Data Science Fellowship

Support Poverty Alleviation in Kenya and Ghana, Kenya


Skills: 
Data Analysis, Data Science, Database Management, Technology
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
2¾ months to 12 months
Must Speak: 
English
Benefits: 
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


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

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: match@movingworlds.org

DELIVERABLES

  • 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.

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Science
  • Database Management
  • Technology

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

We Provide These Local Benefits


ACCOMMODATION

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.

LIVING STIPEND

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.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

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.

TRAVEL STIPEND

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

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Health care coverage through our local provider

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity


Currently accepting applications

Organization


Industry: Information Technology (IT)

Mission: Poverty Alleviation

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons

Create an Account


Contact this organization, see other suggested projects, and get help from our support team to find and plan an Experteering trip.

What is MovingWorlds?

A membership community, matching site, and global support team that helps you find the best place to volunteer your skills.
Read about us in Huffington Post

How do I contact this organization?

Become a verified member of MovingWorlds to start communicating with this organization and to learn more about the project. By becoming a member, you can also connect to any other of our verified Experteering opportunities around the world with any of the organizations on our platform, as well as our support team if you need guidance.

What happens after I become a member and get connected?

You follow our facilitated planning process to finalize the details of your Experteering engagement in partnership with the hosting organization.

Can I save this project for easy reference?

Create a free profile to save it, or simply share with this link.

What if the time or skills aren't right?

That's OK! You can contact this organization and share your availability and/or skills, and discuss directly with them if you can work on a project that better fits both of you.