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GESCI is an international non-government organisation founded by the United Nations ICT Taskforce.

GESCI is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and provides strategic advice to relevant Ministries in developing countries on the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education, Science, Technology and Innovation systems for the advancement of Knowledge Societies in Africa.


In carrying out the assignment, the Analyst will be expected to:

  • Plan for research studies and evaluation of innovative practice and work with GESCI experts in reviewing and refining the suggested methodologies and tools.
  • Collect data through desk research, telephone interviews, field visits, meetings and other agreed methods.
  • Analyse collected data and monitored innovative practice and produce research reports following criteria identified in the research and innovation framework.
  • Present recommendations for conclusions that can be drawn from undertaken research and monitored innovation as well as suggest areas of future interest and relevance.
  • Repackage research and innovation findings to various audiences following their specific needs and interests.

    Timeframe for Assignment

    The time frame of the assignment is 7 months fulltime based in GESCI’s office in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Some national and/or international travels may be required.

    Key Requirements

    We are seeking a result orientated Analyst that proactively takes action in a collaborative and fast paced environment.

    The work will involve everything from individual analytical research and team brainstorming sessions to meetings with inventors, students, researchers and Government officials why you need to be an individual that is comfortable and communicative in various environments.

    More specifically the role requires: Master’s degree or higher in Social Sciences in one of the Knowledge Society domains of ICT, Education, Science and Technology.

    Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in research, monitoring and evaluation of multi-disciplinary projects related to Learning, Education, Skills Development, Youth, ICT/Technology, preferably in Eastern or Southern Africa.

    Experience in using a range of research methodologies and Monitoring & Evaluation techniques.

    Competence in conducting online research (using tools like search engines, data repositories, scientific publications) as well as carrying out interview based evaluation and monitoring of field studies.

    Excellent analytical skills and ability to package and present data and research findings for decision making and sharing with different audiences.

    Strong communication skills and ability to interact with various stakeholders (from students to inventors to Government officials)

    Capacity to proactively come up with new ideas, identify what needs to be done and quickly bring out results.

    Good time management and organisational skills to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines.

    To Apply:

    Please submit your complete CV with a cover letter specifying why you qualify for this assignment.

    Your application should reach us at lina.palmer [at] .

    Further information related to the position can be obtained from:

    Lina Palmer, AKE Project Manager: lina.palmer [at]

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