Acumen – Program Data Analyst, Acumen East & West Africa.

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The Role.

The Program Data Analyst will support Acumen’s programmatic initiatives in East and West Africa by managing and coordinating all program-related data collection, data validation, and data processes.  This is a new position at Acumen and will report to the Associate Director of Finance in East Africa, and secondarily to the Manager of Portfolio Finance in New York.


  • Stay up to date on understanding programmatic objectives and related data metrics.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Finance (East Africa) and the Manager of Portfolio Finance:
    •  Evolve and design the ongoing program data reporting calendar.
    •  Coordinate with Programmatic team members to define data collection needs/cadence
    •  Collects, processes, and manages the data sets assigned to the Program Data Analyst
    •  Oversees timely collection of data sets assigned to Programmatic team members.
    •  Sorts, updates, and merges data files from a variety of sources
  • Ensures the quality and accuracy of collected or derived data, including identifying anomalies that require resolution prior to analysis and reporting.
  • Drive thoughtful data governance and implement robust data collection, monitoring, validation processes; recommend changes that will enhance workflows and procedures
  • This role will coordinate with members of the East and West Africa program teams to ensure data collected meet with, and complies with donor requirements.
  • Communicate data collection lags to the Associate Director of Finance (East Africa)
  • Ensures timely availability of data to the larger Acumen environment.
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests for this data, build repetitive queries to improve timeliness of response times.
  • Participates in new product implementations and other improvement projects by capturing, documenting, and validating business requirements, ensuring systems are properly set up for go-live
  • Communicates appropriately with all necessary clients and stakeholders.
  • Integrates new or existing technologies into workflows and communicates updates to all team members, analyzing impact, preparing environment for change, and updating or creating procedures.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


  •  Need atleast 2 years of work experience in data management
  •  Understands the importance of data accuracy and integrity, with experience in a data-driven role
  •  Experience in performing data analysis and defining data integrity/data controls framework.
  •  Familiarity with investment data
  •  Need someone with attention to detail and process-driven mindset to optimize reporting capabilities.
  •  Need someone with analytical & problem-solving skills with a logical approach
  •  A self-starter; able to work collaboratively.
  •  Good communication skills; able to convey concepts to technical and non-technical people
  •  Self reflective and aligned with Acumen values
  •  Permanently authorized to work in Kenya

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