Statistician/ Data Analyst

3 weeks ago
Rwanda
Type
Consultant

Overview

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

 

Job Title:                                 Statistician/Data Analyst

Department/Location:          Worldwide

Reports To:                             Project Director

Type:                                       Consultancy

 

Overview:

IBTCI is conducting a randomized control trial Impact Evaluation of USAID/Rwanda’s Early Grade Reading Program, and we are seeking a Statistician/Data Analyst to analyze the quantitative data from the first year data collection, correlating and helping to interpret data as to various aspects of student performance in control vs. treatment groups against typical parameters such as gender, urban-rural, previous experience with education, etc.  At this time, we are anticipating a level of effort of approximately 20 days, to take place from late October 2017 to January 2018.  Depending on individual circumstances, this opportunity can be based from our headquarters in Tysons Corner, our office in Washington, D.C. or home-based.  

Responsibilities

Essential duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical input into the various evaluation tasks to ensure that project deliverables and processes meet performance and data quality standards.
  • Review data quality and help to identify useful datasets for correlations.
  • Conduct analyses and interpretations of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Coordinate with the implementer of the Early Grade Reading Activity to promote comparability and compatibility.
  • Prepare the draft and final Year 1 report.
  • Conduct data analysis using software such as STATA, SPSS, etc.
  • Collaborate with the evaluation team to provide the necessary statistical analyses for reporting and making recommendations for subsequent data collection.

 

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with quantitative assessment of educational interventions, ideally EGRA-related, highly desired.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, and professional use of MS Word.
  • Highly motivated, willing to learn, good team work, service-oriented and able to work under high pressure and within limited time frames.
  • Knowledge of USAID projects and terminology.
  • Knowledge of current best practices, data collection methodologies, and relevant data software such as STATA and SPSS, including the use of tablets and evaluation-related software applications is required. Familiarity with RTI’s Tangerine highly desirable.
  • Experience conducting analyses and interpretations of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Self-motivated and a quick learner.
  • Excellent communication skills

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 7 years of professional experience in developing, leading, and analyzing survey and assessment instruments for developing countries required.
  • Previous experience in analyzing data for RCT Impact Evaluations required.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.

 

 

Education:  

  • Possesses an advanced degree in the field of statistics, or a related field that includes robust quantitative analysis.

Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position will not have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Travel:  International travel is not required.

 

No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

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