Research Assistants at United States International University – USIU Africa

United States International University - USIU Africa

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Research Assistants

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Data, Business Analysis and AI  , Research 

Job summary:

This vital role supports the department in various data collection activities to enhance our academic and administrative decision-making processes. The primary purpose of this position is to collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data to support institutional research initiatives.

Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

  • Conduct surveys, interviews, and focus groups to gather quantitative and qualitative data from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure data integrity and accuracy by following established protocols for data entry.
  • Assist in analyzing data.
  • Assist in preparing detailed reports and visual presentations of findings for various stakeholders within the university.
  • Work closely with faculty members, administrative staff, and other research assistants to support ongoing research projects.
  • Adhere to ethical guidelines and university policies regarding data privacy and research conduct.


  • Education: Graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in a relevant field.
  • Skills:
    • Proficiency in data collection methods and tools (e.g., surveys, qualitative interviews, online data collection platforms).
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy.
    • Analytical skills, with experience using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R) and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Excel) are added advantages.
  • Experience: Prior experience in research, data analysis, or a related field is preferred.
  • Attributes: A proactive and independent worker with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

Method of Application

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 indicating in the subject line. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, a portfolio showcasing your previous Tableau projects and data visualizations, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the email indicated below. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Director, Human Resource,
United States International University – Africa,
P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

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