Evidence Action Analysis Associate Job in Nairobi Kenya

Sep 24, 2016

Evidence Action

Job Title: Associate, Analysis

Job level:
3

Department: MLIS

Location: Nairobi

Reports to (title):  Senior Associate – Analysis

Job Purpose: The Associate, Analysis will synthesize, analyze, and extract actionable recommendations from information collected from all of Evidence Action’s programs. 

 
The role will require audit of data on the management information system (MIS) and analysis of various survey data, and systematic documentation of the analytical efforts used to reach the evidence-based recommendations.

S/he will contribute to the development of appropriate measurement, sampling, and survey strategies and the design of survey instruments to gather quantitative and qualitative data. 

The ideal Associate, Analysis will be extremely intellectually curious, service-oriented, and able to conduct, document, and explain complex analysis and research geared towards real-world improvements in the programs service delivery to millions of people throughout East Africa.

This position will be a critical piece of the Design, Data Processing and Analysis team that operates within Evidence Action’s broader Monitoring, Learning, and Information Systems (MLIS) team.

Duties and responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation Support
  • The Associate, Analysis will provide support and guidance to Evidence Action’s monitoring systems:
  • Create and update program monitoring systems to ensure appropriate measurements, sampling, and survey strategies
  • Provide inputs and guidance to the design of survey instruments and other research tools that will enable clear and meaningful analysis
  • Ensure robust documentation of the monitoring strategy, sampling frame, theory of change, and associated target indicators
  • Maintain a service oriented, client-based approach in considering the core research questions held by Evidence Action program teams that will facilitate operational and cost-efficiency improvements.
  • Provide inputs to drafts of Concept Notes detailing the research process for individual inquiries.
  • Support operations research (e.g. supply chain and design oriented), market research (e.g. community sensitization) and cost-efficiency related projects using quantitative and qualitative methodology for improvements in program and to aid programmatic evidence-based decision making.
Analysis

The Associate, Analysis will coordinate analysis activities across all Evidence Action – Africa Region programs (currently a total of 10 regional offices distributed between Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and Tanzania). 

This area of responsibility includes:
  • Analyze data on key topics to inform programmatic decision-making in the areas of operations, finance, coverage and adoption.
  • Identify and produce well-designed regressions, correlations, conditional means, and other statistical measurements to express the results of program data.
  • Compose reports ranging from Pre-Analysis Plans to Dashboard and Analytical Results / Write-ups
  • Maintain proper documentation of all analysis for ease of replication and explain methodology used in analysis.
  • Extract meaning, through analysis, from M&E and R&D activities that provides insightful interpretations of data.
  • Provide key analytical and knowledge inputs for academic and non-academic conference presentations, articles, policy briefs, memos and major proposals;
  • Contribute to geographic expansion decisions, and program improvements through the collection and analysis of key demographic and geospatial data;
  • Support the development of impact models for key program decisions and metrics.
  • Build and update info-graphics that successfully demonstrate program impacts and research results
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, statistics or another quantitative field
  • A minimum of 1-2 years’ work experience in a highly analytical and quantitative role
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical software packages such as Stata, R, MatLab, SAS etc. with the ability to learn and adapt to new programs (experience with Stata and excel highly preferred.
  • Strong interest in research on public health, epidemiology, water, and/or sanitation; prior knowledge of the associated literature a plus
  • A working knowledge of geospatial analysis in ArcGIS/QGIS and mobile phone survey programming experience in Open Data Kit preferred (at minimum, willingness to learn and independently acquire new technical skills)
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple supervisors while adhering to program deadlines and priorities
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Intellectual flexibility and willingness to form and adjust opinions based on evidence
  • Quick to learn, motivated to self-teach and capable of independently translating new knowledge into practice
  • Willingness to travel
NOTE: Please specifically illustrate the above desired qualifications in your cover letter by giving examples from your experience.

In addition, this position requires a candidate to:
  • Have a strong commitment to evidence-based practice and policy in the development field
  • Be enthusiastic to develop personally and professionally as part of a growing global team
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and a genuine love of working with data
Working conditions: Typical working hours are from 8.00am to 5.00pm with a one (1) hour lunch break, between 1.00pm and 2.00pm, However due to the nature of the job might be times when you will be expected to work outside the office hours.

Physical requirements: N/A

Direct reports:
No direct reports

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