Dalberg – Senior Data Analyst.

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Job Title: Senior Data Analyst
Business/Department: Dalberg Research
Job Category: Data Scientist
Location: Nairobi, KE (multi-location)
Job Description

Maximize your potential. Tackle the world’s toughest problems.
Build expertise in areas that matter to you. Become a global development leader.


We are a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services. Today’s complex global problems require new solutions. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights, Dalberg Media and Dalberg Research; our businesses approach problems differently and work together to create impact at scale. We are from everywhere, at home anywhere – an African and American company as much as an Asian, Middle Eastern, and European one.

Dalberg is a place where a diverse mix of talented individuals are able to bring their authentic selves to work – whether it’s how you identify, where you come from, the languages you speak, the person you love, the way you worship. Dalberg is a home where people feel safe, understood, nurtured and encouraged to grow.

As a team of 450+ people from 50 countries, speaking over 90 languages collectively, with 40%+ female leadership team, Dalberg places diversity, equity and inclusion principles at the heart of our organization and the work we do alongside our clients, partners and communities.

Established in 2001 by experienced private sector consultants, Dalberg operates from 31 worldwide locations. For more information, please visit Dalberg.


Dalberg Research provides research and analysis that offers clients actionable solutions to their problems. We are a full-service research agency answering questions about markets, consumers and lifestyles across more than 30 African countries via quantitative and qualitative studies. We specialize in the inventory, collection, and analysis of primary research data for businesses, NGOs, governments and other institutions. Our services range from survey design to data collection and analysis of findings in both Anglo and Francophone regions. Dalberg Research is part of the global Dalberg Group. We also love learning from each other and are continuously looking for people who bring a new set of experiences and backgrounds to our team.


We are looking for a seasoned Senior Data Analyst to join our data processing department. We expect you to be a high-level technical lead tasked with managing projects within the analytics team. The successful candidate will efficiently and effectively organize projects, coordinate and assign resources, track the logistics of projects, and deliver high quality results for our clients.

You will be reporting to the Data Processing Manager and will supervise a team of data processing executives and junior data processing executives who perform high-level data management and analytical work, and complete high-priority projects across an array of domains and subject matter. In addition, you will be an active member of the internal team, contributing to internal knowledge sharing, best practice development and team engagement. This is a great opportunity to use your existing data analysis and team leadership skills, while growing your capabilities within a rapidly expanding company.


  • Responsible for the delivery of projects within the analytics team in liaison with the Data Processing Manager (DPM).  

  • Provide innovative analytical insights to Dalberg Research clients.

  • Work closely with the DPM in ensuring constant compliance with standards and to effect change where merited within the data processing department. 

  • Break down project problems in a clear and concise manner to the junior staff for execution. 

  • Oversee the activities of the junior staff within the analytics team and ensures efficient execution of their duties.

  • Identify, evaluate, and document potential data sources in support of project requirements. 

  • Advise clients and project teams on relevant statistical approaches such as descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, diagnostic analysis as well as predictive modelling.  

  • Use statistical tools to interpret data sets, paying attention to trends and patterns that could be valuable for diagnostic and predictive analytics efforts. 

  • Ensure that data analysis processes are properly documented to improve transparency and for future references. 

  • Create data visualizations to effectively convey findings using Power BI, R Shiny Dashboard or Tableau.  

  • Document data analysis results in a clear and concise manner. 

  • Present data analysis findings to project teams or clients whenever requested. 

  • Develop and implement data processing quality control procedures that optimize efficiency and quality. 

  • Liaise with client service team during proposal writing to inform on data quality control procedures, data cleaning processes and data analysis.

  • Work closely with the data processing manager to train junior data processing staff on statistical methods and generation of insights from data.

  • Improve existing SOPs and standardize Data Processing operations that are not yet standardized. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree in related field is desired.

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience with at least 2 years in a supervisory role. 

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills. 

  • Expertise with at least one data analysis software such as IBM SPSS Statistics, R, Stata or SAS. 

  • Expertise with statistical methods that includes descriptive and inferential statistics. 

  • Advanced knowledge of data visualization tools such as Power BI, R Shiny Dashboard or Tableau.  

  • Communicating clearly via written and spoken English. 

Skills and Key Competencies 

  • Practical knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills 

  • High accuracy and attention to detail factoring every piece that might alter the validity of data.  

  • Ability to provide gainful insights and pragmatic solutions to Dalberg Research clients with a bias towards action and resolving issues quickly. 

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines. 

  • Excellent creative and innovative problem-solving skills. 

  • Natural ability to get along with people and establish strong and meaningful relationships with others. 

  • Be self-motivated and proactive in executing the assigned roles.  

  • Unquestionable integrity, confidentiality and respect. 


Our current opportunity is in East Africa

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Please submit your application at our Career Centre, by 18 September 2020.

Dalberg Research is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment.





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