Data Science Fellowship

Support Poverty Alleviation in Kenya and Ghana, Kenya

Data Analysis, Data Science, Database Management, Technology
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
2¾ months to 12 months
Must Speak: 
Accommodations, Living Stipend, Travel Stipend, Learning Opportunity, Good For Families

We think this is an immersive project for the experienced data analyst professional to support poverty alleviation in Nairobi, Kenya in exchange for accommodation and local benefits.

Opportunity Details


We are changing how businesses manage smallholder farmers, suppliers, and clients through the effective use of mobile/web innovations. The Data Science Fellow will be responsible for analyzing the data on our m-commerce and survey platforms to help us understand its current data better and determine any business opportunities based on it. The successful candidate will work across the company to understand, organize and analyze our existing data, as well as design and implement our data strategy going forward. We are looking for someone who proactively searches for and makes value out of data by leveraging it for decision-making purposes.


Great for people with data skills! Interested but not the right length? Like our organization and have an idea how your skills can help us? Message us at:


  • Develop and implement a data strategy for the company that results in valuable insights that can drive product development/enhancement and profits
  • Work with team members from across all business functions to identify actionable, high-impact insights, helping us to improve our m-commerce solution
  • Research, design, implement and validate algorithms to analyze m-commerce and survey data and achieve targeted outcomes
  • Provide expertise on data-driven analysis and drive the adoption of advanced analytics and data science across the entire breadth of our organization
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for us to effectively use and monetize its data
  • Process, clean, and verify the integrity of current (and future) data used for analysis 

This project will be a success when we have a comprehensive data collection and analysis strategy in place and operational and is beginning to make business decisions off of these insights.


  • Data Analysis
  • Data Science
  • Database Management
  • Technology


  • English

We Provide These Local Benefits


We have a corporate apartment in Nairobi, where some of the executive team stay when they are in town. It is a quiet, safe and comfortable 3-bedroom near shopping, restaurants, etc.


Our goal is to ensure that the Fellow is not out of pocket for day-to-day living expenses while working with us. Our stipend won't cover the cost of your safari but it will cover your living expenses.


You will learn a tremendous amount about fintech in Africa, poverty alleviation, the realities of smallholder farming in Africa, and the range of innovation occurring in this exciting market. You will also be given a lot of freedom in shaping our data strategy.


We will cover round-trip Economy class airfare and your work permit expenses.


Health care coverage through our local provider

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity

Currently accepting applications


Industry: Information Technology (IT)

Mission: Poverty Alleviation

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons

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