Pezesha – Business Data Analyst.

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About company

Pezesha is an online marketplace for business loans. We connect MSMEs to affordable working capital and other financial services through a collaborative approach with capital providers. We have an ambitious growth plan to target 100,000 SMEs over the next 2 years across Africa by enabling them with affordable working capital. We are operational in Kenya and Ghana and soon other markets in East and West Africa. It is an incredibly exciting time to join us as we enter our next phase of growth.

We are looking for a rockstar data nerd with previous experience working with large data sets, and is familiar with techniques and approaches to data. They will also help interpret data into models and decisions that guide the company to assess and predict credit risk to SMEs we fund.

Primary responsibilities;

  • Data analysis using statistical techniques
  • Data cleaning and data mining
  • Conducting full life cycle analysis to include requirements analysis, data cleaning and design in relation to data needs and come up with workflows while communicating effectively with stakeholders and working closely with the data and technical team
  • Internal data analysis & reporting by developing intelligent, descriptive, predictive and spatial models
  • Provide strategic data driven decisions and recommendations to the business initiatives and other external stakeholders to ensure robust products developments and scale
  • Lead problem solving experiments and coordination efforts between various business units while measuring results effectively and efficiently for each experiment
  • Business intelligence to maximize proficiency and productivity with our products and services. 

Must haves;

  • Minimum Education: Undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or similar
  • Experience analysing data: evidence that you can communicate the key messages from large data sets
  • Excellent with SQL database operations
  • Technical skills regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Experience cleaning data: ensuring the data collected is in a usable format and diagnose when it’s not: a good level of Quality Assurance.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills: you will work closely with the data and tech teams to define partner requirements/needs, defining the right data solutions 
  • You can think critically about a business, understand its key drivers and be able to dynamically model different scenarios
  • Attention to detail: Meticulous, Fastidious, thorough
  • Strong analytical skills

Experience required:

  • Experience with analytics and business intelligence tools: e.g. Power BI, Tableau, MS Power BI, SPLUNK etc
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in data fields
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc)
  • Familiar with ETL process (Extract, Transform and Load)
  • Experience with experimental design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Good knowledge of statistical tests and analysis
  • Ability to balance priorities, clarify stakeholder requirements, pay keen attention to detail, and generally keep deliverables on schedule
  •  Ability to communicate technical details clearly and concisely to management & external stakeholders
  • A curious mind and a passion for problem-solving, data, and analytics
  • Comfort in a fast-paced, growth-stage start-up environment

Good to have;

  • Experience in developing credit scoring models
  • Python skills especially in a data analytics capacity

To Apply:

Please note, if shortlisted a take-home technical test will be provided to assess your data capabilities and demonstrate your commitment to proceed to the next stage of the interview process. 

Please send your CVs and cover letter to Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 17/BUSINESS DATA ANALYST). The applicants who do not indicate THE REF NO and job title will be automatically disqualified. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Pezesha is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!






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