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Research Officer Job in Kenya

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya. 

The Authority invites applications from dynamic, goal - oriented, high performers, with strong problem - solving skills for the following position:

Research Officer

Ref: HCA/RO/3/2016 

1 Post

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Market Development, the selected candidate will be responsible for;


  • Collecting, updating collating domestic and international capital markets and key macro-economic data to inform trends in the domestic and global economy;
  • Establishing and maintaining a database of researchers and research firms to enhance the research capacity of the Market Development Department;
  • Analysing capital markets and macro-economic data to generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for consumption by internal and external stakeholders of the Capital Markets Authority;
  • Assisting the Market Development team in conducting gap analysis to inform developments & reforms in the capital markets industry through comprehensive survey and employment of other research methodologies research consumption;
  • Working with the Market Development team in developing research proposals to address the gaps identified;
  • Working with the Market development team in implementing proposals;
  • Coordination of meetings and minute taking in Market Development Departmental Assisting the Strategic Projects Department in assessing impact of the projects undertaken or to be undertaken to establish optimization;
  • Developing technical assistance proposals to development partners paper(s);
  • Responding to client enquiries on capital market, financial sector and economic issues.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Financial Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Actuarial Science or Engineering;
  • Two (2) years relevant experience preferably in a Data Analyst or Research Analyst position in the financial sector.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • A good knowledge of emerging trends and projects in capital markets and domestic capital markets trends, including projects under the Capital Markets Master Plan;
  • Excellent research and data analysis skills;
  • Knowledge on use of research tools and applications in fields such as product development, project management and policy formulation a definite advantage;
  • Presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express. Hands on experience in the use of and statistical packages such as SPSS, Stata and E-view is an added advantage;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team;
  • Organization and analytical skills.
How to Apply

Go to CMA Erecruitment Portal HERE to apply online

Online applications through the E- recruitment should be received on or before March 31, 2016.
 
Only online applications will be considered.

Note: Please upload a CV and one page Cover Letter only at this stage. 

No certificates or other testimonials will be required until interview stage.

Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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