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Project Manager

Ref: KNBS/PM/1/2019
Terms of Employment: Fixed term contract for a period of 45 Months
Gross Monthly Remuneration: Kshs. 523,363.95
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Project Director KNBS, the Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of project administration and financial management.

Responsibilities
·         Supporting senior staff to monitor project activities against the proposed work plan, and monitoring achievements against planned milestones and deliverables;
·         Managing finances and accounting for the project funds in accordance with the financial guidelines issued by the Government of Kenya and the Delegation of the European Union;
·         Managing information related to the project and disseminating it to the project stakeholders;
·         Liaising with the project partners and the funding agency to monitor project activities and expenditures;
·         Collating information from partners, organising and finalising project reports;
·         Working with the management of KIPPRA to report on project activities and expenditure in order to provide combined reporting through the KNBS processes and procedures;
·         Providing support for the meetings and administration of the KNIPFN Policy Advisory Committee;
·         Organising meetings of the Project Management Committee (PMC) on behalf of the Project Director to ensure that the PMC decisions on training opportunities, attendance of meetings and consultancies are implemented promptly and effectively;
·         Writing and disseminating the minutes of meetings of the PMC;
·         Coordinating public events related to the KNIPFN with support from the Senior Policy Officer, the Communications Officer and the Project Assistant;
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director KNBS.
Qualifications
·         A Masters Degree in Economics, Statistics, Project Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognised institution;
·         proven experience in project management involving several organisations in a partnership;
·         Familiarity with food and nutrition statistics will be an added advantage;
·         At least ten (10) years’ experience in the management of statistical projects within a Government institution or an NGO;
·         A working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting;
·         Familiarity with financial and procurement guidelines issued by the Government of Kenya and the European Union Delegation;
·         Analytical and Human Resource Management skills;
·         Excellent organisational skills including a methodical and rigorous approach and the ability to work autonomously and also in a team;
·         An ability to work in a complex inter-sectoral environment and create networks;
·         A high degree of familiarity with Microsoft Office programmes;
·         Excellent communication skills;
·         An ability to work in a stressful environment and meet strict deadlines;
·         Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Senior Data Analyst
Ref: KNBS/SDA/2/2019
Terms of Employment: Fixed term contract for a period of 45 Months
Gross Monthly Remuneration: Kshs. 465,212.40
Job Purpose
Reporting to Project Manager/Director, the job holder will provide expert technical advice, training and guidance to the staff working within the project Analysis Unit.
Responsibilities
·         Working with Statisticians in KNBS and the project Data Manager to obtain data sets of relevance to nutrition from Ministries, International agencies and Civil society organisations to catalogue and archive the files;
·         Undertaking specialised analysis of data which contributes to answering the questions posed by the Policy Advisory Committee;
·         Supporting the production of summary statistics by regions and Counties that could be contributed to data dashboards or developed by the project and placed on the website of KNBS;
·         Participating in meetings of the KNIPFN Policy Advisory Committee to provide support and guidance on the information and data required for analysis are available to assist in analysis of the questions raised;
·         Working with staff of the KNIPFN to write reports, policy briefs, papers and other documents with the support of the project Communications Officer;
·         Liaising with staff of the Global Support Facility for the NIPN initiative to identify suitable training courses for staff and specialist advisors or specialist training materials to support the analytical processes of the project;
·         Undertaking special tasks assigned by the Project Director, related to the KNIPFN project;
·         Attending meetings of the KNIPFN Project Management Committee as a representative of the KNIPFN Analysis unit;
·         Attending the annual international technical meeting of NIPNs organised by the GSF;
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications
·         A Master Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Econometrics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised institution;
·         At least ten (10) years’ experience in the management, analysis and reporting of biomedical data including human nutrition statistics;
·         Experience in managing, organising, creating, analysing and archiving data sets;
·         Experience of analysing panel data from surveillance systems or multiple data sets of cross-sectional surveys;
·         Proven experience in using STATA statistical software;
·         Experience of using R and ARC-GIS software is an added advantage;
·         Proven ability to write technical reports, documents or papers in English;
·         Must meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Data Manager
Ref: KNBS/DM/3/2019
Terms of Employment: Fixed term contract for a period of 45 Months
Gross Monthly Remuneration: Kshs. 290,757.75
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Project Director while working under the guidance of the Senior Analyst and the KNBS Data Manager, the job holder will develop and manage an  archive of data sets concerned with nutrition or factors that contribute to good nutrition or cause malnutrition, and which supports efforts to create a national data archive.
Responsibilities

