Mr. Robert Nderitu is a statistician by profession and holds a Master of Science Degree (Statistics) from Kenyatta University. He has more than twenty (20) years’ experience in the field of Statistics and through appropriate training and experience both locally and internationally, has been undertaking duties related to production and management of Statistics. This includes; preparing concept papers and proposals; providing economic planning, analytical, statistical, demographic and other related services; designing and maintaining business register and sampling frames; designing data collection instruments; designing surveys and censuses; collecting and analyzing statistics on various thematic areas; monitoring living conditions by collecting, compiling and disseminating data on Consumer Price Indices (CPI) as well as income and expenditure levels; and compiling other development Indexes including Human Development Indexes.
He is currently in-charge of Production Statistics Directorate whose mandate involves collection, analysis, generation and dissemination of statistics in the areas of Labour, Prices, Industrial, Agriculture and Livestock, Environment and Nutrition statistics. The National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (NIPFN) Project which aims at promoting stakeholders dialogue and strengthen national capacity to manage and analyse existing information and data from all sectors that influence food security and nutrition to better inform decision making & improve nutrition and food security is also implemented from the directorate. He also coordinates the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at KNBS.
He has represented the KNBS on several technical groups, committees and international conferences and in his line of duty, has worked closely with various international organization including the World Bank and the International Labour Organization. He has also offered technical support to several statistical offices including those of Malawi, Swaziland and Timor Leste.
Nderitu has undertaken various courses related to production of statistics, cooperate governance, strategic management, risk management and strategic leadership inside and outside Kenya over the years. He is a qualified quality management system internal auditor and heads a team of champions in implementing the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System in the Bureau. He is a member of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). He is an accredited statistician with Kenya National Statistics Society and was honoured with a State Award; The Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) of Kenya in 2019 as a result of his exemplary work in Statistics.