Research and Data Analyst Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Research and Data Analyst

We are seeking to recruit a Research and Data Analyst who will be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting complex data sets to support business decision-making and strategy development. Responsible for developing data collection tools, designing electronic data collection systems, and overseeing the entire data processing lifecycle. This role involves hands-on work in creating tools, managing data collection processes, coding and cleaning data, performing analysis, and crafting comprehensive reports. Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Gather and compile data from various sources, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  2. Clean, preprocess, and transform raw data into usable formats for analysis
  3. Conduct thorough desk reviews to gather relevant background information for research projects.
  4. Synthesize and summarize existing literature, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the research landscape
  5. Develop research methodologies and frameworks tailored to address specific research objectives.
  6. Design and develop data collection instruments tailored to research objectives.
  7. Ensure the tools are reliable, valid, and align with the overall research methodology
  8. Design qualitative interview guides for focus group discussions (FGDs) and key informant interviews (KIIs) to gather rich and nuanced data.
  9. Oversee and manage the implementation of data collection activities, ensuring adherence to research protocols.
  10. Design both quantitative and qualitative research studies, ensuring alignment with research objectives.
  11. Develop study tools, including surveys, interview guides, and data collection instruments.
  12. Implement coding systems for qualitative data, ensuring consistency and reliability in the coding process.
  13. Work collaboratively with the research team to refine coding schemes as needed
  14. Create electronic data collection systems, utilizing platforms such as mobile data collection apps or web-based forms.
  15. Ensure the electronic tools are user-friendly, efficient, and capable of capturing relevant data
  16. Utilize statistical analysis tools and qualitative analysis techniques to analyze collected data.
  17. Interpret data trends and patterns to derive meaningful insights.
  18. Prepare comprehensive reports summarizing research findings and insights.
  19. Develop strategies for effectively disseminating research results to relevant stakeholders.
  20. Present findings in a clear and accessible manner to both technical and non-technical audiences
  21. Develop and conduct training sessions for data collectors on proper data collection techniques, tool usage, and adherence to research protocols.
  22. Provide ongoing support and supervision to maintain data collection quality
  23. Develop and manage study budgets, ensuring efficient allocation of resources.
  24. Monitor expenses and financial transactions related to research activities
  25. Implement data quality assurance measures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of collected data.
  26. Conduct regular checks and audits to maintain high data quality standards
  27. Monitor industry trends and changes, providing timely updates to inform business strategies.
  28. Develop forecasting models to predict future trends and potential areas of opportunity or risk
  29. Stay current with advancements in data analysis tools and techniques.
  30. Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement best practices
  31. Perform any other additional duties and tasks assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Diploma in monitoring and evaluation
  • Degree in Business Analytics or Computer Science or Statistics or Economics or other related fields.
  • Strong proficiency in statistical analysis tools and data visualization tools.
  • Specialized in quantitative data analysis using SPSS, Stata, and adept in qualitative coding with NVivo.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to oversee and coordinate data collection activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to provide right information to customers including problem solving skills
  • High level of accuracy, computer literacy and attention to detail

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, to before end of day 30th January 2024. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.