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Education Analyst Job Vacancy

Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK) Vacancy
Job Title: Education Analyst
Salary Grade: Job Grade 4
Program: Women Educational Researchers of Kenya
Reports to: Manager – WERK-WWW Project

Start Date: Immediate

Program Overview
The Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK) is a professional association of researchers, with interest on education, gender and development. 

In collaboration with CfBT and other partners, WERK is setting up a monitoring and research unit for the Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW) project.

Overall Responsibility:
You will be responsible of managing the WWW data, and other education data available within WERK, both quantitative and qualitative, setting up and managing the WERK Data Centre and producing various reports as per donor and other requirements.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Design, set up and manage the WERK Data Centre, including procurement and maintenance of qualitative and quantitative analysis software;
  • Work with and support the WERK-WWW Project Manager to conceptualize and develop monitoring and research tools for the WWW project;
  • Maintain contact and supervise data collection points/volunteers in WWW project sites, and motivate the partners to submit project data on timely and accurate basis;
  • Recommend set-up of appropriate Mobile Phone Apps for data communication between WERK and WWW project sites;
  • Receive, code, enter and analyze quantitative data from various WERK Projects, using appropriate software;
  • Receive, code, enter and analyze qualitative data from various WERK Projects, using appropriate software;
  • Receive and process requests for data and analysis, both descriptive and inferential;
  • Initiate and sustain periodic report production for evidence sharing.
General Responsibilities
  • Participate in WERK processes;
  • Undertake the activities above in line with the associated budgets and with program work plans, in ways that are consistent with WERK policies;
  • Prepare and submit quality and timely activity plans, budgets and reports for the programs;
  • Keep up to date with educational issues in Counties, nationally, East Africa and internationally.
  • Participate in meetings and sessions as needed;
  • Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the Executive Officer.
Key Competencies
  • At least Bachelor degree qualification in Statistics or other research-oriented courses, with minimum three years experience. Master’s degree in related field is an added advantage.
  • Reasonable understanding of the Education Sector in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated experience in conduct field-based research, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in analyzing Qualitative and Quantitative Data, both manually and using appropriate Analysis Software. Working knowledge of Stata an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with large databases, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Excellent report writing skills, using both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Experience in technology-based data collection and analysis applications.
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should apply through email, including a motivation letter and CV to, and copy to, by close of business on Wednesday, 8th May 2013.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday, 15th May, 2013 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

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