Data Analyst, Accra, At TechnoServe

Data Analyst (2), HAPPY

Location: Accra, Ghana

Reports to: MEL Manager

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing…when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

Job Summary:

The Data Analyst will support timely and effective monitoring activities for the project. S/he will capture, manage, and analyze data for project reporting as requested by the project lead and required for donor reporting.

Program Overview:

Harnessing Agriculture Productivity and Prosperity for Youth (HAPPY) aims to drive shared prosperity in Ghana by creating, sustaining, or improving dignified jobs and increasing agricultural productivity across the poultry, rice, soy, and tomato value chains. HAPPY will bridge the productivity gaps in these four value chains by building resilient youth-led and women-led food systems. The program will harness the power of young women and men to enhance the sourcing and business models of off-takers, pursue innovative entrepreneurial ventures, support the adoption of improved practices and inputs, and influence the enabling environment by making their voices heard. The result will be a more prosperous and inclusive agricultural sector that propels growth across the country.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Support data management and flow, including:

  •  Aggregate, clean, process and analyze data captured in the field in a timely way to provide inputs for project performance indicators and project information needs.
  •  Build and maintain database structure according to best practices.
  •  Provide input on the design of forms, surveys, and indices to minimize data errors and improve data processing.
  •  Run regular reports checking for data quality and communicate findings to supervisor.
  •  Help to identify the potential causes of bottlenecks in data flow.
  •  Provide technical assistance to field staff on mobile-based data collection.
  •  Perform data quality assessments, data cleaning and preliminary data analysis. Share and discuss findings to help identify insights to inform project implementation strategy.
  •  Contribute data analysis as part of the preparation of periodic donor reports. eKxXxhF BIpnb
  •  Support and learn from the MEL manager in the development and execution of qualitative and quantitative methods in support of M&E.

Required skill and experience:

  •  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as economics or other social science, business administration, statistics, agronomy or relevant field and 3 years relevant experience OR Master’s Degree + 1-year relevant experience. Demonstrated applicable work or work-study experience desirable.
  •  Understanding of how market systems work, and the various approaches to development that aim to improve market systems.
  •  Expertise in quantitative methods and database management
  •  Knowledge of and capacity to learn data collection, data management, and analytical software (for example, Commcare, Excel, MySQL, SalesForce, NVivo, SPSS, or others)
  •  Written and oral communication skills; ability to engage and collaborate with colleagues.
  •  Ability to present data in simple and straightforward graphs and tables.
  •  Takes an inquisitive and creative approach to problem-solving.
  •  Time management skills; ability to work well independently
  •  Inherent value and respect for voices of staff at all organizational levels, external stakeholders, and the women and men we work with.

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

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May 2024