Data Analyst Fellow

Organization
Alterna
Location
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Job Type
Full-time Fellowship (monthly living stipend)
Deadline for Applications
04/21/2018
Contact Information
alternahr@alterna-la.org
Tags
Full-timeInternship

ABOUT THE ALTERNA FELLOWSHIP

As Central America’s first Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Alterna aims to catalyze social entrepreneurship from the ground up. We envision a world in which the opportunity to ignite positive change exists in every context.

Alterna’s Fellowship is a trampoline for professionals who want to be on the frontline of social innovation. The program is a hands-on opportunity to apply and strengthen your skills in a developing context and to gain an edge in your career trajectory. In our multi-dimensional program, Fellows work closely with Alterna\’s leadership team on real-world projects to maximize the organization’s impact and sustainability. The program enables Fellows to gain the critical skills, systemic contextual insights and connection to a global network to advance their careers and catalyze impact around the world.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As our Data Analyst fellow, you will work directly with our Monitoring & Evaluation team, supporting us in strengthening our data management systems. Your specific responsibilities will include:
• Oversee the data management process: collection, organization, and maintenance of the various data types and structures in our database
• Analyze complex and unique data sets and generate insight reports for the Alterna team and our investors to identify and develop effective strategies that inform the decision-making process
• Work closely with department managers to identify and prioritize business and information needs; in particular, with the Cultivation team to facilitate data collection processes from entrepreneurs and to streamline the flow of information
• Prepare for database expansion by studying plans and requirements and coordinating design and programming
• Optimize database efficiency and quality: troubleshoot and maintain database results by setting and enforcing standards and controls, and identify and implement process improvement opportunities
• Develop creative and innovative solutions to the exciting challenges facing our sector regarding impact assessment and data integrity

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Min. 1 year of professional experience in database management or relevant hands-on experience with CRM platforms (Salesforce, Zoho, ect.)
• A degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Data analysis, Computer Science, or related fields – holding a Master degree is a plus
• Professional working proficiency in English and conversational Spanish (verbal and writing) – professional working proficiency in Spanish a plus.
• Proficiency in Office suite; strong proficiency in Excel
• Experience with programming languages and/or statistical software (R, SPSS, STATA, etc.)
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, being able to communicate with different kind of interlocutors
• Flexibility and ability to work autonomously and proactively in a fast-paced environment
• Contextual understanding and appreciation for the difficulties and rewards of working in a developing context
• 10 month (minimum) commitment to working on the ground in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

JOB BENEFITS

Alterna will provide the Fellow with a local monthly living stipend. Additionally, Alterna consistently looks to the top talent in our Fellow pool as our primary source when hiring for long-term paid positions.

In return of this investment of your talent and experience, you will also get the unique opportunity to:
• Advance a diverse skillset and generate lasting impact through ownership of real-world, high impact engagements that are core to Alterna and to the advance of the ecosystem
• Gain first-hand insight on the systemic complexities of entrepreneurship in Central America and on the innovative approaches, ideas and best practices of the impact sector
• Connect with a global network of key actors in the social entrepreneurship and impact investment sector and beyond, propelling your career trajectory
• Work with an international team of young and passionate professionals
• Be immersed in the impact ecosystem and in the vibrancy of Guatemalan culture

HOW TO APPLY

We look for innovators; those who are excited by challenges; those who are looking to dive into problems head first; those who don’t take no for an answer and if you bring a sense of humor and contagious energy we wouldn’t be disappointed. If this is you, please fill out the Fellow Application Form from our website (http://www.alternaimpact.org/fellows) and send it with your CV to alternahr@alterna-la.org.
Location: Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango