Data Visualization Specialist

United States International University-Africa, is a Higher Learning Institution based in Nairobi, Kenya and is the most diverse university in East and Central Africa with about 6,000 students from over 60 nations, and a global network of more than 25,000 alumni. USIU-Africa is the only university in Sub-Saharan Africa whose degree programs are accredited by both the Kenya Government through the Commission for University Education (CUE), and by the American Government through the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC).

In line with our commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, USIU-Africa is seeking to recruit a suitable and qualified candidate for the following position in the Institutional Research Department:

Data Visualization Specialist

Job summary:

This crucial role focuses on transforming complex data into insightful, interactive visualizations using Tableau. The primary purpose of this position is to support the department’s research initiatives by creating compelling visual representations of institutional data, thereby facilitating informed decision-making across the university.

Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

  1. Design and develop interactive dashboards and visual reports using Tableau to present data in a clear, compelling manner.
  2. Analyze complex datasets to extract key insights and trends that inform institutional policies and practices.
  3. Work closely with the Institutional Research Office and other stakeholders to understand data needs and translate them into effective real-time visual solutions.
  4. Ensure data integrity and accuracy through meticulous management and preparation of datasets.
  5. Provide training and support to members of the Institutional Research department and other university employees on best practices in data visualization and Tableau usage.
  6. Adhere to ethical guidelines and university policies regarding data privacy and research conduct.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems).


  • Advanced proficiency in Tableau, including the creation of complex dashboards and visualizations.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to work with large, complex datasets.
  • Proficiency in SQL and experience with other data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, R, STATA, SPSS, Python).
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and effectively.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems).


  • Proven experience in data visualization and analysis, with a strong portfolio of past Tableau projects.
  • Experience in an academic or research setting is preferred.
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international, and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply indicating in the subject line 'Data Visualization Specialist'. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, a portfolio showcasing your previous Tableau projects and data visualizations, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the email indicated below. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Director, Human Resource,
United States International University - Africa,
P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

Disclaimer: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer

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