Data Analyst at African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

On Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 25 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. 

The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained professional economists.
In collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP), AERC will be running a project on Purchase for Progress (P4P) to establish and manage a data analysis hub across 21 country offices. 

This will package and disseminate lessons and best practices from WFP procurement of food from local and regional sources.

AERC is seeking outstanding people to fill the following position.
Data Analyst 
2 Positions
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the key tasks will be to:
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of country level survey data
  • Manage, analyse and interpret country level survey data
  • Prepare presentations and draft reports from the summarised data
  • Act as a contact person between M&E, and data entry and cleaning experts in order to support technical improvements in data collection and management
  • Assist in training of enumerators to elicit accurate and reliable data
  • Assist the IT Specialist in the maintenance of the database and protect its security.
To be considered for this position, you must meet the following minimum requirements and experience.
  • Masters Degree in Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics or related discipline, including statistical analysis and/or econometrics.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in collection, compilation and analysis of data, ideally covering food security and small holder farmers issues;
  • Excellent knowledge of use of econometric tools and statistical software especially SPSS, STATA and Excel;
  • Experience in compilation, analysis and evaluation of food and agriculture statistics;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to conduct independent research.
If you believe you have the qualifications and experience to match this role, please submit your application with detailed curriculum vitae, stating your current position, remuneration, email, telephone contacts, and names and addresses of three referees. 
To be considered your application must be received 08 November 2013 addressed to:
The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Email: [email protected]
For more information on AERC, you can visit our website on
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