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IQVIA Senior Statistical Programmer - Real World Evidence (homebased in Kenya) in Nairobi, Kenya

IQVIA’s Real World Evidence Solutions (RWS) group is recruiting Senior Statistical Programmers to join our dynamic team in Europe & Africa

Purpose of Role:

The RWS Senior Statistical Programmer jobs provide statistical SAS programming leadership, expertise and consulting to meet internal and external client needs. This includes planning and co-ordination of integrated SAS solutions serving the full spectrum of statistical programming for often complex projects

Why you’ll love working with us:

  • Our careers have a greater purpose - alongside a group of diverse, talented colleagues we work daily on making a real positive impact on human lives and overcoming some of the biggest challenges facing global public health

  • We offer opportunities to work with leading international healthcare organizations and the latest healthcare trends

  • You can progress and shape your long-term career in the direction you choose. With access to industry-leading data and experts, you'll find endless opportunities for growth

  • We offer a competitive salary along with other employee focused benefits for health and recreation with flexible hours

Please only apply if you match the candidate criteria below.

Your daily missions would include:

  • The Senior SAS Programmer will perform, plan, co-ordinate and implement SAS programming, testing, and documentation of statistical programs, creating statistical tables, figures and listings, programming of analysis datasets and transfer files and programming quality control checks

  • Interpret project level requirements and develop programming specifications for complex studies

  • Provide advanced technical expertise and independently bring project solutions to the Statistical Programming department

  • Fulfil project responsibilities as technical team lead for single or group studies

  • Directly communicate with internal and client statisticians and clinical team members to ensure understanding of requirements and timelines

  • Estimate programming scope of work, manage resource assignments, communicate project status and negotiate/re-negotiate project timelines

  • Use and promote the use of established standards, SOPs and best practices

  • Provide training and mentoring to SP team members

Our perfect candidate needs the following:

  • Statistical programming in SAS within the CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Healthcare industries

  • Advanced knowledge of Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS Graph and SAS Macro Language

  • Strong knowledge of SDTM structures and ADaM standards

  • Leadership experience as technical team lead and project lead

  • Masters Degree in computer science or related field and 3 years relevant experience; Bachelor's degree or educational equivalent in computer science or related field and 5 years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines

  • Good leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks, projects and delegate work to other team members

  • Excellent accuracy, attention to detail and problem-solving skills

  • Able to recognise when negotiating skills are needed

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients

  • Already possess the right to work in the recruiting country without the need for a visa/sponsorship


At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at jobs.iqvia.com .

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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