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Data Analyst

Company Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

EDC is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.  

Project Description

The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:

  1. Children and youth have improved learning outcomes;
  2. Children and youth are safe and healthy in their community and learning environments; and
  3. Youth practice positive behaviors and are able to make informed decisions about their lives and relationships.

Working in partnership with Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (MGLSD), district and zonal officials, and other Ugandan government and civil society partners, ICYD will comprise a series of activities to: support improved basic education for Ugandan children; address school-related and gender-based violence; facilitate enhanced child protection and support for vulnerable youth; provide support to HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers/families; and support HIV care and treatment outcomes in close collaboration with clinical and community structures. ICYD will also contribute to improved systems within the MoES and MGLSD to promote Early Grade Reading (EGR) and child protection.

Job Description

The Data Analyst will collect data from various sources, review and interpret it using data analysis tools to provide meaningful information and insights to help USAID/ICYD Activity make better-informed program decisions. This position reports to the M&E Director and will work in close collaboration with the M&E Specialists in Kampala. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.

Essential functions include (but not limited to):  

  • Organize data into usable formats.
  • Analyze routine monitoring and assessment data to find answers to specific questions.
  • Assess quality of data including verifying, fixing coding errors, and cleaning USAID/ICYD Activity data.
  • Generate information and insights from data sets and identifying trends and patterns, preparing reports for USAID/ICYD Activity’s use.
  • Create data visualizations for internal and external audiences.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan.
  • Coordinate and assist monitoring and evaluation data collection activities.
  • Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within USAID/ICYD Activity.
  • Work with government and non-government partners to implement M&E activities.
  • Work with the Database Manager to set up data infrastructure, including supporting the implementation and maintenance of the database.
  • Provide other support to M&E team, as needed and other duties, as assigned.


The candidate for the position of Data Analyst shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required; doctorate-level degree preferred.
  • At least 10 to 15 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience with data collection, analysis and reporting, and M&E systems required.
  • Experience in monitoring development projects where research and data analysis skills have been applied, preferably in one or all these sectors: basic education, OVC (especially PEPFAR/USAID programs), and/or youth development. Experience with Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRA) is an added advantage.
  • Experience with programming languages like SQL and Python.
  • Experience with both quantitative (e.g., SPSS, Stata, etc.) and qualitative (e.g., QDA Miner, NVivo) software for data analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel for data analysis, including use of formulas, functions and calculations to analyze data required. Knowledge of Excel + Power Query to clean, merge, pivot/un-pivot and transform data preferred.
  • Understanding of reporting and data visualization tools such as Power BI and Tableau.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify trends, patterns, and insights from data with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong numerical skills to help collect, measure, organize and analyze data.
  • Presentation skills – ability to write and speak clearly to easily communicate complex ideas in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Communication skills with effective stakeholder management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to balance work within a team environment while working with minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

The application deadline is August 26, 2022.

Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed. If you previously applied for this position, please do not reapply, as your application will not be considered.

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.


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