Head of Statistics and Data job at Kemri

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Reference Number: HSD151015
Category: Statistics and Data Management
Grade: 9.01
Location: Kilifi
Country: Kenya
Summary:
JOB PURPOSE:This post is required to provide statistical support and oversee data curation for a diverse and large programme including Laboratory, Epidemiological, Clinical trial, Health Systems and Social Science Research.
REPORT TO:
Programme Director.
DIRECTLY SUPERVISES:
• Masters and BSc Statisticians
• Data Managers.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Providing statistical support in the form of advice to researchers regarding protocol development, analysis plans and issues encountered during analysis.
• Developing policy on database and data entry platforms for use in the programme.
• Developing policy on open access arrangements for data
• Supporting decision taking in the Data Governance Committee
• Working closely with ICT on the implementation of data management systems
• Taking responsibility for the training and capacity development in statistics in the programme.
• Providing consultative statistical support for PhD students
• Joint line management of up to 3 Statisticians working on specific projects and sole line management of 1 or 2 data managers/ statisticians.
• Setting goals and objectives, establishing work plans and conducting performance reviews for statisticians and data managers
• Developing and implementing a strategy for data curation in the programme.
• Working with PIs to support specific statistical analyses
• Membership of the Centre Scientific Committee
• Review of the statistical aspects of all protocols developed in the programme.
• Supporting collaborations to deliver statistical training in partnering Universities
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Essential:
• A PhD in statistics or epidemiology or a related field
• Five years post-doctoral experience in statistics or epidemiology
• BSc in statistics or epidemiology or a related field
• Experience in statistical analysis of major projects with published outputs
• Experience in data management
• Evidence of supervisory ability
• Evidence of aptitude in teaching
• Evidence of ability to operate across different departments in an environment with decentralized authority
• Ability to network, build and maintain strong relationships across departments
• Willingness to respond within tight timelines and to cope with changing assignments
Desirable:
• Training and/or experience in teaching
• Familiarity with biomedical science and research
• Skills in Mathematical Modelling
COMPETENCIES:
• Knowledge of statistical theory and practice
• Ability in Data Management.
• Communication skills and writing skills.
• Managerial skills
• Willingness to respond within tight timelines and to cope with changing assignments.
• Organizational skills
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