30 Mar 2017

USIU Senior Research Officer 2017 Job in Kenya

Reporting to the Dean of Graduate School & Director of Research/Extension, the job holder will be responsible for providing technical support on the monitoring and evaluation of university grants and preparing timely reports on the university’s grants portfolio.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordination with funded stakeholders to ensure product quality
  • Coordination with funding stakeholders to ensure client satisfaction
  • Coordination with other internal stakeholders to ensure internal awareness
  • Contributing to proposal development to ensure sound design
  • Development of M&E frameworks and systems for tracking and reporting results.
  • Developing data analysis plans and performing data analysis as needed.
  • Deliver and champion capacity building and learning strategies and skills.
  • Performance of any other duties as many be assigned from time to time.


  • Master’s Degree majoring in the social sciences or other relevant field, from an accredited university
  • At least three (3) years of progressive experience in monitoring and evaluation / grants writing in a reputable organization.
  • Superior written, verbal and organizational skills and experience with producing technical reports
  • Excellent analytical, research and data collection methodology skills
  • Strong written, verbal, organizational and Interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, analysis and reporting
  • Understanding of statistical software and data management methods
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision (qualitative and qualitative)
  • Ability to make quick and smart judgments in recommending alternative solutions within changed ground scenarios
  • Experience in training and capacity building in M&E mechanisms at various project levels
  • Good understanding of various donors’ requirements
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages
  • Goal oriented, with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to travel within project areas as required.

How to Apply
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Wednesday, April 7 , 2017

Director of Administration,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

USIU is an equal opportunity employer

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