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Research, Data Analysis, and Statistics Specialist Job in Kenya

Chemonics seeks a Mid-Level Research, Data Analysis, and Statistics Specialist for the anticipated USAID East Africa U.S. Trade and Investment Center Program.

The program aims to increase economic growth, resilience, and integration by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment both intra-regionally and internationally between East Africa and the United States.

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

This position is located in Kenya.

Responsibilities include:
  • Apply econometric models to measure and estimate impact of such economic variables as trade flows, investment flows, and GDP
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses
  • Examine trends in economic growth in the region

  • Master's degree or equivalent in statistics, economics, data analysis, research methodology or related area required; Ph.D. or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Minimum eight years of relevant experience, including five years regarding developing countries, preferably in Africa
  • Minimum five years of experience researching, analyzing, and reporting on economic issues related to development in developing countries, preferably in Africa
  • Minimum three years of experience building, populating, and using reporting and analysis databases strongly preferred; experience applying econometric models to measure and estimate the impact of such economic variables as trade flows, investment flows, and GDP
  • Strong ability and extensive experience with cost-benefit analysis and general equilibrium modeling and analysis
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs, including regression analysis, econometrics, databases, and general equilibrium models
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluent English required

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to by December 1, 2013.

Please note the position title in the subject of the email.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please.

Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunityself-identification form and submit it separately to with only "Statistics specialist - East Africa Trade" in the subject line.

If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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