Data Analyst Lead

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Maryland Global Initiatives Cooperation

Vacancy title:

Data Analyst Lead

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Consulting , Category: Media, Communications & Writing ]

Jobs at:

Maryland Global Initiatives Cooperation

Deadline of this Job:

Friday, April 26 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC), an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), works to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in the operational areas. Currently, MGIC has a presence and offices in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Position Description

The primary role of the Data Analyst Lead is to provide insight and analysis of data, it’s use in driving program improvement through clear visual, written, and verbal communication.

The Data Analyst Lead responsibilities include performing data cleaning, conducting both simple and complex statistical analysis on data from UMB-supported programs. Data analysts lead will conduct data analysis and be involved in writing of program reports. She/he will also be responsible for monitoring program performance and data quality control plans to identify improvements needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and tasks reflect substantial variety and complexity. This position requires data analysis experience and advanced Excel skills, proficiency with statistical software programs, and data management applications for analyzing data and interpreting results using statistical techniques. Developing and implementing data analyses, managing databases, data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality. Acquiring data from primary or secondary data sources and maintaining databases.

  • Perform data analysis and prepare written results.
  • Manage and update databases.
  • Monitor and audit data quality
  • Create data dashboards, graphs and visualizations.
  • Troubleshooting the reporting database environment and reports.
  • Training end users on new reports and dashboards
  • Providing technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing.
  • Assign tasks and supervise two public health analysts.
  • Other duties as assigned by team lead.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Statistics or Economics.
  • Master’s degree in public health or Epidemiology or related areas will be additional advantage


  • At least 5 years’ analytics working experience. Proficient with the use of computers.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Should have exceptional reading and comprehension skills.
  • The capacity to develop and document procedures and workflows.
  • The ability to carry out data quality control, validation, and linkage.
  • The ability to produce clear graphical representations and data visualizations.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of data analysis tools – Microsoft Excel, R, SAS, Stata, Tableau etc.
  • Knowledge of data modelling, data cleansing, and data enrichment techniques.
  • Demonstrates the ability to handle a variety of responsibilities under pressure.
  • Must be able to function independently.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • Good leadership skills


  • Fluency in English and local language (speaking, reading, and writing).

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Interested candidates should send their CVs

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