The successful candidate will be able to design and manage both large and small research projects and impact evaluations, providing leadership in quantitative and qualitative analytics. We are looking for seasoned professionals with a track record in high-quality publications. Key position objectives include:
Provide high quality, high impact research to key humanitarian and developmental decision-makers
Focus on fragile states
Provide technical leadership and research quality assurance
Design and implement research projects using robust qualitative and quantitative methods
Manage and mentor research staff
Contribute to the broader department’s research strategy on how to expand and strengthen our research offerings
Design of research studies and instruments, sampling etc
Data analysis and write up
Policy analysis and write up- including regular submissions to peer-reviewed journals
Team management and oversight of research projects, including coaching and mentoring of junior staff
Project proposals /grant writing
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Postgraduate qualification, preferably PhD or equivalent, in relevant discipline (economics, epidemiology, public health) with a quantitative / statistical focus
Strong applied research skills with demonstrated experience in RCT, mixed method, and robust qualitative research designs
Demonstrated experience designing sampling frames
Advanced analytical skills, including in-depth knowledge and working experience using quantitative statistical packages (Python, R, SPSS, etc.) and qualitative research analytics (NVivo, Atlas.ti, etc.)
Ability to synthesize and summarize complex data
Ability to communicate results in meaningful ways using concise and analytical writing
Strong English language skills
Developing country experience
Experience managing complex research projects
Ability to find the best, flexible research solutions in potentially challenging working conditions
Interest and ability to mentor junior staff, possibly remotely
Experience conducting research in insecure locations
Track record in successful publications
Experience conducting research focused on social protection, food security, disaster risk reduction and management (DDRM) a plus
JOB LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya. Currently all staff are working from home due to the COVID situation.
We offer the following benefits:
- Competitive salary package
- Medical aid, SACCO, life insurance
- Generous vacation, holidays and sick leave
Formed by a group of former humanitarian and development workers, Kimetrica is a social enterprise focused on providing policy makers and project managers with the tools and skills they need to do their jobs well. Our work centers on providing knowledge management solutions for governments, bilateral, and multilateral donors, and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of performance management and disaster risk reduction. Kimetrica employs an extensive network of sector specialists with expertise ranging from early warning and contingency planning to social protection and research and data analysis.
Kimetrica is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Institute for Research (AIR), one of the world’s leading behavioral research organizations. AIR, a not-for-profit founded in 1946, works with government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation and provide technical assistance in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad.
EEO AND SEA:
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrate our employees’ differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin.
Kimetrica and AIR adhere to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.