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  • Posted: Jun 17, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Komaza works to unlock the potential of small-scale farmers to solve Africa's wood supply crisis. Collectively, small farmers possess limitless land and labor resources to plant billions of trees. Komaza provides farmers with support across the forestry value chain, from seedlings to sawmills. With a dramatically lower-cost and more-scalable forestry model, ...
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    Data Design Associate

    About The Team

    Data plays a critical role at Komaza - by putting a smartphone in the hand of every single Field Extension agent, we are able to collect and analyze real-time information on all aspects of our value chain from Planting to Sales. Working in close collaboration with the Technology Development team (who create custom software to collect and store this data) Business Intelligence is the central nervous system of information at Komaza, and is tasked with designing new visualization tools, dashboards and human systems for leveraging data in our day-to-day operations. A core focus of the department is defining and managing the seams between our diverse data systems.

    About The Role

    The Business Intelligence team has achieved a critical milestone this year. We are on the brink of transitioning to a new custom Komaza web application that will connect data across our farmer journey from enrollment to payment -- allowing us to track dynamic data and improve operational oversight. Our Data Design Associates play a critical role in enriching Komaza’s business by collaborating with multiple departments to ensure we gather the right information with a high degree of data integrity in order to develop insights for our rapid expansion across East Africa.

    What You Will Do

    • Work with our Technology Team to design the future of digital extension services for Agriculture
    • Identify and provide input to new technology opportunities that will have an impact on the Komaza-wide BI systems
    • Design, improve and implement data systems for our value chain operations, regional expansion sites, and shared service teams
    • Design and implement new data collection methods to keep our data complete, updated and useful
    • Develop custom analytical tools for use across the company
    • Collaborate with value chain departments to extract meaningful insights for operational improvement
    • Serve as a data consultant to multiple departments, training others on best practices on research design methodology, as well as data collection tools and techniques
    • Develop data roadmaps, analysis, dashboards, process flows, survey forms and more

    What You Should Have

    • Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Data Science or any other related field.
    • At least 3 years experience and knowledge with Business Analysis and/or related technical experience.
    • Experience working in fast-paced, demanding environment of a fast-growth company
    • Experience working with data collection and management in remote/rural, challenging environments is a plus
    • Good command of google sheets, excel, any other software a plus (SQL, R, Python)
    • Knowledge of mapping tools (QGIS, Carto) and processes an added advantage

    You’re Also

    • High energy and enthusiasm; Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
    • Self-directed and intellectually curious - you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
    • Growth-driven with a strong desire for personal development
    • A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

    This is more than a technical techy role. It will challenge you to apply your quantitative and qualitative tech skills at a dynamic work environment! You’ll get a chance to work at our Kilifi Offices. We offer a competitive remuneration package and an opportunity to further your career.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Komaza Kenya on to apply

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