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Data Analyst Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) 
 
Data Analyst Expert

Location
: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date:15th August 2014

Background

Cardno Emerging Markets (East Africa) is implementing the Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H), an innovative action research project funded by DFID Kenya. 

The purpose of the programme is to explore the markets in which poor people pay for-profit providers and shop-keepers for healthcare, a new area for
development assistance. PSP4H utilizes a market systems technical approach called Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) and is mandated to share lessons learned on the validity of this method to design pro-poor health interventions.

Unlike many other development programmes, PSP4H does not give grants or otherwise intervene directly in markets; it is a technical assistance programme that offers research, consulting advice, and capacity building to its partners to catalyse systemic change. See www.psp4h.com for more information.

Purpose of the Position

PSP4H seeks a Short Term Data Analyst expert to work within the programme on an as-needed basis to assist in research data interpretation, qualitative, analysis and reporting, the expert should have excellent abilities to review research protocols and be able to present a comprehensive data analysis planning for specific health and social research undertaken by PSP4H.

Scope of Work

Working closely with PSP4H technical staff, the Data Analyst Expert shall:
  • Interpret data, analyse results using qualitative and quantitative techniques and provide on-going reports
  • Develop and implement data entry systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality
  • Develop coding and other pre-analysis charts for qualitative data analysis
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and develop and maintain databases/data systems
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and “clean” data, and review computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
  • Work closely with PSP4H staff to prioritize intervention and information needs
  • Locate and define new research process improvement opportunities for PSP4H interventions
  • Specific assignments are based on the needs of PSP4H and its intervention partners and typically range from 10 to 30 days in duration. Each assignment will have specific terms of reference.
Qualifications and Requirements
  • University degree in business, management, education, or a related topic.
  • A Master’s degree in either of the following: Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, Population Studies, Public Health, Statistics, Economics, Applied Research is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ of post-qualification experience doing qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Competent knowledge of statistics and experience using at least two of the following statistical packages for analysing large datasets – Microsoft Excel, SPSS, SAS, Stata, Epi Info.
  • Competent knowledge of and experience with at least one of the following qualitative data analysis software: NVivo, Atlas.ti
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings using both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills would be desirable
  • Experience in ;Impact and performance evaluations; Assessment and feasibility studies; Cost effective analysis, Monitoring plans, strategies and indicators; M&E-related policies and programs; Technical knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools and methods will be an added advantage
  • This position is scoped for Kenyan nationals; candidates of other nationalities with the right to work in Kenya will be considered.
Contact

Interested and qualified candidates should email:
  • A brief cover note (1 page or less) explaining how they fit this position;
  • A targeted CV;
  • A sample of original written work
  • The names and contact details of three professional referees; and
  • Expected daily fee rate (all-inclusive), to:

Resourcing Manager
Cardno Emerging Markets (East Africa) Ltd.
recruiter@cardno.co.ke

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