Job vacancy Research Assistant – Nairobi, Kenya

Summit Recruitment & Search Ltd
976, Blixen, Court Nairobi, Lower plains road, Karen Nairobi, Nairobi
  + 254 (0) 713 461 279, +254 (0) 738 555 933

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21 November, 2023
Job Title

Research Assistant – Nairobi, Kenya

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Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our Client, a company that provides analysis, assessments, and specialized consultancy to enable companies to understand and mitigate threats and risks when operating in dynamic and complex environments throughout sub-Saharan Africa is looking for a Research Assistant to be based in Nairobi . The selected candidate will be responsible for timely and appropriate response to key incidents and events. The role requires a high level of competency in risk identification and assessment, the ability to perform complex research and analysis, and a commitment to staying updated on events, incidents, and relevant threats and risks in the region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with research and production of information products, including independent research.
  • Conducting background research on political and security developments from a range of different sources.
  • Identifying and monitoring potential significant incidents or events that may impact clients.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and presenting data using different tools, including Excel.
  • Undertaking a daily review of open-source information to identify relevant themes and potential incidents for reporting.
  • Drafting and preparing information pieces, research, and analysis for regular and ad hoc reporting, research projects, and proposals.
  • Performing various editorial duties, including writing and reviewing materials for reports.
  • Maintaining accurate records and following the companys’ formatting and research procedures.
  • Demonstrating awareness when handling sensitive information and ensuring confidentiality.
  • Providing support with language translations, where relevant.
  • Preparing other articles, reports, and presentations.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as international relations, political science, security studies, or a related discipline.
  • Must have strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and presentation, including the use of Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • Familiarity with political and security dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa is desirable.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
Monthly Net Salary: Ksh. 42,000 /= (Approx. 275 USD) (KES)
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15 Dec, 2023 (11 days left)

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