.
Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications
Master’s degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or any other relevant Social Sciences with bias in quantitative and qualitative analysis, from an accredited university.
5 years’ experience in business planning, research and data management
Experience in higher education market will be preferred.
Required Skills and Competencies
Business analysis skills
Qualitative and Quantitative research skills.
Ability to manage large and complex Databases
Experience in conducting longitudinal and cross sectional studies
Ability to teach complex statistical concepts to non-statisticians
Good report writing skills
Good presentation skills
Ability to keep up with new technology
Time efficient, systematic working methodology
Attention to detail
Knowledge of Statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, as well as MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word and Project
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 send your application to the address below by Friday, January 27, 2017
United States International University - Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.
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