Research Analyst Kenyan Job At USIU


Research Analyst Kenyan Job At USIU

Research Analyst Job Responsibilities

  • Performs programming and analysis tasks using SPSS, Excel, Access, and other software as appropriate.
  • Programs questionnaires in survey monkey and other software.
  • Collects data using a variety of methods including but not limited to field data collection, Telephone surveys and online surveys
  • Coordinates field surveys
  • Data cleaning and preparation of code books
  • Prepares and labels SPSS data files for analysis and reporting.
  • Analyzes survey results data and any other analysis as required
  • Performs Data Mining from the data warehouse.
  • Prepares summary report for institutional data that supports institutional decision making
  • Assists with drafting and editing of project reports and methodological reports as assigned
  • Acts as Project Coordinator for research projects as assigned.
  • Prepares time lines for assigned projects.
  • Assists with budget preparation and budget revisions for assigned projects.
  • Maintains communication with client on survey progress.
  • Submits brief, written report on project progress each week supervisor and reports on project progress, needs, and plans at weekly project scan meeting.
  • Maintains communication with project team using e-mail and team meetings as needed.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that projects stay within budget.
  • Coordinates with Head of Institutional Research regarding scheduling or resource problems affecting timely completion of assigned projects and any issues affecting survey quality.
  • Responsible for Institutional Research Office Administration including
  • Filing of office documents
  • Raising requisitions
  • Renewal of Membership registration and software licenses
  • Allocates tasks and coordinates research assistants.

Qualifications For Research Analyst Jobs 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or related field that involves research design, implementation and analysis from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in institutional data analysis
  • Proven track record in programming and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Work experience in an educational environment.


  • Understanding of database management procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal information and data in accordance to the university’s policy
  • Demonstrate competency in Excel, SPSS, STATA, R or any other statistical software
  • Ability to pay attention to details, prioritize projects and set and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to extract and compile data from Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • Ability to retain learned knowledge


  • Excellent data extraction skills from a variety of databases
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint , Excel, Access, Project
  • Effectively communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills


   How to Apply


  • If you had previously applied for any of the listed positions, please do not re-apply. Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.
  • Should you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by Tuesday, May 15, 2016.
  • Head of Human Resources, United States International University – Africa P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya Email: [email protected]
  • USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.