ICT Board Data Analyst Job in Kenya

The Government of Kenya has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of Kenya Transparency & Communications Infrastructure Project (KTCIP). 
The Kenya ICT Board under the Ministry of Information and Communications executes KTCIP.

The Kenya ICT Board therefore intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this to undertake recruitment of project staff. 
The Government of Kenya is the recipient for the proposed activity. 
The Kenya ICT Board serves as the implementing agency for the project and now invites suitable candidates for the following position:

Data Analyst
 

Terms Of Reference: (Kenya Open Data Initiative)

Purpose

The purpose of the Kenya Open Data Initiative is to remove barriers to accessing information created or managed by government institutions, while respecting privacy legal and other concerns.

Justification

The objective of setting up an open data website is to provide government information, in digital form, published on the internet for ease of accessible to all. 

Kenya’s information is a national asset, and this site is about sharing it. 
The goal of Kenya open data website is to make core government development, demographic, statistical and expenditure data available in a useful digital format for researchers, policymakers, ICT developers and the general public. 
As more data is available and Kenyans make of the data, the relationship between the government and the citizens is expected to change for the better.

Partners

The partners to this project will be as follows;

  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)- KNBS is the custodian of the official statistics in Kenya
  • ICT Board- Empowering the communities to acquire ICT skills
  • The World Bank – provides the support through the provision of resources
Duties and Responsibilities

The data manager for the Open data website will be responsible to the Technical Coordinator and will be in charge of the following;

  • Support the implementation of the Open Data initiative, in consultation with the project coordinator, technical coordinator and stakeholders
  • Identify new datasets for inclusion in the Open Data initiative and associated tools.
  • Managing the acquisition, curation and publication of new datasets on opendata.go.ke
  • Prepare and release new data sets in the right formats and upload it onto the open data site.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable legislation
  • Maintain and monitor the use of data sets
  • Ensure the quality of data is update and is as published
  • Conduct trainings on the use the Kenya’s open data initiative database in consultation with the technical coordinator.
  • Supervise the staff under him/her
  • Any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the project coordinator
  • Ensuring the quality, accuracy and timeliness of data published to opendata.go.ke
Expected Outputs
  • Data sources identified and sourced.
  • Data prepared for uploading on the website.
  • Data uploaded onto the open data website
Qualifications
  • A degree in Economics , Statistics or IT
  • Demonstrable evidence of past work in this area, involving data processing and analysis in a statistical production institution ;
  • Over 3 years of work experience in handling data processing and analysis activities
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
Time

The total duration of the project will be decided by the steering committee in liaison with all partners.

The recruitment will be conducted in accordance to Guidelines on Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Grants by World Bank Borrowers (2011), and is open to all Kenyans eligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria in the job description.

Applications must be delivered to the address below on or before: 2nd November 2012 at 5.00pm East African Time. Late applications will be rejected.

Applications accompanied with detailed CVs and copies of relevant documents and testimonials should be submitted in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked the position and Reference Number to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenya ICT Board,
12 Floor Teleposta Towers- Kenyatta Avenue
P.O. BOX 27150 – 00100, NAIROBI, KENYA.

Or sent through email: recruitment@ict.go.ke and placed in the Tender Box situated at Kenya ICT Board
Entrance, 12th floor Teleposta Towers or mailed so as to reach the above address on or before 2nd November, 2012 at 5pm East African Time.

Kenya ICT Board is an equal opportunity employer. 
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply


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