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  • Posted: May 6, 2021
    Deadline: May 21, 2021
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    The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. We analyse, synthesise, and translate evidence (i.e. data and research) and use it to generate or strengthen political commitment, in...
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    Data Analyst (Spatial Analysis)

    AFIDEP is looking for suitably qualified persons to work in the Malawi office as a Data Analyst (Spatial analysis emphasis) for 6 months, with strong possibility of extension or longer-term contract depending on performance. Reporting to the Project Leads, the Data Analyst intern will support the statistical and spatial analysis of nationally representative secondary data.


    The key responsibilities will include:

    1. Interpret proposals for secondary data analysis into data analysis plans
    2. Download and prepare data for analysis (DHS, MICS, or PMA data)
    3. Create derived variables and conduct statistical analyses including spatial analysis
    4. Create heat maps using spatial analysis, and geo mapping
    5. Present analyses and Interpret the results
    6. Create research summaries for non-statistician audience


    Data Analyst (Spatial Analysis Emphasis)

    • Masters’ degree in statistics or a quantitative discipline (econometrics, spatial epidemiology, demography etc)
    • Advanced data analytical skills
    • Advanced knowledge and experience of using statistical software (Stata, R, SPSS, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of GIS software (Arc GIS or QGIS)
    • Experience of conducting spatial analysis and heat maps
    • Should possess excellent scientific writing skills
    • Personal drive and ability to respond to issues efficiently;
    • Ability to work as a part of a diversified multicultural and multifunctional team
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills

    Method of Application

    Please send a motivation letter indicating your suitability for this position and a detailed CV, which should include three relevant referees to not later than 21st May 2021.

    Applications should include the title of the position as the subject of the email.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the

    recruitment process.

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