Junior Research Fellow-AI – Strathmore University – Nairobi

Basic job summary:
The holder of this position will be responsible planning, coordinating, and implementing CIPIT’S research projects related to artificial intelligence and information Technology in accordance with the University strategy, policy and procedures, and the funder requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Undertake research activities and investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Research Manager and the Director in order to realize the objectives of the research projects.
Work as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on Research Projects, being mutually supportive and covering duties as necessary during colleagues’ absences and at times of additional pressure, as directed.
Responsible for studying the existing policies and procedures in the countries of study that ensure data is used and governed properly.
Convene, facilitate, and support project meetings, both internally at Strathmore and externally with stakeholders
Develop high quality reports, academic papers and journal articles of publishable standard based on the analysis of data and literature with a clear and engaging writing style.
Serve as the project coordinator for some of the projects by convening meetings with partners, collating reports and submitting reports to the donor(s).
Make presentations at national or international conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events of a similar standing and identify ways to disseminate research outputs informally via various forms of public engagement.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:
Minimum of a Master’s Degree or higher in Policy, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related fields.
Proven academic track record and a strong publication record.

Relevant experience in research and 2 years relevant working experience or more is preferred. Able to conduct research independently.
Solid theoretical research backgrounds in Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing etc.
In-depth understanding of various algorithms for machine learning.
Demonstrated experience in cross collaborating with multiple teams – change management and communications planning and execution expertise is a plus
Experience of managing research projects and teams

Competencies and Attributes
Strong experience in stakeholder engagement and people and relationships management is required.
Excellent communication skills and public relations.
Demonstrate evidence of ability to understand and manage the research process

Method of Application
Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting on the subject line to recruitment@strathmore.edu by 31st January 2023.