Data and Analysis Expert – LISA Consultancy Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya

SoCha LLC 

Position Title: Data and Analysis Expert – LISA


SoCha is contracted to deliver the USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) Localization, Inclusion, and Sustainability Activity (LISA) with the aim of assisting USAID staff and stakeholders to be more efficient, effective, transparent, inclusive, and skilled in achieving development outcomes. LISA utilizes local expertise and seeks to partner with local entities with in-depth knowledge and networks in Kenya and utilize this expertise strategically. The utilization of local expertise focuses on close collaboration and interaction with local actors, including local indigenous organizations, counties, companies, institutions, and government.

SoCha is seeking a Data and Analysis Expert to support the production of a “data and analysis pack” (DAAP) (quantitative/brief qualitative bullet points) on Democracy and Governance issues in Kenya. The consultant will gather data, analyze data, and support data visualization. The consultant will augment the existing data pack with new statistics and themes every two weeks over a four-month period. The Consultant will also be expected to respond with data updates and new themes within 48 hours upon request. Initial themes and questions for data collection will be provided by USAID/KEA, and the consultant will suggest additional relevant themes, questions, and data sources as the project evolves. The anticipated deliverables include a Google Document, a Google Spreadsheet with quantitative data and analysis, and a Google Presentation (with data tables, charts, and graphics) that organizes and analyzes existing democracy and governance data most relevant to several thematic areas.

The Data and Analysis Expert will work closely with LISA’s Strategy Development and Implementation Lead to identify the best sources of data for the questions, compile the data in the template provided for this purpose, analyze, and visualize it as required, and revise it in response to feedback from LISA and USAID/KEA.

Scope of Work

  • Data collection: Responsible for collecting, collating, and archiving the required data by identifying literature and best sources of the data for the various themes and questions, and for maintaining a reference list with links to online sources.
  • Data analysis: Analyze the collected data as required. This involves interpreting data to find patterns, insights, and trends answering the questions provided in the scope.
  • Data visualization: Convey information and analysis effectively through clear and compelling charts, tables, and graphics.
  • Report Preparation: Support the compilation of the collected and analyzed data into the “data and analysis pack”. This document will organize and analyze existing data within the required democracy and governance themes.
  • Continuous Research: Research and add additional information (new statistics, new themes, etc.) to the data pack each week, with new bi-weekly drafts.
  • Data Pipeline Development: Responsible for developing data pipelines on democracy and governance issues in Kenya.
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the Strategy Development and Implementation Lead.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of post-graduate qualifications in economics, statistics, political science, or social sciences.
  • Over ten (10) years of experience in development research. Democracy and governance experience is a plus.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data for policy engagement is preferred.
  • Experience working with or consulting for development partners is preferred.
  • An understanding of Kenya’s political economy and democracy in addition to governance issues.
  • Excellent data collection skills through desk review, informal consultations, interviews, and other means.
  • Strong networks in Kenya’s development sector, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with high level Government of Kenya officials.

Skills and Competencies

  • Gravitas: Demonstrate ability to interact with data sources while maintaining tact and confidentiality.
  • Relationship building: Establish credibility and earn the trust of those they work with in support of successful outcomes.
  • Analysis: Ability to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data and present it in easily accessible formats using charts and histograms.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work closely with LISA staff toward a common purpose, shared goals, and objectives.
  • Manages complexity and ambiguity effectively: Demonstrated ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Research: Ability to conduct information gathering and operational research and synthesize evidence from the data.
  • Adept at using document design software such as Adobe Illustrator for creating and editing vector graphics, PowerPoint for presentations, Canva for easy-to-use design templates, and Google Sheets for data organization and styling.
  • Ability to effectively work virtually, and conversant with virtual meetings apps (e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.)


Nairobi, Kenya

Period of Performance

4 months

How to apply

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Position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.