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Dec 8, 2017

Healthcare NGO Senior Statistician

Job Vacancy: Senior Statistician


Industry: NGO - Healthcare

Key Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Medical Epidemiologist, the Senior Statistician’s key responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:
  • Lead a team of statisticians and data management staff to provide support in data management and analysis for all HIV surveillance and Monitoring and Evaluation projects including: surveys, program evaluations, bio-behavioural surveys, program data analysis, lab data analysis and others as needed.
  • Provide strategic guidance to analysis work within the organization, MOH, partners and CDC-Kenya.
  • In collaboration with epidemiologist, lead the development and implementation of data analysis plans for projects and surveys. 
  • Lead writing of sections of protocols, reports, presentations that are relevant to statistical expertise including sampling methodology, sample calculations, data management and analysis.
  • Lead the development of training materials and/or courses in statistical analysis in coordination with capacity building advisor and epidemiologist.
  • Work with team leads to facilitate dissemination of work through presentations, reports and scientific manuscripts.
  • Work with the data manager to providing input and guidance in development of data collection tools for surveys and programs.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to statisticians, surveillance and M&E officers on statistical analysis work. 
  • Participate in data analysis, report and manuscript writing workshops for MOH and stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), CDC-Kenya and other agencies and institutions, and key partners.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A PhD degree in biostatistics/epidemiology or Masters with 8 or more years’ relevant work experience is required.
  • Minimum of ten years working in public health, epidemiology, M&E or surveillance related field is required.
  • Broad knowledge of concepts of public health, epidemiology, statistics and surveillance.
  • Demonstrated experience and technical expertise with management and analysis of complex survey data, multivariate analysis, modeling, and geo-spatial analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing survey and surveillance protocols, technical reports and scientific manuscripts.
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring junior statisticians and/or data managers.
  • Demonstrated experience providing training and capacity building on statistical analysis and statistical packages.
  • High-level proficiency both in SAS and STATA statistical software packages.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.  
  • Fluency in English required. 
Other Desired Skills/Qualities:
  • In-depth, comprehensive, and evolving knowledge of statistical and mathematical analysis techniques integrated with computer applications.
  • Ability to work under general direction with minimal supervision, prioritize program activities, manage multiple activities with competing timelines and deadlines, and multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in working with colleagues, subordinate staff, as well as partner and funding organizations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complicated statistical and epidemiological information to diverse audiences in a clear and concise manner, both in written and oral form.
How to Apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to [email protected] or before close of business 20th December, 2017. 

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