Data Analyst Careers at International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) N2 Project

Job Title: Data
Organization: IITA
Project Name: N2 Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: N2 Africa Country Coordinator


IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-
for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of
Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.
About IITA N2:
N2 Africa is the project Putting Nitrogen to work for smallholder
farmers in Africa. In Uganda the project is operating in 3 regions; Eastern,
Northern and South Western Uganda. The position will be for a period of 2
years, renewable depending on performance and availability of funding.
Job Summary: The Data
Analyst for N2 Project will mainly ensure acquisition of appropriate and
quality data, from the project research trials, analysis and reporting for
smooth implementation and achievement of the project goals.. He or she will
overall be responsible for project data management
Key Duties and
  • Provide training and support to field
    teams and dissemination partners in establishment of agronomic research
  • Develop instruments for collection of
    quality data from agronomic trials and socio economic studies
  • Be responsible for entry of data, analysis
    and synthesis of outputs of analysis draw correct and logical conclusions
  • Responsible for storage of all the project
    research data and sharing it with the Senior project data analyst
  • Compile and write summary reports from the
    data outputs and contribute to writing of technical reports and
  • Inform IITA and other project partners
    about the progress achieved and ensure timely output and feedback.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold an MSc
    in any of the disciplines of Soil Science, Agronomy with competences in
    Biometrics/ statistics from a highly recognized University
  • At least two (2) years experience on
    agronomic field experimentation and research data management
  • At least two years experience in analysis
    and general management of research data
  • Possess the capability of organizing,
    managing, and participating in agricultural and socio- economic research
    including design of experimental and socioeconomic research protocols
  • Extensive exposure and knowledge of
    qualitative and quantitative analyses will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge and ability to use of
    data analysis packages such as, Genstat, SPSS, Starter, SAS, etc.
  • Possess the ability to work in a
    multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possession of a valid driving permit will
    be an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
The complete applications must include a covering letter, curriculum
vitae, names and addresses of two professional referees should be addressed to:
The Country Representative, International Institute of Tropical
Agriculture (IITA) – Uganda, R O. Box 7878, 15 Naguru East Road, Kampala
Uganda. OR send by e-mail to Please clearly indicate the
job applied for in the subject line.
Deadline: 1st August 2014

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