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23 Apr 2014

Data Analyst Job Vacancy

Location: Nairobi

Introduction

M-KOPA, winner of the 2013 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, is a registered Kenyan business, founded in 2011 but stemming from pilot trials since 2009. The founders of M-KOPA include former executives from Safaricom and Vodafone Group, who also started and led M-PESA. These people form an integral part of M-KOPA as a company.

M-KOPA’s head office is in Nairobi with a qualified dedicated team of over 100 Kenyan and international staff, experienced and seasoned in different fields like finance, distribution, sales and marketing and customer care.


M-KOPA’s technology and company culture are based in the belief that using innovative,

disruptive (radical) mobile technology, we can help ordinary wananchi to uplift their living standards, and bring development in a community, while building a strong business.

As a member of the M-KOPA team, you will be part of a new and exciting venture, changing the lives of ordinary Kenyans.


Responsibilities

  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and “clean” data, and review computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
  • Work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities
Requirements
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a busy business environment
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets (SPSS, SAS etc)
  • Excellent skills in Excel and Access, SQL is an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • BS in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics or relevant credentials
  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills
  • CPA Part II is an added advantage
A generous and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate/s.

To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your cv and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to applications@m-kopa.com with the subject “Data Analyst Vacancy”

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