KEMRI Data Analyst Job in Nairobi Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Opening date: 17/06/16 
Vacancy No. K35-05-16
Position: Data Analyst (1 Position) 
MR9-11 (grading depends on qualifications)
Reporting To: Influenza Program Manager
Location: Nairobi
Job Summary: The data analyst’s position requires the incumbent to perform various data management, processing and analysis functions for the influenza program in an accurate and timely fashion.


Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, or Mathematics, from a recognized university. Relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • 2 years’ Experience in a busy data processing, management and analysis field
  • Excellent knowledge and working experience of at least on statistical package for data manipulation and analysis (STATA, SPSS, SAS) and database software (SQL server, MS Access)
  • Experience in data cleaning and performing quality assurance procedures
  • Experience in working with electronic data collection systems in clinical settings will be an added advantage.
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the data management process and the data being managed.
  • Participate in design of data collection tools and data capture applications
  • Design and manage databases and data entry/capture procedures
  • Be involved in data downloading and uploading from mobile devices such as PDAs, Netbooks and Smartphones.
  • Participate in developing data analysis plans in consultation with the study investigators and statistician
  • Participate in data retrieval, analysis and interpretation
  • Collate, query and clean data coming in from the field sites including flagging out inconsistencies and/ or errors arising from data obtained from the field as part of routine data checks
  • Perform various data manipulations, analysis and generate reports and tables as required
  • Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling
  • Work with other team members and investigators on various tasks as requested
  • Perform additional responsibilities as may be assigned by the supervisor
Applications MUST include the following:
  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • 3 letters of reference from your referees
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts
Terms of Employment: 1 (one) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months. 
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within the relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications are due no later than: 8th July 2016 to: 
Human Resource Manager, 
KEMRI/CDC Program, 
P.O. Box 1578, 
Or email to

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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