Statistician

Consultant Roster

Background:

Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects.

Objectives:
The Statistician Consultant will play a crucial role in providing statistical expertise and support to Scofield Associates’ project teams. Key objectives include:

  • Designing and implementing robust statistical methodologies for data analysis and interpretation.
  • Conducting statistical analyses to derive meaningful insights and inform decision-making.
  • Developing and maintaining statistical models for forecasting and predictive analytics.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate statistical findings to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Collaborating with project teams to ensure the effective integration of statistical analysis into project deliverables.

Scope of Work:
The Statistician Consultant will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Reviewing project proposals and identifying statistical requirements.
  • Developing sampling plans and data collection methodologies.
  • Cleaning, validating, and preparing data for statistical analysis.
  • Applying appropriate statistical techniques to analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Conducting hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and other statistical procedures.
  • Interpreting statistical results and drawing meaningful conclusions.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports and presentations that summarize statistical findings.
  • Providing technical guidance and support to project teams on statistical matters.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience, OR
    A Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience.
    Strong proficiency in statistical software packages such as R, SPSS, or SAS.
    Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    Demonstrated experience in applying statistical methods to real-world problems.

Application Requirements:

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous statistical analyses or reports that demonstrate your expertise.
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudans, and Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Statistician Consultant Roster Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds.