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Analyst Job Vacancy - African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) Programme

Analyst for the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) Programme

Location: GeSCI Offices, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Type: 1 year fixed term contract

Start date: April 1 2011

GeSCI, the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative, is a non-profit organisation founded by the United Nations ICT Taskforce.

GeSCI provides strategic advice to Ministries of Education in developing countries on the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education within the context of inclusive Knowledge Societies.


GeSCI is seeking an experienced researcher/analyst with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences in one of the Knowledge Society domains of ICT, Education, Science and Technology (S&T). The person is expected to contribute to and support GeSCI programmes as a researcher/analyst.

The researcher/analyst will work closely with the GeSCI international and local staff in a collaborative team environment.

The researcher/analyst will be mainly responsible for supporting multi-disciplinary programmatic activities primarily in the ALICT programme, but will also provide support across a number of existing programmes and new programmes by :
  • undertaking a variety of high level analyses/studies for decision making, strategic planning, programme development, scenario building and forecasting purposes;
  • conducting needs assessments, gap analyses, stakeholder engagement and scenario analyses for various contexts, countries and sub-regions; developing instruments for various analyses/studies;
  • collecting information from a variety of sources using appropriate methods/techniques;
  • evaluating research results to identify trends, patterns, tendencies and relationships;
  • interpreting and extracting data as required by programmes; and developing reports as needed.
  • He/she will work closely with programme teams both in Kenya as well as in GeSCI programme countries.
Key requirements for the role are:
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or other relevant field or in one of the Knowledge Society domains of ICT, Education, Science and Technology
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant professional research/analytical experience
  • Proven track record of analytical based project work with experience interpreting and manipulating statistical information, producing clear and concise reports to programme management
  • Strong analytical and communication skills and the ability to communicate with individuals at various levels within the organization and external partners and stakeholders
  • Skilled in research and computer software including internet-based research, spreadsheets, databases
  • Good time management and organisational skills to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
This is a local recruitment and applicants must have the right or permission to live and work in Kenya.

The successful candidate will be offered a 1-year fixed term contract, competitive remuneration package and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with some travel in Southern and Eastern Africa.

Interested applicants should apply to no later than March 11th 2011 enclosing a Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements of the role.

Further information related the position can be obtained from:

Helena Tapper,
ALICT Programme Manager,
at .

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