USIU-Africa Principal Institutional Research Officer Jobs in Kenya
USIU-Africa Principal Institutional Research Officer Jobs in KenyaJob 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.
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).
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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