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Monday, 30 January 2017

Kepler Kiziba Research Coordinator

Posted By on Monday, January 30, 2017

Generation Rwanda began in 2004 and has supported young people in Rwanda in achieving their higher education goals through scholarships for universities throughout the country. In 2013, GR expanded its reach when it started Kepler.

Kepler is a nonprofit university program designed to deliver the skills that emerging economies need. Kepler combines the best of online learning and an American competency-based degree program with in-person seminars and intensive education-to-employment support.

About the Position

The Kepler Kiziba research coordinator will support research activities at Kepler Kiziba campus, working closely with the Academic Campus Director and the academic and operations teams, as well as the Director of Refugee Education. This position will be part of a two-year project, made possible through the Humanitarian Education Accelerator fund. This position will involve significant capacity-building for monitoring and evaluation throughout, including opportunities for further training and skill building, as well as travel.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develop and manage systems for data collection, storage, and management
  • Design formative research plans and work on complex projects under indirect supervision
  • Coordinate with academic team to plan for effective data collection and analysis for internal program use to improve teaching
  • Work with academic team to document and organise curriculum records throughout academic year
  • Build databases for student academic performance data in Kepler SIS/CRM
  • Liaise with Kepler Kigali to deal with SIS roll-out and build-out for Kepler Kiziba
  • Assist with coordination for large-scale evaluations
  • Give guidance and feedback to research partners on methodology and data for reporting
  • Liaise with data and research related to Humanitarian Education Accelerator grant
  • Participate in research workshops and retreats related to Humanitarian Education Accelerator grant
  • Assist with tracking and management of Kepler Kiziba monitoring and evaluation framework and conduct basic descriptive data analysis
  • Communicating key research findings to key stakeholders through reporting and presentations
  • Manage research assistants and enumerators for data collection, and develop tools for surveys, interviews and focus groups, as needed
  • Train and hold workshops for other Kepler Kiziba staff in basic M&E skills, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum BA degree level or beyond
Experience with Microsoft Office Programs (MS word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong skills and previous experience in data analysis
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English, both spoken and written
  • Experience with Google Drive and Email
  • Ability to use Internet for research
  • Ability to type 50 words per minute
  • Willingness to live in Kibuye at least part-time
  • Interest in working in a refugee camp setting
Preferred Qualifications (not required)
  • Basic knowledge of Excel, SPSS, SAS, or STATA
  • Basic knowledge of Nvivo
  • Basic knowledge of MS Dynamics

Start date:  Late February, or early March 2017.

Supervised by: Director of Academic Programs

Managed by: Director of Refugee Education Programs


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