Data Analyst NGO Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

Job Title:  Data Analyst

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.


Job Summary:  The Data Analyst will collect data from various sources, review and interpret it using data analysis tools to provide meaningful information and insights to help USAID/ICYD Activity make better-informed program decisions. This position reports to the M&E Director and will work in close collaboration with the M&E Specialists in Kampala. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize data into usable formats.
  • Analyze routine monitoring and assessment data to find answers to specific questions.
  • Assess quality of data including verifying, fixing coding errors, and cleaning USAID/ICYD Activity data.
  • Generate information and insights from data sets and identifying trends and patterns, preparing reports for USAID/ICYD Activity’s use.
  • Create data visualizations for internal and external audiences.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
  • Coordinate and assist monitoring and evaluation data collection activities.
  • Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within USAID/ICYD Activity.
  • Work with government and non-government partners to implement M&E activities.
  • Work with the Database Manager to set up data infrastructure, including supporting the implementation and maintenance of the database.
  • Provide other support to M&E team, as needed and other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree; doctorate-level degree preferred.
  • At least 10 to 15 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience with data collection, analysis and reporting, and M&E systems required.
  • Experience in monitoring development projects where research and data analysis skills have been applied, preferably in one or all these sectors: basic education, OVC (especially PEPFAR/USAID programs), and/or youth development. Experience with Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRA) is an added advantage.
  • Experience with programming languages like SQL and Python.
  • Experience with both quantitative (e.g., SPSS, Stata, etc.) and qualitative (e.g., QDA Miner, NVivo) software for data analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel for data analysis, including use of formulas, functions and calculations to analyze data required. Knowledge of Excel + Power Query to clean, merge, pivot/un-pivot and transform data preferred.
  • Understanding of reporting and data visualization tools such as Power BI and Tableau.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify trends, patterns, and insights from data with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong numerical skills to help collect, measure, organize and analyze data.
  • Presentation skills – ability to write and speak clearly to easily communicate complex ideas in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Communication skills with effective stakeholder management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to balance work within a team environment while working with minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in English is required.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 26th August 2022


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