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Data Analysts Jobs in Kenya

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 25 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa.
AERC has its offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained professional economists.

AERC has since March 2011, partnered with the World Food Program (WFP) to establish and run a Data Analysis and Knowledge Management Hub (known as “the Hub”) in support of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme.

The partnership intended to secure high quality M&E technical support for WFP’s Purchase for Progress programme.

The Hub supports collection and analysis of all quantitative data generated by the M&E system in 17 countries in Africa and Latin America under the P4P pilot.

The Hub mandate falls within four areas:

i) supporting countries in data collection,

ii) cleaning data received from country offices,

iii) data analysis, and

iv) reporting.

AERC is seeking outstanding people to fill the following position which will be based in Nairobi.

Data Analysts
(3 Positions)

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the key tasks will be to:
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of country level survey data
  • Manage, analyse and interpret country level survey data
  • Prepare presentations and draft reports from the summarised data
  • Act as a contact person between M&E, and data entry and cleaning experts in order to support technical improvements in data collection and management  
  • Assist in training of enumerators to elicit accurate and reliable data
  • Assist the IT officer in the maintenance of the data portal and protect its security.
  • To be considered for this position, you must meet the following minimum requirements and experience.
  • Master in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related discipline;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in collection, compilation and analysis of data, ideally covering food security and small holder farmers issues;
  • Excellent knowledge of use of econometric tools and statistical software especially SPSS, STATA and Excel;
  • Experience in compilation, analysis and evaluation of food and agriculture statistics;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

If you believe you have the qualifications and experience to match this role, please submit your application with detailed curriculum vitae, stating your current position, remuneration, email, telephone contacts, and names and addresses of three referees.

To be considered your application must be received by July 24, 2014 addressed to:

The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

For more information on AERC, you can visit our website on

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