KNBS Senior Data Advisor/Analyst Jobs in Kenya

KNBS Senior Data Advisor/Analyst 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 Advisor/Analyst

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to Project Manager/Director, the job holder will provide expert technical advice, training and guidance to the staff working within the project Analysis Unit.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Working with Statisticians in KNBS and the project Data Manager to obtain data sets of relevance to nutrition from Ministries, International agencies and Civil society organisations to catalogue and archive the
    files;
  • Undertaking specialised analysis of data which contributes to answering the questions posed by the Policy Advisory Committee;
  • Supporting the production of summary statistics by regions and Counties that could be contributed to data dashboards or developed by
    the project and placed on the website of KNBS;
  • Participating in meetings of the KNIPFN Policy Advisory Committee to provide support and guidance on the information and data required for analysis are available to assist in analysis of the questions raised;
  • Working with staff of the KNIPFN to write reports, policy briefs, papers and other documents with the support of
    the project Communications
    Officer;
  • Liaising with staff of the Global Support Facility for the NIPN initiative to identify suitable training courses for staff and specialist advisors or specialist training materials to support the analytical processes of the
    project;
  • Undertaking special tasks assigned by the Project Director, related to the KNIPFN project;
  • Attending meetings of the KNIPFN Project Management Committee as a representative of the KNIPFN Analysis unit;
  • Attending the annual international technical meeting of NIPNs organised by the GSF;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Requirements for appointment

  • A Master Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Econometrics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised institution;
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in the management, analysis and reporting of biomedical data including human nutrition statistics;
  • Experience in managing, organising, creating, analysing and archiving data sets;
  • Experience of analysing panel data from surveillance systems or multiple data sets of
  • cross-sectional surveys;
  • Proven experience in using STATA statistical software;
  • Experience of using R and ARC-GIS software is an added advantage;
  • Proven ability to write technical reports, documents or papers in English;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    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
    NAIROBI


  • 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 Senior Data Advisor/Analyst Jobs in Kenya

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