Data Analyst NGO Careers – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Job Title:         Data Analyst
Organization: Refugee Law
Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
About US:
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of
Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees,
deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead
dignified lives. Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five
thematic areas: Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice &
Governance (CTJ&G), Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health &
Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Data
Analyst will work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation team and the Project
Advisor to collect, manage and analyze data. The incumbent will be responsible
for importing, transforming, validating or modeling data with the purpose of
understanding or drawing conclusions from various data trends in order to aid
organizational decision making.
Key Duties and
Data Collection:
  • Work in close consultation with
    application developer assist in design of data-collection tools
  • Collaborate with project teams to collect
    project related data and results
  • Ensuring systematic data entry and cleaning
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary
    data sources
  • Work closely with IT to set up databases
    for collection, management and analysis of project level results, with
    particular attention to maximizing security and confidentiality of
    client-related data
Data Analysis:
  • Analyze project-related M&E data to
    identify and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and “clean” data by reviewing
    computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and
    correct code problems
  • Use statistical methods to analyze data
    and generate useful reports
  • Prepare graphs, charts, tables and other
    visual data presentations as requested
  • Tasked with processing confidential data
    and information according to guidelines
  • Assessing tests and implementing new or
    upgraded software and assisting with strategic decisions on new systems
Capacity Building:
  • Support execution of training activities
    for M&E staff to build better project-based M&E system, develop
    improved data models, and consistently share data and results
  • Mentor and train end users on new reports
    and dashboards
  • Provide technical expertise on data
    storage structures, data mining and data cleansing

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law
    Project (RLP) Data Analyst job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Business Information Systems,
    Information Management or Statistics. Possession of a Masters in
    Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Information
    Management or Statistics is desirable
  • Excellent analytical skills with the
    ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts
    of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • At least three years of proven working
    experience as a data analyst or business data analyst in busy organisation
    with high volumes of data/ information
  • Proven technical expertise regarding data
    models, database design development, data mining and segmentation
    techniques and strong knowledge and application of other data management
    best practices;
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience
    using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS)
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in
    Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint;
  • Previous experience with GIS software and
  • Experience with MS Project
  • Previous experience with Tableau or other
    data visualization software
  • Proficiency with SQL commands, relational
    and dimensional database constructs;
  • Excellent interpersonal and critical
    thinking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Excellent organization, attention to
    detail, and ability to appropriately prioritize competing tasks
  • Effective and efficient time management
  • Good programming skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic
    team environment with minimal supervision, anticipating needs and requests
  • Self-motivated, versatile and adaptable to
    different cultures and people
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Refugee Law Project (RLP) in this
capacity are encouraged to send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae
electronically to:
NB: The position applied
for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates
should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates
Deadline: 9th October
2017 by 5.00pm
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