·         Summarising the data sets available in a standard format and maintaining records of data found and provided;
·         Formulating and implementing efficient and secure procedures for data handling and data sharing;
·         Creating and enforcing policies for ensuring data security to prevent security breaches and data loss with the assistance of the KNBS IT unit;
·         Translating analysing requests into a list of required datasets and a schedule for their acquisition, processing, describing and cataloguing;
·         Overseeing rules and procedures for data sharing;
·         Monitoring the flow of datasets in both the data cleaning and analysis teams, ensuring there are no bottlenecks in the distribution and sharing of data;
·         Overseeing the implementation, daily operations and maintenance of the repository of datasets;
·         Undertaking special tasks assigned by the Project Director related to the KNIPFN project;
·         Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications
·         Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computing, Information Technology or equivalent qualifications from a recognised institution;
·         Ten (10) years’ working experience in data management;
·         Experience in using computer softwares to handle data, ideally on networked computers running the Windows Operating System, and experience in use of database software such as Access and Excel;
·         Experience in the use of statistical softwares such as STATA or R and microdata cataloguing tools, Nesstar or NADA will be an added advantage.

Public Health Nutritionist
Ref: KNBS/PHN/4/2019
Terms of Employment: Fixed term contract for a period of 45 Months
Gross Monthly Remuneration: Kshs. 290,757.75
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Project Director in KNBS and working closely with the Senior Analyst in KNBS, the Senior Policy Advisor in KIPPRA, and also with sector  specialists, the job holder will undertake systematic reviews of existing information derived from reports, evaluations and research papers to provide advice to the Policy Advisory Committee of the National Information Platform for Nutrition initiative.
Responsibilities
·         Working with a team in the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to collect national grey literature consisting of policy documents, project reports, evaluations and studies, and international published literature that help understand the relationship between policies, programmes and interventions in sectors that may contribute to better nutritional outcomes for the population;
·         Undertaking systematic reviews of the literature on efforts in all sectors to improve human nutrition; (the sectors may include health, agriculture, food security; water and sanitation, social protection, and education);
·         Developing relationships with staff of United Nations agencies, NGOs, and universities in the fields of nutrition, agriculture, social protection, WASH and education to receive the latest reports and relevant documents, to develop a network of key informants;
·         methodically searching databases such as PubMed, PubAg, AGRICOLA and AGRIS for papers and reports of relevance to the topic under review;
·         Creating searchable electronic archive of indexed reports and documents with support of the Data Manager of KNBS;
·         Maintaining a library of policy documents, reports and papers;
·         Writing reviews about specific issues derived from review of the national and international literature, and contributing to the development of policies and programmes for nutrition;
·         Preparing presentations on the information required by the Policy Advisory Committee;
·         Undertaking any other official assignment as instructed by the Supervisor.
Qualifications
·         Bachelors Degree in Public Health Nutrition or Public Health with a specialisation in Human Nutrition or equivalent qualifications from a recognised institution;
·         Ten (10) years’ working experience as a public Health Nutritionist, Nutrition Researcher or Senior Nutrition Advisor;
·         Proven experience in reviewing, analysing and summarising grey and published literature;
·         Proven ability in writing technical reports, documents or papers;
·         Skills in preparing presentations using Microsoft Office software;
·         An ability to write reports in English.

Statisticians (2 Posts)

Ref: KNBS/S/5/2019
Terms of Employment: Fixed term contract for a period of 45 Months
Gross Monthly Remuneration: Kshs. 290, 757.75
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Senior Data An
Responsibilities
·         Collecting, aggregating and merging data sets for multisectoral analysis;
·         Assessing the distribution of variables for application of the most appropriate statistical;
·         Analysing data using statistical software such as STATA or R by applying the most appropriate and robust statistical methods and sampling weights;
·         Storing and cataloguing the syntax files, the output files and any history file of analysis to create a record of the analysis done;
·         Creating new data sets of summary statistics for presentation in data dashboards;
·         Assisting technical officers/Advisors to interpret the output of statistical analysis;
·         Applying best practices in data processing, management and analysis.
Qualifications
·         Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics or equivalent qualifications from a recognised institution;
·         Five (5) years’ working experience in organising and analysing large data sets, (ideally nutritional/biomedical or agricultural in origin, using statistical software.
·         Experience in using Stata statistical software;
·         Experience in STATA and R statistical software;
·         Ability to produce reports will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6, which is available on the KNBS website www.knbs.or.ke accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials. The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:
The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 103
NAIROBI
Applications must be received not later than 5TH FEBRUARY, 2019 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
KENYA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
MINORITIES AND MARGINALIZED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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