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Statistician Job in Nairobi Kenya - Bridge International Academies

Position: Statistician

 Nairobi, Kenya

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a start up company revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model. The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa.

Our schools profitably deliver high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, enabling local school managers to operate their school businesses profitably, while creating a highly successful business at the central level. We now have 25 schools in Kenya, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students.

About this position

Bridge is looking for a Project Managing Statistician who will be responsible for providing detailed answers and analysis to questions posed about the functionality and effectiveness of the processes and systems that run our schools.

The holder of this position must effectively manage the collection, input, archiving, analysis, and presentation of the relevant data from start to finish. Ability to manage a team of data entry personnel and creatively explore answers to myriad questions with that data will be key to success in this position.

This position will report to the Manager of Operations Systems & Analysis and work closely with the IT Department's Database Administration team.

Responsibilities of the Statistician

More specifically:
  • Partner closely with the IT Department to determine data collection, storage and reporting requirements and methods throughout all business processes, focusing on Key Performance Indicators as specified by company’s Process Engineers.
  • Coordinate with the School Support Officers to ensure timely delivery of field data, per the delivery frequency schedule.
  • Manage team of data entry personnel to ensure high integrity of input.
  • Partner closely with the IT Department to automate as much as possible the reporting of operations data and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Design and create data reports to track and present progress on operational performance goals to upper management in a timely manner.
  • Mine and analyze data collected by the organization with a focus on producing insights that will result in more efficient operations at scale.
  • Partner closely with Process Engineers to ensure Key Performance Indicators are relevant, realistic, and accurately measurable.
About You
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Data mining/Statistical analysis/Database administration
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently and effectively according to deadlines.
  • A Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or Econometrics
  • Very strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Visual Basic
  • Experience and proficiency with data mining tools (SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Minitab, R)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with accessing Oracle databases and generating SQL queries
  • Ability to be adaptive and responsive
  • Ability to offer recommendations and provide finished work products/analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills, high attention to details, process-orientation
  • Ability to organize information and data into user-friendly, intuitive formats
  • Analytical and process management skills with a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into data reporting requirements
How to apply

Applicants should go to Bridge International Academies website – job postings- where all the new jobs are listed

Deadline for applications: 1st March 2011

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