KNBS Data Manager Jobs in Kenya

KNBS Data Manager Jobs in Kenya

National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) is an initiative of the European Commission supported by the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Delegation of the European Union has funded a project to establish a Kenya National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (KNIPFN) as a part of this international effort.

The initiative aims to strengthen national capacity to make better use of existing information and data to inform policies, programmes and interventions in all sectors that could contribute to better nutrition for the Kenyan population.

The project is being implemented by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in partnership with the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and in collaboration with all the sectors that have a role in improving nutrition in Kenya including the State Department of Planning.

KIPPRA will take the lead in policy analysis while KNBS will lead the statistical analysis of the existing data available.

The work of the KNIPFN will be supported throughout the project by a Global Support Facility (GSF) managed by the Agrinatura Consortium, which is also funded by the donors to the NIPN initiative.

The KNIPFN initiative invites application from suitably qualified individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:

Data Manager

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the Project Director while working under the guidance of the Senior Analyst and the KNBS Data Manager, the job holder will develop and manage an archive of data sets concerned with nutrition or factors that contribute to good
    nutrition or cause malnutrition, and which supports efforts to create a national
    data archive.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Summarising the data sets available in a standard format and
    maintaining records of data found and provided;
  • Formulating and implementing efficient and secure procedures for data handling and data sharing;
  • Creating and enforcing policies for ensuring data security to prevent security breaches and data loss with the assistance of the KNBS IT unit;
  • Translating analysing requests into a list of required datasets
    and a schedule for their acquisition, processing, describing and cataloguing;
  • Overseeing rules and procedures for data sharing;
  • Monitoring the flow of datasets in both the data cleaning and analysis teams, ensuring there are no bottlenecks in the distribution and
    sharing of data;
  • Overseeing the implementation, daily operations and maintenance of the repository of datasets;
  • Undertaking special tasks assigned by the Project Director related to the KNIPFN project;
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Requirements for appointment

  • Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computing, Information Technology or equivalent qualifications from a recognised institution;
  • Ten (10) years’ working experience in data management;
  • Experience in using computer softwares to handle data, ideally on networked computers running the Windows Operating System, ande experience in use of database software such as Access and Excel;
  • Experience in the use of statistical softwares such as STATA or R and microdata cataloguing tools, Nesstar or NADA will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6, which is available on the KNBS website accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials.
  • The reference number for the post applied for
    should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

    The Director General
    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
    P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
    Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 103

  • Applications must be received not later than 5th February, 2019 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; KNBS Data Manager Jobs in Kenya

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