Business Intelligence Architect Job. Save The Children Kenya 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Business Intelligence Architect Job. Save The Children Kenya 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Role Purpose

The role holder will be responsible for designing, building, implementing and supporting Business Intelligence (BI) solutions within the organisation. This role will partner with business stakeholders in order to understand their requirements, and ensure effective delivery of analytical capabilities to meet their needs, utilising best practices and state of the art technologies.

The role holder will contribute to the definition of Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics roadmap for SCI, leading measurable improvements in providing the stakeholders with timely and accurate information in order to effectively implement our strategy.

Scope Of Role

Reports to: Dual reporting line: Local and the BI Architect based in London

Staff reporting to this post: No direct reports

Role Dimensions

Over 60 countries with a staff complement in excess of 17,000 of which at least 50% are considered users of IT systems.


  • Ensure clear understanding and documentation of enterprise business intelligence and reporting requirements across the organization
  • Provide the organisation with accurate and timely BI solutions based on requirements gathered through business partnering activities
  • Estimate and deliver BI project tasks to agreed prioritisation and timeframes
  • Proactively identify any technical project risks/issues related to BI
  • Maintain and support existing BI solutions
  • Manage the architecture, design, development and delivery of major new elements and enhancements to the data warehouse and reporting capabilities inside SCI
  • Provide technical leadership to the BI Development team based in an overseas Technical Hub
  • Properly document existing and target architecture, processes and technological choices
  • Proactively source new and innovative solutions that provide clear business value and construct ‘proof of concepts’ to demonstrate the new solutions
  • Provide governance in line with regulatory requirements and charity policies

Skills & Behaviors (SCI Values in Practice)


  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds team members and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approacheable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • computing degree – BSc, BA or equivalent experience

Experience & Skills


  • Proven experience in designing, building and deploying Data Warehouse and BI solutions in complex organisations
  • Extensive knowledge of data warehouse reference architectures
  • Experience in shaping large reporting and analytics programmes
  • Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack (SQL server, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, PowerBI, Excel PowerPivot)
  • Experience in leading Business Intelligence delivery teams
  • Ability to convert strategic priorities and goals into operational plans
  • Experience in providing self-service reporting tools such as KPIs and dashboards to a global audience
  • Experience of working closely with non-technical staff, demonstrating an ability to translate and negotiate non-technical requirements into a detailed technical specification
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a proven ability to explain complex technical ideas and problems clearly to non-experts
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and strong problem solving skills
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally


  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • Experience of working within an agile project delivery environment
  • Experience of working in a global team with offshore project team members

Equal Opportunities

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Health and Safety

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience. Some degree of international travel maybe required.

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