Data Analyst

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Research / Data Analysis 

APHRC invites applications for a Data Analyst, in its IDRC-RECAP project.

This project aims to assess the extent and nature of marketing of unhealthy foods to children, the gaps, barriers and facilitators in developing and implementing nutrition related non-communicable diseases (NR-NCDs) policies as well as legal feasibility of policy interventions related to NR-NCDs and the economic burden of NCDs in Kenya.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Develop the project’s pre-analysis and analysis plans.
  • Compute sample size and power calculations for the study.
  • Data cleaning and analysis including doing all required consistency checks for the project.
  • Document data sets according to the Center’s guidelines on data documentation, archiving and sharing.
  • Extract data and prepare analytical files.
  • Perform exploratory and advanced statistical analysis of data.
  • Participate in training of fieldworkers.
  • Support the coordination and supervision of data collection activities.
  • Participate in the development, review and translation of research tools, data capture and entry platforms.
  • Contribute to manuscript development, literature reviews, and technical reports and grant proposal development.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Epidemiology, Public Health or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets (e.g. STATA, R softwares).
  • At least 2 years working experience as a data analyst.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of data/information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in GIS data analysis and/or economic analysis will be an added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application in English, and include:

  • A letter of application;
  • A statement of research interests and goals (1 page); and
  • CV with contact details of three referees

through our recruitment portal

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate.

Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.

Interested and qualified? Go to African Population and Health Research Center on to apply