Statistician at the Center for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (CEMA)

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  • Job ID 1004155
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Statistician at the Center for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (CEMA)

Unleashing Statistical Expertise for Public Health Advancement

Position Description – AD/12/299/23, 1 POST

The Center for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (CEMA) at the University of Nairobi is seeking a passionate and skilled Statistician with expertise in data analysis.

About CEMA:

CEMA, established in 2020, is a Center of Excellence dedicated to employing data-driven approaches for infectious disease control and public health enhancement in Kenya and Africa. Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CEMA has been pivotal in applied epidemiological modeling and analytics, notably in addressing COVID-19, Neglected Tropical Diseases, delivery of essential health services, and training in quantitative skills.

Duty Station: CEMA is located in the University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Nairobi, Kenya.

Reporting to: CEMA Co-Directors

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Determine the correct data to collect for projects in collaboration with Co-Directors.
  2. Conduct advanced statistical analysis of data.
  3. Actively scrutinize data for discrepancies, errors, and missing data, ensuring accuracy and validity.
  4. Assist in training staff members on data analysis.
  5. Participate in scientific writing and contribute to technical reports.

Job Specifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Biostatistics.
  2. Master’s degree in Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, or Mathematics.
  3. At least 5 years’ experience in high-level quantitative skills.
  4. Excellent computer skills and familiarity with statistical packages (R, Stata, SPSS, or SAS).
  5. Solid understanding of research and statistical methods, and data ethics.
  6. Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  7. Evidence of publication in an indexed peer-reviewed health journal within the past 3 years.
  8. Excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills.

Terms of Appointment:

The appointment is for a one-year contract, renewable based on performance and fund availability. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, leave allowance, and professional development opportunities.

Application Process:

  1. Interested applicants should email their application letters, certified copies of certificates, and CVs to
  2. Applications should be addressed to the Director, Human Resource, University of Nairobi.
  3. Include current designations, salaries, and benefits in the application.
  4. The application letter must bear the reference code indicated in the advertisement.
  5. Late applications will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications: Application submissions should be received by [Thursday 21st December 2023].

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