Research Coordinator / Project Data Manager at Zege Technologies

On Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Reports To: Project Manager
 
Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to Githunguri
 
Duration: 1 year fixed term contract
 
Start Date: Immediately

Purpose of the Role: To collect, analyze, document and present data regards projects on application of technology in the agricultural industry. It also involves writing of findings in course of project to be published in a blog

Key Responsibilities

  • Writing research proposals on our technology impacts to stakeholders in the value chain;
  • Designing research methodologies;
  • Overseeing implementation of research projects/surveys
  • Writing reports on the research
  • Update our project blog on the various findings and articles about impact of technology on agriculture.
  • Liaise with the farmers and other stakeholders in retrieving data and organizing data for various research questions from the databases.
  • Ensure quality data for analysis by cleaning research data retrieved from the databases and document necessary corrections.
  • Perform preliminary analysis to identify potential data anomalies.
  • Contribute to the design of protocols, which define what and when data are to be collected.
  • Design and approve forms on which data are collected.
  • Perform Quality Assurance checks.
  • Advise and perform appropriate queries and summary reports from the databases and assist in development of associated databases and ensuring they meet requirements for the entry and reporting of data.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in Research, Agriculture, Technology or related field. A masters’ degree (or on going Masters) with requirement to do a relevant research will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years’ experience in desk and field research;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
  • Intelligent, innovative and a team player;
  • Computer literacy in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in project management and reporting
  • Experience in research projects especially data collection and analysis
  • Excellent computer skills including data input and analysis packages
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel to and work from the rural areas
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Strong multitasking abilities and able to meet deadlines;
  • High level of integrity.
How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their applications, resumes and state expected remuneration to [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Please specify in the email subject Research Coordinator Opening..

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