Workforce Africa Recruitment 2024- 2 Positions

Workforce Africa Recruitment 2024- 2 Positions

Senior Researcher and Pir Curator

ROLE SUMMARY

  • Responsible for Public Interest Research & Insights content. He/She answers to the head of the PI & Insights unit, who is responsible for all research strategies in the organization.

Editorial/Insight generation:

  • You will work with the organization’s leadership to curate, edit and produce all PI research content.
  • Contribute towards report write-ups and structure, and present findings through both visual graphics and text formats.
  • Out of the box thinking that enables generation of new insights

Strategic:

  • Setting the course for the public interest research unit in collaboration with our partners and funders.

External

  • Independently or with the unit lead, the PI lead will be a public face and advocate for the company making public appearances and contributing to media policy. He or she will often be required to represent the company in the media, with government bodies and NGOs, regulatory bodies and the public, as well as speaking at conferences.

Internal team and project management

  • Training and supervising associate researchers, intel network and context analysts Working closely with associate researchers to develop ideas & facilitate the smooth flow of work
  • Collaborate with the culture team and media team and utilize their content for PI work,and ad hoc research work

Experience

  • Founder of a successful startup or platform that touches on public interest matters (values and beliefs, relationships, social media impact, socialization, generational tensions, etc)
  • Previous experience analyzing trends/history
  • Experience with identifying business problems and creating business solutions

Preferred experience

  • Experience with proposal writing
  • Experience pitching projects to clients (Having worked with or for targeted clients is a plus)
  • Market sizing experience is a plus
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Qualifications/skills

  • Creative person who can come up with innovative research ideas
  • Avid reader/learner with good knowledge about current issues
  • The ability to tell a story with data
  • Ability to work under pressure, and within tight deadlines: always delivers work on time
  • Should be comfortable speaking on TV/radio
  • Confident and professional communication manner
  • Proactive and independent
  • Excellent writing/editing skills
  • Good project management skills from start to end of a project
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Tireless commitment to excellence and sweating the details.
  • Experience in economics or in another social-science or research-oriented field, journalism, management consulting or start-up experience.

Data Engineer

 

Job Overview

  • Our client is in a dynamic phase of growth and development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the future of cloud solutions in Africa and contribute to the success of the company Solutions as a premier technology provider. We rely on powerfully insightful data to inform our systems and solutions, and we’re seeking an experienced pipeline-centric data engineer to put it to good use. The ideal candidate will have the expected mathematical and statistical expertise combined with a rare curiosity and creativity. This person will wear many hats in the role, including identifying business problems and translating these to data services and engineering outcomes. You will deliver data solutions that empower better decision-making and flexibility of your solution that scales to respond to broader business questions both internally and externally.

Responsibilities

  • Building and maintaining data warehouses, setting up pipelines, and deploying models while ensuring data is securely and readily available to internal and external stakeholders(e.g. using modern data warehousing and database architecture)
  • Identifying, designing, and implementing internal process improvements, including re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, optimizing data delivery, and automating manual processes.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL, Looker, and BigQuery.
  • Work with data and technology while assisting with data-related technical issues and supporting data infrastructure needs while ensuring compliance with data governance and security policies.
  • Provide assistance with the development and management of continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous testing pipelines for machine learning and other model iterations for customers.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation for data engineering processes, workflows, and solutions.
  • Analyze large datasets to identify trends, patterns, and correlations relevant to our clients’ business objectives.
  • Develop and maintain data models, algorithms, and statistical analyses to support decision-making processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and define data-driven solutions.
  • Design and implement data visualization dashboards and reports to communicate findings effectively.
  • Perform data cleansing, transformation, and validation to ensure data accuracy and consistency.
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in data analysis, cloud computing, and related technologies.
  • Support ongoing data-related projects and initiatives, including data migration, integration, and optimization efforts.
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Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience building and maintaining early-stage data warehouses, setting up pipelines, and modeling analytical data (e.g. using modern data warehousing and database architecture principles).
  • Understanding of the ETL cycle.
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Knowledge of the data modeling lifecycle and an appreciation of the importance of metadata.
  • Proficient in programming Languages such as Python SQL is a must, Java or Scala
  • Experience (or a strong interest in) collaborating with sales and customer success teams to design and implement scalable infrastructures for different types of structured and unstructured data.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark) is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Looker Studio, Tableau, Power BI, or D3.js.  Familiarity with cloud platforms and services, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Passion for staying current with emerging technologies and industry trends.
  • Results-oriented with a focus on achieving strategic goals and objectives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of machine learning concepts and techniques is a plus
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Method of Application

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience, kindly send your detailed CV quoting the job title on the email subject

  • SENIOR RESEARCHER AND PIR CURATOR” to: talent@workforceafrica.co by or before 13th March 2024
  • “Data Engineer” to: talent@workforceafrica.co by or before 13th March 2024
Workforce Africa Recruitment 2024- 2 Positions

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