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Data Science Specialist-- BMGF Africa HCD+

Published on 24.11.2022

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Position : Data Science Specialist-- BMGF Africa HCD+

Data Science Specialist

Background of the project

Africa (HCD+) is a platform funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and will have the capability to serve as an African voice for advocacy, accountability and transparency on HCD. It will seek to accelerate political commitments, decision-making and funding for key priorities towards realising SDGs #1-6 in Sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to incubate regional advocacy and technical assistance hub on Human Capital Development towards increasing African Government's commitment, funding, and accountability to HCD. The platform, through increased HCD advocacy, focuses on three pillars: (i) Health and Nutrition; (ii) Education, skills and labour participation; (iii) Entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, and digital economy.

Also, HCD sits across multiple Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in many African governments. Hence, no organisation holds an integrated vision for HCD. An HCD-focused institution can further help the HCD agenda on the continent. It will focus on four missions: (i) Create transparency on the HCD performance across the continent; (ii) Advocate with heads of state and decision-makers to make HCD a priority; (iii) Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with stakeholders and decision-makers; (iv) Selectively drive the implementation of flagship programs in education, health and economic inclusion. The programme has since commenced its activities in Abuja.

Location: Abuja

Summary Of The Role

The primary objective of the Data Science Specialist is to extract data from multiple sources, using machine learning tools to organize, process, clean, validate and analyze the data for information purposes. In addition; The position will report to the Program Manager.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide balanced analytical research by turning raw data into valuable insights that help to drive actions and strategies.
  • Interprets and analyses data from multiple sources to develop imaginative solutions to problems.
  • Conduct analyses, formulate insights, and summarize and synthesize findings for presentation to the line of business management.
  • Develop timely, innovative, and objective analysis, which leads to fact-based solutions for strategic business issues.
  • Maintain an understanding of general business trends and requirements support area, and understand the link between analysis and project impact.
  • Hands-on experience in planning, developing and managing predictive and prescriptive analytics projects/solutions.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data-gathering techniques
Required profile for job ad : Data Science Specialist-- BMGF Africa HCD+

Qualifications And Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, statistics or a related field.
  • 4-6 years of working experience as a data scientist or business data analyst.
  • Maintain knowledge in statistics, mathematics and/or comparable quantitative area of expertise
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc.), databases (SQL etc.), programming (XML, JavaScript, or ETL frameworks) and using statistical packages for analysing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc.)
  • Technical expertise in data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Proficient in office automation tools (e.g. Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Language

  • Fluency in English language is required.
  • Knowledge of the French language is an added advantage.
Job criteria for job ad : Data Science Specialist-- BMGF Africa HCD+
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
Engineering, development studies
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Abeokuta - Ogun - Abia - Abuja - Adamawa - Akwa Ibom - Anambra - Bauchi - Bayelsa - Benin City - Edo - Benue - Cross River - Ebonyi - Ekiti - Enugu - Gombe - Ibadan - Oyo - Imo - Jigawa - Kaduna - Kano - Katsina - Kebbi - Kogi - Kwara - Lagos - Maiduguri - Borno - Nasarawa - Niger - Ondo - Osun - Plateau - Port Harcourt - Rivers - Sokoto - Taraba - Warri - Delta - Yobe - Zamfara
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Spoken language :
englishfluent
frenchfluent
Number of Position(s) : 1
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