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Research Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Real People is a fast growing multinational financial institution, providing responsible finance for sustainable futures.

At Real People we provide a participative platform focused on our customers, while embracing the values of Self Improvement, Respect, Innovation, Partnership and Teamwork.

These are the key drivers of our business.

We are looking to fill the position of Research Assistant within the Head Office based in Nairobi:

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer - East Africa

Main Purpose of the Role
  • To provide high level of research support and to carry out research duties on various projects.
  • Manage quantitative/qualitative research projects, with a senior member of the business overseeing the work.
  • Responsible for selecting the appropriate research methodology and supporting techniques to meet the defined business objectives.
  • Depending upon the selected methods, develop or assist in the development of the research instrument.
  • Review the collected data, author reports and makes business-oriented recommendations to the responsible department.
  • Carry out research presentations as and when required.

Education Requirements
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in business, mathematics, or the sciences
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, and SPSS/SAS

  • A minimum of 2 years within the custom Market Research industry
  • 1 year experience in financial sector will be an added advantage
  • Academic and practical experience with a wide array of new product, brand and customer satisfaction research methodologies
  • Exceptional written and oral communication abilities
  • Strong analytic skills with experience in statistical modeling and analysis
  • Experience of managing conflicting priorities and co-coordinating multiple tasks in a highly pressurized environment.
  • Experience of preparing and delivering against agreed plans and budgets.

Key Result Areas

  • Carry out research duties on the business growth, including basic quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Read and synthesize research literature from a variety of sources (policy and academic) in response to research questions
  • Data collection and management
  • Contribute to the writing of research reports and other research outputs
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn new research skills linked to the projects

Support & Assistance
  • Provide project and events support such as:
  • Support in setting up focus groups
  • Support in setting up case studies
  • Support in setting up events
  • Manage time effectively in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Deliver high quality work that ensures stakeholders satisfaction
  • Develop key competencies at an appropriate level to provide first rate support
  • Provide general administrative support as required


  • Undertake any other reasonable task as may be required from time to time

If you meet the above requirements and have the drive to rise up to the expectations placed on this position, submit your application letter with a detailed CV indicating your current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three professional referees and your daytime contacts to be sent to the following email address on or before Friday 18th July 2014.

Applications will only be processed if they are sent to the email address provided, specifying the position as the subject title, for example Research Assistant.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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