Quantitative Research Assistant

Bodhi Global Analysis

Department: Research

Salary: £26,001- £34,000 / 1,200,001 KES – 2,000,000 KES

Contract Duration: Full-Time

Location: Remote, UK / Kenya (you must have the right to work in the UK / Kenya)

Job Description

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Quantitative Research Assistant to join our highly dynamic and growing team. The ideal candidate will be proactive and committed to producing sound, objective research and analysis.

In the role, you will apply research to some of the most current and complex humanitarian and development issues. The individual will be involved in undertaking research across a range of thematic issues, in fragile and conflict affected settings (FCAS). You will be based in Nairobi, working remotely. Candidates must have the right to work in Kenya.

Specifically, you will be working on short to mid-term projects focusing on the triple nexus between humanitarian aid, development and peace building. Projects range from conflict analysis and prevention, peace building, resilience-building, gender mainstreaming, economic empowerment, climate change and livelihoods. Our clients range from intergovernmental organisations including the UN, (i)NGOs and non-profit organisations.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supporting different stages of research and M&E projects, including the design, inception and analysis phase
  • Conducting in-depth literature and desk reviews using a variety of secondary sources to support the delivery of research projects.
  • Programming quantitative surveys in Kobo
  • Data cleaning and analysis of quantitative data in Python and SPSS
  • Interpreting and producing tables and visualisations in SPSS, Python, and Excel
  • Undertaking the design of research instruments
  • Undertaking remote and in-person fieldwork
  • Performing any other reasonable duties as directed by senior management

Person Specification

  • Qualification and experience

    • Masters degree in Statistics, International Development, Development Studies, or other relevant Social Science
    • At least 3 years progressive experience in applying quantitative research methodologies
    • Proven knowledge of statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS and/or STATA). Knowledge of Nvivo is an added advantage.
    • Demonstrable skills in study design and sampling methodologies
    • Thematic interest and experience in conflict, climate change, food security, governance, economic development, youth, and gender
    • Ability to think critically and analytically to distil information for relevance and context
    • Ability to cope well under pressure, and to occasionally work irregular hours to meet tight deadlines
    • Fluency in English
    • Programming experience in Python is desired
    • Other language skills are desirable
  • Core competencies

    • Attention to detail: A commitment to high quality deliverables and reports, meticulous in approach to research and report writing
    • Initiative and flexibility: Competency in independent working, show initiative towards completing goals and objectives, but also have the flexibility to adapt and answer to different demands necessary to fulfil assigned tasks
    • Teamwork: Openness to ideas and input from others on team, ability to work collaboratively, have strong listening and interpersonal skills
    • Organisation: A systematic approach to work, with the ability to multitask and manage time efficiently, meeting deadlines under pressure
    • Integrity: Must have a strong sense of research and professional ethics, be conscientious in approach to work and be committed to Bodhi’s research standards
    • Communication: Ability to communicate (verbal and written) confidently in English and adapt to different audiences and cultural context


  • Fully Remote Role
  • Work from Home Budget
  • Access to WeWork Space (Only applicable to the UK)
  • 28 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Learn a Language
  • Conduct substantial fieldwork (Global Travel)
  • Medical Insurance including: Maternity, Dental & Optical (Only applicable to Kenya)

How to apply

Please apply via the Bodhi Website:



Shortlisted candidates will be invited to remote interview, and asked to conduct some written tests prior to a hiring decision being made. Any questions may be directed to [email protected]

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Bodhi is committed to diversity in its workforce. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religious beliefs, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic background or disability.

Deadline: 29-Feb-24

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