Consultant : Quantitative Data Analyst

DEADLINE: February 15, 2024
CLOSED JOB

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa based international research institute committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant multidisciplinary research. Our research addresses important development issues and challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as education, population, health, ageing, urbanization and well-being. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action, engage with policy-makers in the region to disseminate our research findings, influence policy decisions, and improve the quality of life in Africa.

The Countdown 2030 Initiative for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (CD2030) is a global partnership of academic institutions, universities, and UN agencies that aims to improve the measurement and monitoring of women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health. The project focuses on intervention coverage and inequality coverage and strengthens regional and national capacities on evidence generation and use. As part of the consortium, APHRC is leading the Countdown work in SSA. Through regional networks, the Center brings together research and public health institutions with ministries of health from countries in the region to strengthen the evidence and advocacy in support of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and nutrition programs. The Countdown Initiative calls for the accountability of governments and development partners, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions for universal coverage of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. For more information, visit http://countdown2030.org/

The APHRC seeks to recruit a consultant Quantitative Data Analyst based in Nairobi to support the Countdown team in the process of translating Stata do-files to R codes and training countries on how to use R software.

Roles and Responsibilities and deliverables

  • Translating complex Stata do-files to R codes to be used by countries to analyse data during the countries annual meeting. Deliverable: R codes.
  • Training participants on how to use the R codes during the CAM meeting. Deliverable: Slides presentation.
  • Support countries with analysis of data during CAM including reviewing their results. Deliverable: Countries supported in data management and data analysis.
  • Review the API codes for all the countries make them efficient. Deliverable: All the API codes reviewed.
  • Support countries in usage of API for data extraction. Deliverable: All the countries supported .
  • Attend all weekly facilitators meeting.

Required Skills and experience

  • MSc Degree in Epidemiology, Statistics or relevant subject
  • Minimum three years of  experience in data management and analysis.
  • Expertise in quantitative methods, including familiarity with statistical analysis software packages (Stata, Python and R) a must
  • Experience working with the DHIS2 data
  • Experience working with government, in particular with the Ministry of Health
  • Excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and in teams.

DURATION

The duration of the assignment is a maximum of 30 days, from February 2024 to May 2024. A phased approach will be employed based on the finally agreed-upon schedule of deliverables.

HOW TO APPLY

The applicant must provide, at a minimum, the following information:

  • A cover letter, not exceeding one page, highlighting your qualifications and experience relevant to the terms of reference;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Contact information for three professional references.

If you meet the criteria above and are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letters, technical and financial proposals to consultancies@aphrc.org  and copy procurement@aphrc.org  by February 15, 2024 with the subject: Consultant Quantitative Data Analyst. APHRC will contact the short-listed candidates only.

Applications should be 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

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children