Post-Doctoral Research Fellow;Database Management And Analysis

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow;Database Management And Analysis

African Centre For Technology Studies (Acts)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow;Database Management And Analysis

Details of the offer

This position is aimed at supporting the Nairobi Disaster Risk Hub with managing its research database and contributing to analysis of the same both for technical and policy purposes. The Nairobi Hub is expected to generate enormous primary and secondary data at different levels and from different sources. As such, organizing, consolidating and communicating the data in different forms is critical for the expected outputs and outcomes of the Hub.
Working alongside the Hub partners drawn from local and international domains, this role will set-in place a robust database and management framework supportive to the research outputs, strategy and impact. Specific responsibility will be to manage data from different research teams and workstreams including both qualitative and quantitative data. This role will particularly form a critical interphase between research data and associated products and the candidate is expected to work within a team, consult on the various datasets and also draw new and gather data from various secondary sources. The candidate will be expected to produce analytical products including maps, infographics, and graphs drawn from the database ensuring that the gathered data is organized into various versions for ease of utility for various purposes including scientific publications, decision support tools among others.


Support setting up the Nairobi Hub’s database and analysis systems including frameworks for organizing, analyzing and presenting data in different forms

In consultation with research teams, put in place mechanisms for ensuring data quality control including data cleaning, verifications and alignment.

Document the various data collection methods, tools and approaches and link these to respective data sets.

Work closely with research teams to gather and maintain a range of analytical tools including graphical analysis, GIS, statistics, Access etc.

Provide technical support and guidance to colleagues on how to interact with the data base based on various needs including research, policy and capacity building

Produce various data analysis products including infographics, maps, statistical tables among others, and in consultation with the research and impact teams

Ensure data security in coordination with the data management and M&E specialists at the University of Edinburgh

Work with the research teams and the Hub management team to develop guidelines for data use access and security in compliance with existing data laws.

Participate in research meetings, and provide briefs to the research teams and the coordination committee on the Hub’s data status and opportunities and support required.

Identify data gaps and needs and report these to the coordination committee and the research teams

Provide linkage between the research database management and the Management Information System (MIS) where possible.

Perform any other tasks that will be prescribed by the Hub Directors

Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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