Data Analysts

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects. We seek a Data Scientist/Analyst Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on data analysis, modeling, visualization, and interpretation.

Objectives:
The Data Scientist/Analyst Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that data-driven insights are integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on data collection, cleaning, analysis, modeling, and visualization techniques.
  • Developing and implementing data-driven solutions to address complex business and social challenges.
  • Building and deploying machine learning models to extract insights and make predictions from large datasets.
  • Designing and creating data visualizations to communicate findings effectively to stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with project teams to identify and prioritize data needs, and to ensure that data analysis supports project objectives.
  • Representing Scofield Associates in relevant forums and networks on data science and analytics.

Scope of Work:
The Data Scientist/Analyst Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Collecting and cleaning data from various sources, including databases, APIs, and web scraping.
  • Conducting exploratory data analysis to identify patterns, trends, and anomalies.
  • Building and deploying machine learning models for classification, regression, clustering, and other tasks.
  • Developing data visualization tools, dashboards, and reports, communicating findings effectively to stakeholders.
  • Providing technical advice and training to project teams on data science and analytics tools and techniques.
  • Contributing to the development of knowledge products and publications on data science and analytics.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in data analysis, modeling, visualization, and interpretation using Python, R, or other relevant tools.
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms and techniques, such as linear regression, decision trees, random forests, and neural networks.
  • Strong understanding of statistical concepts and methods.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous data analysis projects, machine learning models, or data visualizations that demonstrate your expertise.
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Data Scientist/Analyst Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.