Data Analyst / Data Use Advisor

The Flowminder Foundation
Up to £46,380
Closing date
8 Oct 2020

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Position Title: Data Analyst / Data Use Advisor
Position Type: Staff 
Location: Southampton, Stockholm or Geneva
Duration: 2 Year Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Associate P2 level (Up to £46,380) 

Role summary

This role will be responsible for a combination of data dissemination use case development and capacity strengthening of end users for the GRID3 programme. The role will require an in-depth knowledge of GRID3 datasets (population density rasters, geo-referenced data on settlements, infrastructure etc.) and other available country-specific data that can be used as inputs to analytics supporting decision-making in developing country contexts. It will also involve the development and deployment of training resources, tools, dashboards and/or other resources that can enable others to perform their own analyses on the data.

Responsible for all aspects of supporting the delivery of high-quality GRID3 data use, this role involves a significant amount of stakeholder liaison and user requirements gathering, as well as linkage with data producers to ensure that data is being correctly analysed and interpreted for application development. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying, exploring, developing, finalising and documenting robust, rigorous use cases and for disseminating the results in ways that can be easily understood by end users. 

Main Duties and Activities

(Day-to day-activities, key duties and responsibilities required)

Stakeholder liaison, engagement and assessment (30%)

  • Engage with in-country stakeholders and likely end-users of GRID3 data to understand their current and potential future use of the data already produced by GRID3
  • Build an understanding of data analysis needs among different end users, with a particular focus on analysts and decision-makers from governmental and non-governmental organisations (including UN, charities, private sector) and propose solutions for meeting these needs
  • Consolidate user requirements for future datasets, trainings, tools and/or other products and services into specifications for delivery

Data visualisation and dissemination (20%)

  • Develop ways of visualising analytical results (for static figures and dashboards) and develop code to produce maps and graphs
  • Produce presentations, reports, papers and/or other means of communication for delivery of analyses to different audiences
  • Identify the need for web applications and dashboards for displaying and interacting with data and help to develop and deliver prototypes, seek user feedback, and produce updated versions of these for release to users If required and depending on applicant experience:
  • Process geo-referenced datasets using relevant predefined methods and workflows, software and code for data cleaning and statistical analysis
  • Contribute to the interpretation of statistical results and development of novel analyses and workflows
  • Produce robust code (based on existing workflows and algorithms) for data analysis based on best practices (documentation, version control etc.) to enable the use of code and methods by others

Technical Assistance and Training (30%)

  • Support the assessment of training and technical assistance needs of developing countries in relation to their ability to produce, use, manage and share important geospatial and temporal datasets  
  • Develop training materials and resources
  • Deliver training sessions, in-person and online, for GRID3 training courses in relevant subject areas 
  • Provide capacity strengthening support to developing country governments, in particular statistical agencies, in the use of geospatial and temporal datasets for decision-making

Other (20%)

  • Project management of specific initiatives in relation to use case development and co-ordinating the work of others to deliver outcomes as agreed with line manager and/or project manager(s)
  • Contribute to our client’s business development, fundraising and proposal writing as appropriate

Experience & Qualifications


  • Demonstrated experience of user-engagement (using remote and in-person methods) and integrating user-experience in work produced
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis, statistics, or a data-related field
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems and geo-referenced data
  • Experience in reporting analytical findings and in data visualisation
  • Strong ability to combine quantitative analytical thinking with a thorough understanding of real-world human behaviours 
  • Experience of a coding language for data analysis (Python data analysis libraries (such as pandas, numpy and matplotlib) or R / MATLAB / Octave or equivalent)
  • Genuine interest in, and willingness to further understand, the mission and operations of the organisation
  • Genuine desire to see the outputs of your work improve the lives of vulnerable populations


  • Experience of working with government agencies, particularly in LMIC contexts
  • Experience of working on humanitarian and development data-related challenges
  • Good understanding of low and middle-income country (LMIC) contexts
  • Experience with UI/UX design
  • Contributions to the development of software solutions for data-related activities (data access, collection, cleaning, analysis, interpretation, dissemination)
  • Experience of writing well-documented, maintainable code (Python, R, etc.)
  • Experience with version control software (including Git)
  • Advanced university degree in quantitative data analysis or a related field
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated experience supporting successful funding applications
  • French language is considered an asset

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Data Analyst, Data Use Consultant, Project Analyst, Statistician, Project Statistician, or Senior Analyst.

Our mission is to improve public health and welfare. We provide global public goods, working with partners to collect, aggregate, integrate and analyze anonymous mobile operator data, satellite and household survey data. We characterize and map vulnerable populations at risk in low- and middle-income countries.

Flowminder Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Stockholm, Sweden (reg. no. 802477-6414). Our mission is to improve public health and welfare in low- and middle-income countries. The data we provide are global public goods.

We work with governments, inter-governmental organisations and NGOs. We collect, aggregate, integrate and analyse anonymous mobile operator data, satellite and household survey data. We often work with extremely large datasets, composed of billions of data points. Our analyses enable us to map the distributions and characteristics of vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries. We help save lives by providing analyses and decision support to all relevant parties, based on our latest academic advances.

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