Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is an independent, not-for-profit drug development initiative established in 2003 by five publicly-funded research organizations – Malaysian Ministry of Health, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Indian Council of Medical Research, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Brazil, and the Institut Pasteur – as well as an internati…
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  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldData Science / Research 

Purpose of the position

This position supports the Data Management Team to ensure that all project data is analyzed and subjected to the required statistical tests based on the protocol and study designs and that final consistency checks on the data is done to assure its validity and completeness before any analysis can take place.

Specific job responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design of the study protocols including sample size estimation and power analysis.
  • Perform random number generation and patient allocation for RCT
  • Develop Statistical Analysis Plans (SAP)
  • Write analysis programmes to meet specifications of the SAP
  • Write and review the relevant statistical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Study Specific Procedures (SSPs)
  • Analyze and interpret the data from clinical trials and other studies
  • Liaise with the Senior Manager Data Centre and coordinating office (Regional Operations Manager) to develop quarterly and yearly work-plans to determine activities and targets for the period.
  • Identify and resolve data discrepancies in liaison with data managers
  • Participate in validation of Clinical Data Management Systems including edit check programmes
  • Support study team in developing data collection tools and preparing data entry templates
  • Contribute to CRF design and all other data management and statistical documentation
  • Perform additional management activities as required to provide high quality data for the purposes of analysis and/or regulatory submissions database creation and testing
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding data and the organization
  • Assist in writing the statistical section of the CSR

Reporting line

  • S/he reports to the Head of Regional Clinical Operations
  • Close working relationship with the Senior Manager Data Center, relevant members of the DNDi African regional office, Nairobi and DNDi global disease teams

Job requirements

Skills and attributes

  • Strong ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem-solving competencies
  • Strong communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments
  • Strong ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural team
  • Well organized and structured
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong ability to provide high level support in project/programme delivery
  • Strong ability to manage medium/large projects with budget management
  • Strategic thinking and leadership abilities
  • Strong management, negotiation, and advocacy skills
  • Has autonomy for taking actions and decisions
  • Strong ability to interact with external stakeholders
  • Lead and motivate a small team for optimum performance, supervising junior staff


  • Minimum 6 years’ relevant experience in which at least 4 years at Senior Officer level
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix structure
  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing large amounts of data, including writing data validation and consistency checks. Previous work on multi-centre clinical trials would be an added advantage.


  • BSc Statistics with MSc in Statistics or Epidemiology 

Other requirements

  • Travel up to 50%

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) on to apply