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May 062017
 

Twaweza Data Analyst, Program Officer Career Recruitment in Kenya 2017

Jobs Vacancy: Data Analyst, Program Officer Employment Nairobi Kenya 2017 

Job Description: Today Twaweza Work Kenya 

  • Company: Twaweza
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Kenya

Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. We have programs, staff and offices across all three countries, and a world respected practice of learning, monitoring and evaluation. Our flagship programs include Uwezo, Africa’s largest annual citizen assessment to assess children’s learning levels across hundreds of thousands of households, and Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally representative mobile phone survey. We undertake effective public and policy engagement, through powerful media partnerships and global leadership of initiatives such as the Open Government Partnership.

Data Analyst

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationPhD/Fellowship
  • Experience10 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field ICT / Computer

Overall Role

You will play a lead analytical role in the Data and Voice Directorate. You will ensure that all survey design, data collection, data quality assurance and analysis is carried out according to high academic standards to protect Twaweza’s reputation for rigor and impartiality. You will create powerful narratives that bring out the data content, using high quality writing and clear, attractive graphs. You will think critically and provide advice on quantitative research design, methods and analysis throughout the Directorate, in relation to research undertaken in the LME Directorate and Twaweza overall.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Serve as the ‘Chief Data Officer’ for Twaweza, with ultimate responsibility for all aspects of data quality underlying analysis and publications of Twaweza.

2. Advise the Data and Voice Cluster(primarily) and the Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation (LME) and What Works Programs (secondarily) on how to ensure data quality and            integrity across their work processes.

3. Advise on strategic decisions about sampling, survey management, data collection standards and procedure, and recruitment of analysts for this purpose.

4. Provide technical backstopping and quality control, have final Quality Check responsibility for all Data and Voice products, many of which are of a sensitive nature. Ensure              high quality and methodological soundness to safeguard organizational integrity and reputation.

5. Undertake analysis and writing, produce key Sauti and Uwezo products, including policy briefs, analyses, input to data visualization, advice to Twaweza partners and oversee          consultants to whom work may be outsourced.

6. Document standards and processes that can be used as a reference and training guide for the unit; train and help develop East African staff to undertake key data analysis            and Sauti functions.

7. Take part in the deliberations of the Twaweza management team upon request of the Executive Director or Directors.

General Responsibilities

1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.

2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.

3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.

4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza                  requirements.

5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.

6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Executive Director.

Core Qualifications

1. A PhD in economics or social sciences, with at least 10 years of work experience preferably in a developing country setting.

2. Extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative empirical research evidenced, preferably, through publications in refereed journals and/or books.

3. Extensive experience with large scale survey and data management; highly skilled in Stata; and able to coach junior staff in data analysis and management.

4. Good grasp of practicalities of implementing household surveys and with affinity to using mobile phones for information gathering.

5. Ability to present a complicated argument in understandable, accessible and compelling language, using accessible graphics to support the argument.

6. Able to write well in English, and preferably also in Kiswahili.

7. Good understanding of East African context, including ongoing policy debates.

8. Ability to respond to emerging opportunities by designing new information products.

Changes and Amendments:

This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

Program Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial

Overall Responsibility:

You will be responsible for four key components:

a) co-ordinate the SzW mobile phone survey, both technically and in terms of communications;

b) analyze data collected, prepare analytical reports, write policy briefs and other (web) communications;

c) contribute to the mission of Uwazi by engaging in other data collection/management and analytic work as needed, supervise external consultants;

d) support the Twaweza team in its endeavorto implement program goals, including through internal learning, presentations to national and international audiences, policy debates, blogs and opinion articles

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Co-ordinate the SzW Survey data collection, including to manage the monthly data collection calendar and reaching targeted output.
  2. Prepare Stata do-files for analysis of data, both from monthly rounds and baseline.
  3. Draft high quality policy briefs; co-organize publication and launch events; present findings at launch and represent Uwazi/Twaweza in the media.
  4. Independently represent Uwazi/Sauti za Wananchi in contacts with interested third parties, in public presentations and in negotiations about third party use of SzW infrastructure.
  5. Disseminate Wananchi Survey data and briefs to journalists, through the web and otherwise.
  6. Maintain good relations with Twaweza partners, journalists, MPs and other key partners of Uwazi.
  7. Publicize internationally the Wananchi Survey as a low cost way for high frequency monitoring.
  8. Supervise interns, consultants and junior staff employed in relation to this job.
  9. Learn new skills and improve existing ones including in empirical analysis or data presentation.
  10. Support the planning and review processes of the Uwazi work program in a timely manner.
  11. Undertake analyses and in-depth research on specific issues of interest to Twaweza, particularly related to education, health and water, under the guidance of the Uwazi Manager.
  12. Produce compelling written products on a regular basis, including policy briefs, analyses, research and academic papers, blogs and other social media for local and global audiences.

General Responsibilities

  1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
  2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
  3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
  4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
  5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
  6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
  7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor, respective Director and/or Executive Director

Core Qualifications

  1. Bachelor of Arts/Science qualification in social sciences, finance, public policy or related area.
  2. At least five years of relevant work experience in research and analysis.
  3. Good knowledge of econometric analysis packages e .g. STATA, SPSS.
  4. Excellent communication and writing skills in English and Swahili with demonstrable attention to detail.
  5. Demonstrable computer proficiency including web based applications.
  6. Good organizational skills and ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  7. Ability to deliver on short notice where necessary and with minimum supervision. Changes and Amendments: This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org , including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name and the position you are applying for



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