Data Analyst at M-KOPA

On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
M-KOPA, winner of the 2013 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, is a registered Kenyan business, founded in 2011 but stemming from pilot trials since 2009. The founders of M-KOPA include former executives from Safaricom and Vodafone Group, who also started and led M-PESA. These people form an integral part of M-KOPA as a company.
M-KOPA’s head office is in Nairobi with a qualified dedicated team of over 100 Kenyan and international staff, experienced and seasoned in different fields like finance, distribution, sales and marketing and customer care.
M-KOPA’s technology and company culture are based in the belief that using innovative, disruptive (radical) mobile technology, we can help ordinary wananchi to uplift their living standards, and bring development in a community, while building a strong business.
As a member of the M-KOPA team, you will be part of a new and exciting venture, changing the lives of ordinary Kenyans. 

Responsibilities

  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports 
  • Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality 
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems 
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets 
  • Filter and “clean” data, and review computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems 
  • Work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs 
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities 
Requirements 
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a busy business environment 
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets (SPSS, SAS etc) 
  • Excellent skills in Excel and Access, SQL is an added advantage 
  • CPA Part I and beyond 
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings 
  • BS in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics or any other relevant certification 
  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills
To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your cv and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to [email protected] with the subject “Data Analyst Vacancy”
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