Data Analyst Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Data Analyst Job in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

The African Seed
Access Index

Closing
date: October 10, 2021

TASAI Inc. is looking for a highly-skilled and
motivated
Data
Analyst
to oversee the management of TASAI data. As
the Data Analyst, you will take responsibility for managing the TASAI data set
(consisting of both quantitative (numerical) and qualitative data), developing
reports, and troubleshooting data issues. To do well in this role you need a
fine eye for detail, prior experience as a data analyst, and a good
understanding of the popular data analysis tools and databases commonly used in
Development Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, and similar fields.

You will
also be a liaison between TASAI and the technical team of developers at Development Gateway, who develop and
maintain our tools for collecting, validating, and displaying data.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage
    TASAI data, including creation, updates, and deletion. The current data
    set includes data from 21 countries on 22 seed-sector related indicators. TASAI currently uses Kobo
    Toolbox and Alchemer to collect data, and a proprietary data validation
    and analysis tool that is based on the Metabase platform to analyze data.
  • Audit
    current data collection and management processes and suggest and implement
    improvements.
  • Work with
    internal and external partners on data acquisition, quality assurance, and
    visualization.
  • Process
    confidential data and information according to TASAI Inc.’s
    confidentiality guidelines.
  • Support
    the TASAI data collection processes, including questionnaire design, data
    entry, and cleaning.
  • Conduct
    statistical and econometric analyses on TASAI data.
  • Manage the
    reporting environment, including data sources, security, and metadata.
  • Support
    initiatives for data integrity and normalization.
  • Troubleshoot
    the reporting database environment and reports.
  • Train
    non-technical users on generating reports and using dashboards.
  • Provide
    technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data
    cleaning.
  • Act as a
    technical liaison with partners on data-related issues.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s
    degree in math, computer science, statistics, agricultural economics or
    related discipline. Master’s preferred.
  • Solid
    quantitative research skills.
  • Understanding
    of data management, analysis, and quality control.
  • Experience
    with data entry and modeling tools, such as Kobo Toolbox, Alchemer,
    Metabase, and other similar programs.
  • Familiarity
    with pooled data sets (mixture of time-series and panel data).
  • High
    competence in Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel,
    as well as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity
    with Google Suite applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms).
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills – fluency in English is a must.

Not
required but useful:

  • Familiarity
    with contemporary issues in agricultural development in Africa, especially
    the seed sector.
  • Experience
    working with data via web services and APIs.
  • SQL
    skills, NoSQL experience

Plus…
the following will make you a great TASAI team player:

  • Good
    organizational skills to manage a broad and unpredictable workload and
    meet deadlines and work under own initiative.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and commitment to continuous product and process
    improvement.
  • Willingness
    to learn new skills and grow in your position.
  • Ability to
    work effectively with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Communicate
    effectively in a remote team.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel internationally (primarily in Africa).

Other
important details:

  • Women are
    highly encouraged to apply.
  • Position
    will be based in Africa; the TASAI team has a preference for Kenya,
    although we are open to considering other locations.
  • Position
    will start out as a 3-6 month short term contract, with the potential to
    be converted to a full-time position thereafter.
  • Masters
    and Ph.D. level research involving data management and analysis may count
    as work experience.

About TASAI Inc.

The African Seed
Access Index (TASAI) is a research initiative that analyzes the performance of
national seed sectors in Africa. It is coordinated by the nonprofit
organization TASAI Inc. TASAI collects data on 22 indicators to measure, track,
and compare formal seed sectors across African countries. With a growing
geographic scope that covers 21 countries to date, TASAI promotes enabling
environments for competitive seed systems that enhance access to locally
adapted, affordable, and high-quality, improved seeds targeting smallholder
farmers. More information is available online at www.tasai.org.

How
to Apply

  • To apply, submit the following documents by email
    to (admin[at]tasai[dot]org) with the subject “Data Analyst recruitment”
  • * Cover letter detailing your qualifications and
    interest in the position
    • Curriculum Vitae or resume
  • Writing sample of a professional piece on which
    you are the main (or sole) author.
  • Deadline: October 10, 2021 (maybe
    extended until position is filled)