SENIOR STATISTICIAN

Company Flexi Personnel Limited
Reference # SSN
Published 11/01/2018
Contract Type Permanent/Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Introduction
The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Kenya (CDC-Kenya) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and its partners for conducting HIV surveillance and survey activities, as well as HIV program monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
We are recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs for Research & Training to serve as the Senior Statistician. This position requires a one-year commitment, with the potential for extension at the end of the period, subject to funding availability.
Job Functions Health & Safety,Monitoring & Evaluation,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research
Industries Healthcare,Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit
Specification

•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.
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.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.

Job Closing Date 16/02/2018
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