Innovations Associate at Shamiri Institute

Innovations Associate at Shamiri Institute… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Shamiri Institute.


Our mission is to provide youths, in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and beyond, with evidence-based tools to improve their life outcomes. We believe in a world where youth, anywhere, can actualize their life outcomes. Founded at Harvard and launched in Kenya in 2018, we combine rigorous social science research with deep contextual knowledge of the education and mental healthcare space in SSA and beyond.


  • Utilize seasoned forecast modeling skills to conduct scenario modeling for different methods of rollingout different mental health interventions in urban and rural settings and assoicated costs per student, staff member, etc.
  • Project and model how digitization of both the Shamiri intervention and internal operational processes can change specific project costs in a range of scenarios.
  • Employ passion for being data-driven by using analytical mindset and approach to break down problems and idenitfy opportunities for growth
  • Call on data visualization skills to break down models and data into easy-to-understand nuggets of insight

Wider Innovations Team Support

  • Retain an eagerness to learn and understand the evolving needs of the business
  • Executing analytical tasks on projects, such as market analysis, business and financial analysis, and data modeling
  • Conduct market research, segementation, and analysis to refine strategies for existing programs and identify new revenune-generating opportunities
  • Support planning of pilot projects and develop strategies for their financial sustainability
  • Assist with draft strategic plans, sales pitches, presentations, reference materials, other documents as required
  • Perform other related duties as required

Educational/Training Background & Experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant field (Data Science, Statistical Modeling)
  • 2-4 years of experience of financial scenario modeling
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to synthesize complex topics into a clear story with a range of viable recommendations.
  • Excellent logical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced MS Office
  • Passionate, willing to embrace challenges, and intellectually curious

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