Programme Statistician at Kemri- Wellcome Trust

Programme Statistician at Kemri- Wellcome Trust

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Programme Statistician

Location: Kilifi

This post is required to lead statistical analyses and provide statistical support for the CHAIN Network and allied clinical trials and mechanistic studies, including laboratory, epidemiological, clinical trials, health systems and social science research

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertaking statistical analyses of data collected by the CHAIN Network, allied trials and mechanistic studies in collaboration with scientists working on these projects in Kenya and abroad.
  • Providing statistical support in the form of advice to researchers in the CHAIN Network and working on allied trials and mechanistic studies regarding protocol development, analysis plans and issues encountered during analysis.
  • Curating requests for data and analyses and liaising with sites and investigators over request to ensure appropriate communication, adherence to policies and avoidance of duplication.
  • Helping in developing policy on database and data entry platforms, and ensuring their accuracy and security, for use by CHAIN and allied clinical trials.
  • Working closely with the data management teams for CHAIN and allied trials on the implementation of data systems
  • Membership of the Centre Scientific Committee
  • Supporting collaborations to deliver statistical training in partnering Universities and institutions


  • A PhD in Statistics or Epidemiology or a related field
  • Master’s degree in Statistics or mathematics.
  • Experience in statistical analysis of major projects with outputs published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience in leading survival, clinical trial or cohort analyses
  • Ability to network, build and maintain strong relationships with. Team members in Kenya and overseas
  • Willingness to respond within tight timelines and to cope with changing assignments
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of work within large international networks
  • Experience of analysis of infectious diseases and nutrition data
  • Experience/ training in statistical analysis software (such as R, SAS, SPSS or STATA) and analysis of large and complex data files


  • Strong data management and analysis skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply before 28th August 2019 through the following link

All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.

(NOTE:Average minimum salary 200K working as a Project Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Consultant, Financial Advisor, Technical adviso. Massive 2019 recruitment conducted by Government, Counties, NGOs, UN, UNDP, World Bank, international development community, UNESCO, WHO, USAID.Get the details here)

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews. 

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