USIU-Africa Principal Institutional Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

USIU-Africa Principal Institutional Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to Director University Advancement, the holder of this position will be responsible for conducting research/ surveys, reviewing relevant information, studying research trends both internal and external, and providing business counsel for evaluation and adoption by the different divisions and departments of the university.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive institutional research program that will support strategic planning, evidence-based decision making, and outcomes assessment;

  • Conduct and interpret education market trend analysis with an aim of advising the university’s strategic direction;

  • 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 all the regulatory bodies and university ranking reporting requirements;

  • Disseminate compiled research/ survey reports and completed external surveys to the relevant university organs;

  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for data collection and reporting processes to ensure data integrity;

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive data warehouse system and visualization platform 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, program assessment and program review;

  • Support in reviewing, monitoring and evaluating the university’s strategic plan;

  • Conduct regular trainings and workshops to upgrade skills in methods of collecting and reporting institutional data;

  • Providing strategic advisory service to the university using institutional and other external data;

  • Mine, analyze, interpret and disseminate institutional data;

  • Identifying consultancy opportunities for the office of institutional research that will generate income (as a fundraising activity for the university).

    Qualifications /Educational/Professional/Experience

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Social Statistics, Econometrics or any related field with bias in quantitative and qualitative analysis.

  • 5 years’ experience in business/ statistical analysis, research and data management.

  • Experience in higher education will be preferred.

  • Experience in training, research and statistical consultancy.

  • Membership in relevant professional bodies.

  • Demonstrate competency in at least 3 statistical software including R, SPSS, STATA, Excel, as well as MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word and Project.

  • Demonstrate competency in at least one qualitative data analysis softwares.

  • Competencies & Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Be self-motivated and highly-disciplined

  • Good listening and mediation skills

  • Ability to work with modern office computer software programs

  • Analytical skills and decision making skills
    Planning and Organization skills

  • 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 apply.

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by Friday, January 3, 2020.

    Director of Administration,
    United States International University - Africa
    P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

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