Data Scientist Jobs – Fenix International

Job Title:  Data Scientist
Organisation: Fenix International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Fenix International is a for-profit corporation and the creator of
affordable, Pay-To-Own renewable energy products that empower those living
off-grid. Over 34m people in Uganda are off-grid, which equates to 6.2m
households who have no access to power and instead depend on kerosene for light
and local businesses for phone charging. To address this, Fenix International
has developed ReadyPay, a new Pay-To-Own Solar Power System. Coming in a range
of kits, ReadyPay Power Systems are designed to provide clean light, phone
charging, entertainment and more for those living off-grid.
Each ReadyPay is unique in that it contains lock-out technology, and,
together with MTN Mobile Money, it allows a customer to take a solar power
system home for a small down payment from just $15. Customers then “top up”
their ReadyPay through MTN Mobile Money payments (starting from $0.40 per day).
Each time a payment is made via Mobile Money, their ReadyPay Solar Power System
is unlocked for a set period of time. Customers will then eventually own their
ReadyPay systems after making continuous mobile money payments for a period 18
months.
Job Summary: The Fenix International Data Scientist should
possess leadership experience to contribute to our management team by driving
improvement and innovation in data gathering, interpretation, reporting, and
incorporation of learnings into our business strategy. He / she  will report to the East Africa Data and
Strategic Initiatives Director and will work cross-functionally with our
customer service, product development, operations, sales, marketing, and
technical teams on the ground to design, test, execute, analyze, report, and refine
data processes at Fenix. This position offers an incredible opportunity to work
with an elite team of business professionals and engineers and directly
contribute to the success of a Silicon Valley startup operating in the East
African social enterprise space. All candidates must have a passion for
entrepreneurship, renewable energy and sustainable development in frontier
markets.  As a Data Scientist, you will
be based in Kampala, Uganda working on critical projects with real and
immediate impact and will have the opportunity to travel domestically to
understand Fenix’s customer base.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Create standard systems and processes to
    work with Fenix management and key stakeholders to gather data needs.
  • Source the data analytics platform and
    visualization software to tap directly into our backend database.
  • Manage the continued maintenance of the
    chosen data analytics and visualization software.
  • Work closely with business leaders to
    design and ultimately develop interactive dashboards and reports to be
    used by our executive teams and field teams alike to make key strategic
    decisions.
  • Set up and conduct A/B tests and perform
    statistical analysis on the results to drive necessary business insights
    around sales, portfolio health, and more.
  • Actively collaborate with software team on
    database architecture and data collection methodologies.
  • Develop cutting edge new metrics and
    analyses to evaluate customer repayment behavior and the health of Fenix’s
    outstanding loan portfolio.
  • Special projects to analyze Fenix’s cost
    centers, optimize logistics and inventory supply chain, and more.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree. Possession of a Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • At least three years minimum work
    experience in data analysis / science, statistics, financial analysis,
    etc.
  • Past leadership and project management
    experience: we are looking for entrepreneurial candidates who have started
    or contributed significantly to a particular project, team, or new company
    and we especially value candidates who have seen projects through from
    start to finish, from design to scale up phase.
  • Significant experience with survey design,
    analysis, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Past experience with data analysis and
    visualization software tools and familiarity with the various offerings.
  • Interactive report design and
    implementation expertise.
  • Proficiency with a statistical analysis
    program (e.g., STATA, R).
  • Commitment to live and work with Fenix in
    East Africa for at least 1 year.
  • Exceptional written and verbal
    communications skills (English).
  • Ability and drive to work independently.
  • Thrives on teamwork.
  • Previous experience analyzing loan
    repayments is desired
  • Past education and/or work experience in
    East Africa is an added advantage
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged apply at the web link below.
Deadline: Rolling
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