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  • Posted: Jul 3, 2024
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    Village Enterprise is a 501 non-profit organization that equips rural Africans living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable businesses.
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    Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

    • The Senior Business Intelligence Analyst will be a highly skilled and experienced Business Intelligence professional responsible for developing and managing all Village Enterprise’s Business Intelligence initiatives. The ideal candidate will be technically proficient, self-driven, agile, and experienced in leveraging BI tools to transform data into actionable insights. This role is critical to advancing VE’s mission by providing data-driven insights that inform strategic decisions and operational efficiencies. The Senior BI Analyst will be reporting to the VP of Monitoring, Evidence, and Learning (MEL) and also work closely with the IT team.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • As a member of the Village Enterprise team, you will be consistently guided by our 5 core values of Ubuntu, Passion, Sustainability, Innovation, and Integrity.

    Develop and Manage BI Solutions:

    • Design, implement, and maintain BI solutions using Microsoft Power BI and other relevant tools.
    • Integrate data from multiple sources (Salesforce, NetSuite, Flair, TaroWorks, etc.) to create comprehensive dashboards.
    • Ensure data accuracy, reliability, and integrity across all BI platforms.

    Dashboard Creation and Maintenance:

    • Develop executive, operational, mid-level, and field-level dashboards that provide Realtime insights.
    • Customize dashboards to meet the needs of different stakeholders, including executives, directors, managers, and field staff.
    • Continuously update and optimize dashboards for improved performance and relevance.

    Data Analysis and Reporting:

    • Perform in-depth data analysis to identify trends, patterns, and actionable insights.
    • Prepare and present detailed reports and visualizations that support strategic planning and decision-making.
    • Provide ad-hoc analysis as needed to address specific business questions or issues.

    Collaboration and Training:

    • Collaborate with the MEL team to understand data needs and ensure BI solutions meet organizational goals.
    • Work closely with the IT department to ensure seamless integration of BI tools and data sources.
    • Train and support staff in using BI tools and interpreting data insights.
    • Foster a data-driven culture by promoting the use of BI tools and data analysis throughout the organization.

    Continuous Improvement:

    • Stay updated with the latest BI trends, tools, and best practices.
    • Continuously seek opportunities to enhance BI processes and tools for greater efficiency and impact.
    • Lead initiatives to improve data collection, quality assurance, efficient storage, integration, and analysis processes.

    Requirements

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Technical Skills:

    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Power BI and/or other BI tools.
    • Strong SQL skills and experience with data warehousing and ETL processes.
    • Familiarity with data management systems.
    • Experience with data visualization best practices and tools.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business intelligence, data analysis, or a related field.
    • Proven track record of developing and managing BI solutions in a complex, multi-system environment.
    • Experience working in a non-profit or international development context is a plus.

    Attributes:

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex data insights to non-technical stakeholders.
    • Self-driven, proactive, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Agile mindset, with the ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    Education and Professional Development:

    • At least a bachelor’s degree in business Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, actuarial science, computer Science or a related field.
    • Relevant certifications in business intelligence, data analytics, or related areas.
    • Ongoing professional development in BI tools, data analytics, or related fields is highly valued.

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    Director of Global Policy Strategy & Advocacy

    • As the Director of Global Policy Strategy & Advocacy, you will play a pivotal role in driving Village Enterprise's ambitious goal of scaling our impact through government adoption of poverty graduation programs (UPG). You will be the strategic architect behind our government engagement efforts, developing the frameworks, research, and materials that empower our representatives to effectively advocate for UPG at the highest levels. Additionally, you will contribute to our innovative financing strategy, ensuring that policy advocacy aligns with our efforts to mobilize resources through results-based financing and other innovative mechanisms. This is a high-impact role where you will shape the future of poverty alleviation in Africa by ensuring that our proven approach is embedded in government strategies and programs.

    Responsibilities

    Key Responsibilities:

    Government Policy Strategy:

    • Develop and refine a comprehensive global policy strategy that outlines clear pathways for government adoption and integration of UPG programs in Village Enterprise's target countries.
    • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of the political, economic, and social contexts in target countries to identify opportunities and barriers to UPG adoption.
    • Develop a robust evidence base that demonstrates the impact and cost-effectiveness of UPG, drawing on Village Enterprise's extensive program data and external research.

    Advocacy Enablement:

    • Create persuasive policy briefs, position papers, talking points, and presentations that equip Village Enterprise representatives to effectively advocate for UPG with government officials.
    • Develop comprehensive toolkits and training materials to build the capacity of our teams to engage in policy dialogues and negotiations with government stakeholders.
    • Position Village Enterprise as a thought leader in UPG and innovative financing through publications, media coverage, conferences, and webinars.
    • Stay abreast of the latest policy developments and research in poverty alleviation to inform our advocacy strategies and ensure our messaging is current and relevant.

    Strategic Partnerships:

    • Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with key government agencies, research institutions, and think tanks to amplify our policy influence and reach.
    • Collaborate with partner organizations to develop joint advocacy initiatives and policy recommendations that advance the UPG agenda.
    • Represent Village Enterprise in relevant policy working groups and coalitions to build consensus and drive collective action on poverty graduation.

    Innovative Financing:

    • Collaborate with the innovative financing team to ensure that policy advocacy efforts align with and support our results-based financing initiatives.
    • Contribute to the development of policy recommendations that incentivize government adoption of results-based financing for poverty alleviation programs.
    • Identify and pursue opportunities to leverage innovative financing mechanisms to scale up UPG programs in partnership with governments.

    Policy Impact & Learning:

    • Track and analyze government policies and programs related to poverty reduction and UPG to identify opportunities for engagement and advocacy.
    • Develop and implement a robust framework to assess the impact of Village Enterprise's policy advocacy work on government adoption and implementation of UPG.
    • Prepare regular reports for senior leadership and the board, highlighting progress towards government partnership goals and identifying areas for improvement.

    Indicators of Success for this role:

    • Policy Influence: Number of policy documents, strategies, or plans that incorporate UPG principles or recommendations as a result of Village Enterprise's advocacy efforts.
    • Evidence Utilization: Number of instances where Village Enterprise's research and data are cited or referenced in government policy discussions or decisions.
    • Partnership Strength: Number and quality of strategic partnerships established with government agencies, research institutions, and think tanks to advance UPG.
    • Innovative Financing Integration: Number of government partnerships that incorporate innovative financing mechanisms, such as results-based financing, for UPG implementation.

    Requirements

    Qualifications:

    • Education: Advanced degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Law, Development Studies, or a related field.
    • Experience: Minimum of 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in policy development, advocacy, and government relations, with demonstrated experience in international or multi-country contexts.

    Skills:

    • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to tailor messages to diverse audiences.
    • Proven track record of influencing policy change and building strategic partnerships at the national and international levels.
    • Deep understanding of political and policy landscapes in multiple African countries.
    • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to manage complex, multi-country initiatives.
    • Fluency in English and proficiency in at least one other relevant language (e.g., French, Swahili).

    Bonus Qualifications:

    • Established relationships with key policymakers in multiple African countries.
    • Experience with UPG programs or other poverty alleviation initiatives in diverse cultural contexts.
    • Familiarity with innovative financing mechanisms.

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