Busara Center Research Analyst Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya

May 29, 2017

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics (Busara Center)

Position: Research Analyst Intern
 
Reports to: Senior Research Analyst
 
Station: Nairobi       
 
Deadline: 9th June 2017
 
Start Date: 3rd July 2017

The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral, economic, and social interventions in East Africa. 

 
Busara’s mission involves the application of rigorous research methods and evaluation tools to enable partners to improve program design, assess existing interventions, and optimize internal processes. Busara is registered as a 501(c)(3) US-based non-profit organization.

 It was founded in 2013, and has active operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Busara offers a 3-month internship program that enables students to gain work experience and develop professional skills in the area of research, design and data analysis in behavioral economics.

Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Handle a full range of project components
  • Develop reports on analysis conducted, providing recommendations and making formal presentations to communicate results to various management levels
  • Demonstrate initiative in brainstorming and identifying alternative solutions to issues in the project
  • Help in designing effective survey instruments and coordinating all activities associated with the survey study including formatting, scanning, analyzing, summarizing and presenting results, writing reports highlighting key findings and making presentations of results.
  • Support qualitative and quantitative field research activities
  • Analyze pilot results to refine initial hypotheses to testable prototypes
  • Perform any other duties assigned.
Key Requirements:
  • 3rd Year University Students from a public universities pursuing Financial Economics, Economics and Statistics, Social Sciences or an equivalent degree are highly encouraged to apply. 
  • Must have an interest of pursuing a career in research and Behavioral Economics
  • Strong attention to detail and project requirements
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and good computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within in a team
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills (both written and spoken).
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced and occasionally demanding environment
  • Available to start the internship on the indicated date.
 How to Apply

To apply, please submit your 2-page CV and cover letter to analyst@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line of the e-mail reads: “Research Analyst Intern: REF NO: BU-2017-05-26”. 

Only online applications shall be considered. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.




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