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Intern, Data Analysis, MLE -Delivery

evidence-action · 17 days ago
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About Evidence Action

Evidence Action is a global nonprofit organization with an approach distinctive in international development - we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Our programs have grown since our founding in 2013 to reach over 515 million people globally with our interventions. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator.

We do development differently. We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions. Our Deworm the World Initiative has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.8 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 10 million people in rural Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths. 

We drive innovation: Our Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people. 

We are global. Across  nine countries in Africa and Asia, our 700+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background - with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused. 

We have big ambitions. Over the next decade, we’re setting our sights higher: We aim to reach over 600 million people globally to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action - because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we. 

We need great people. Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.  

About the MLE team

The Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) team at Evidence Action ensures the organization is data-driven by providing services across the Africa region. The team meets ongoing program monitoring needs, offers timely and useful data for planning and decision-making, conducts analysis and research for program improvements, and supports evidence-based decision-making. Additionally, the MLE team aids regional leadership in designing new programs and partnerships, and establishes standards, systems, and processes for effective monitoring, analysis, research, information systems, and quality data management.

Job purpose

As a Data Analysis Intern, you will ensure data quality and completeness for analytical purposes by running do-files, troubleshooting errors, and collaborating with the data management team. You will consolidate previous datasets into a comprehensive dataset, conduct ad-hoc analyses, manage secondary data, and create geographic maps using ArcGIS/QGIS/R. Additionally, you will develop automated dashboards in Excel and other software to enhance data accessibility for the program team.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Position Reports to: Associate, Data Analysis

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in QA/QC of Data and dashboard. This will include running do-file to check quality of data, and troubleshoot any data errors, e.g. missing observation, less samples, outlies
  • Check Completeness of data: The intern will check if data submitted for analysis is complete and of needed quality before it is used for analysis. He/she will liaise with the data management team to ensure all data is clean and accurate for analysis 
  • Consolidate previous data sets: Under the guidance of Associate, Data analysis, the intern will develop scripts to merge and/or append previous data sets into one consolidate data  collected to e analysis: 
  • Conduct analysis on one-off tasks: These include important but not so urgent analysis, such as analysis of pilots’ analysis, Water source type and baseline water quality. 
  • Secondary data as need: The intern will search download and manage any secondary data that might be of interest to 
  • Mapping: Under the guidance of the intern, develop maps in ArcGIS/QGIS/R to geographically represent program information. 
  • Excel Visual: The intern will develop an automated dashboard in excel and other software's as guided by the senior associate. The Visual will be shared with the program team to improve access and usability of data. 
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics or another quantitative field.
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages such as Stata, R, etc.
  • Strong Data management and analysis skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with ability to adhere to program deadlines and priorities
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Familiarity of geospatial analysis in ArcGIS/QGIS and mobile phone survey will be an added advantage
  • Intellectual flexibility and willingness to form and adjust opinions based on evidence
  • Have a strong commitment to evidence-based practice and data management as well as analysis skills
  • Be enthusiastic to develop personally and professionally as part of a growing team
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and a genuine love of working with data

Last updated on May 29, 2024

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