Research Officer at United States International University – USIU Africa

Research Officer at United States International University – USIU Africa… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at United States International University – USIU Africa.


United States International University – Africa is located in the Kasarani area, off Thika Road in the suburb of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The university is an independent, not-for-profit institution serving 6512 students representing 69 nationalities. It offers 24 degree programs from undergraduate to doctoral level, all of which are accredited in Kenya and the United States of America.


  1. This role will provide comprehensive research and administrative support to the USAID Empowered Youth Project.

Reports To:

  1. The Research Officer will report to the USIU-Africa Project Lead.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake research duties associated with the project, which include:
  2. Drafting literature reviews and analysis.
  3. Developing, implementing and evaluating key stakeholder interviews.
  4. Planning and collating data from expert focus groups.
  5. Collecting data for case studies.
  6. Drafting reports.
  7. Provide administrative support to senior project staff in managing the project.
  8. Support senior project staff in the delivery of all aspects of projects including business reviews, working with stakeholders and any associated administrative tasks.
  9. Ensure project resources are applied efficiently and effectively to achieve project objectives.
  10. Assist with the management of day to day operational and tactical aspects of the project activities.
  11. To provide administrative support to organizers of the project office events such as conferences, meetings and workshops.
  12. Undertake other duties commensurate with the classification and scope of the position as required by the USIU-Africa Project Lead.
  13. The Research Officer to perform any other relevant duty as maybe required by the line supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Undergraduate degree in Business or Statistics.
  2. Proficiency in computer applications.
  3. At least Two (2) years of progressive experience in Research and Capacity Building in a reputable organization.
  4. Experience working on youth related projects in Isiolo, Kakamega, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kiambu, and Mombasa will be an added advantage.
  5. Adept with business and entrepreneurial skills.
  6. Strong knowledge of research evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, analysis and reporting.
  7. Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access and MS Word.
  8. High degree of discipline to interact and work with youth.
  9. Ability to work under tight schedules and meet deadlines.
  10. Quality results oriented and team player.
  11. Strong written, verbal, organizational and Interpersonal skills.

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  [email protected]
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 29 November. 2021

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