Data and Design Associate

Organization
Value for Women
Location
Home-based with a preference for someone based in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam or Malaysia.
Job Type
Contract
Deadline for Applications
09/07/2020
How to Apply
Send a CV and cover letter to valueforwomen@v4w.org with "Application" in the subject line.
Where to Apply
valueforwomen@v4w.org
Tags
Contract

What the job is, in sum:
This invitation to join our global team at Value for Women will focus on managing (collecting, organising and interpreting) statistical information to identify and communicate effectively and in a visually appealing manner with data-driven insights that allow a wide range of stakeholders to make more informed decisions. The ideal person will be an expert in data analysis and data visualisation, a creative problem solver who gathers information from various sources, analyses and interprets data, patterns and trends. They will be a solid communicator, an innovative thinker that is able to communicate the value of this information effectively. They will be able to make recommendations about the methods and systems in which our projects can obtain and analyse data to improve the quality and efficiency of data systems. They will be able to turn the resulting information into visually appealing graphics and communication products for diverse audiences. The team works best with people who interact positively, who are results-based, entrepreneurial and client-centred.

More about Value for Women:
Value for Women (VFW) is a global social enterprise that works closely with partners to design and implement research, technical assistance, evaluations, tools and blended capacity-building initiatives in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean focused on impact investing and the SME space. The organisation firmly believes in the MSME sector as key for economic and social growth, and that women’s empowerment and gender inclusion are intrinsic to this when unlocking women’s potential to drive growth at the individual, family and community levels in emerging economy contexts.

Value for Women develop close, collaborative, long-term partnerships to identify and test new solutions that drive the impact investment and SME sector forward to maximise impact for underserved individuals, and with gender and social inclusion at the core. They work on gender, entrepreneurship, investment and SME-growth, in various sectors including agriculture, finance, climate and energy.

Value for Women efforts focus on practical, hands-on, implementable actions towards research, learning, design of products and services, and evaluation with a gender lens. Value for Women works with their partners to clearly demonstrate the business case and the social impact value of their work. They seek to combine existing expertise, experience, and knowledge of their partners for innovation; emphasising economic and social inclusion while addressing immediate needs as well as strategic, long-term interests of the stakeholders their clients serve. Our team participates in key thought- leadership on gender lens investing and has acted in diverse advisory capacities for DFIs, donors, corporate foundations, INGOs, banks, SGBs, and others. Value for Women’s team operates out of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Check them out on www.v4w.org and @Valueforwomen

This role is for you if you are:
Fully proficient in written and spoken English
Passionate about information, data and quantitative data analysis. You consider yourself a “quant” / “data nerd” (meant lovingly!).
An experienced user of statistical software package (i.e., Stata, SPSS, Excel), using statistical techniques.
Comfortable writing do-files and performing correlations, means tests, regressions, etc., can drive or operationalise data analysis plans.
An experienced survey administrator and platform administrator who has overseen survey design, deployment and analysis. You are interested in creating and implementing data quality protocols for data collection, data cleaning, and data analysis. Even better if you can draw out key insights from data analysis.
A creative type, and love to do design and make Powerpoint presentations, Excel sheets, and Word documents look great and professional.
Passionate about translating and leveraging data into appealing visuals such as tables, charts, maps, graphs, infographics, dashboards, board clouds, etc. to convey insightful messages, etc
You love working with international teams of people, all over the globe and sometimes at odd hours.
You also have a high attention to detail and can think ahead.

The main responsibilities:
Value for Women is a dynamic, changing organisation that is highly collaborative. We pride ourselves on this structure and on our ability to adapt and continue to maintain relevance in the gender, SME and impact investing space. The following outlines the key responsibilities for this role, and they seek someone who can grow and change along with them; lending their talent, insights, relationships and leadership to the work and to a global team.

Data management and analysis (50% of total effort)
Support the design of data collection tools (backend and formatting of tools such as surveys)
Design and maintain databases of information from the social impact and investing sectors, including fixing coding errors and other data-related problems.
Ensure back up of data and database integrity
Process and clean data
Ensuring alignment on GDPR requirements; and processes and systems to protect the confidentiality of participants in all data collection, analysis, processing and sharing activities
Run statistical correlations as per research lead guidance
Run/support qualitative analysis on research projects thru research software
Develop scorecards for SMEs and investors using databases that include recommendations for action (from drawdown list, pre-automation)
Research, scoping/scraping of web information
Create guides or other appropriate documentation that allows stakeholders to understand the steps of the data analysis process and duplicate or replicate the analysis if necessary

Design of reports, presentation and communications (40% of total effort)
Design of Powerpoint and Google Slides Presentations
Support the VFW team in developing presentations, documents for partners, clients and presentations
Design quarterly newsletters, blogs and blasts
Design templates for internal VFW documents
Design and ongoing support to edit and maintain an Intranet
Develop data visualisation products for digital marketing and social media (infographics, social media banners, maps, charts and branding)
Support developing an internal photo gallery for social media and organisational website

Other support to IT, and tracking internal dashboards for KPIs (10% of total effort)
Support web maintenance and/or liaise with service provider on updates to the website
Support design and maintenance of dashboards to present internal KPIs or relevant stats on organisational performance
Possible intern management in future

What experience & qualifications we value for this role:
Fully proficient in oral and written communications skills in English
Ability to stay organised and motivated working as part of a remote international team
Attention to detail and a team player
Use of project management tools
Uphold the principles of trust, equality of opportunities, transparency and collaboration
Positive attitude and optimism about the role of small and growing businesses in generating positive social impact
Alignment with Value for Women’s mission, vision and ways of working
Working independently while focused on results AND collaboration
Learning, adapting, and demonstrating their excitement for contributing to the growth of a small and growing business with a social mission

Data management experience:
6+ years of experience in managing data platforms
Proven ability to analyse, model and interpret data, analysing results using statistical techniques
Proven experience and track record managing multiple databases
Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analysing datasets (Stata, Excel, SPSS, etc.)
Comfortable writing do-files and performing correlations, means tests, regressions, etc., can drive or operationalise data analysis plans
Experience with survey administration and/or oversight, and interest in creating and implementing data quality protocols for data collection, data cleaning, and data analysis

Research experience:
6+ years of research experience
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
Quantitative and qualitative research experience
Demonstrated expertise in pull out key insights from data analysis

Design experience:
Excellent graphic design and data visualisation skills
Excellent management of PPT, word, excel and G Suite package
Proven experience in graphic design of reports, PPTs and other format presentations for public consumption
Proven experience with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop)

Additional Information

Please include a sample of work you have previously conducted in line with the role outlined above, namely 1) A sample designed product you created, and 2) A description of a data initiative you managed. Deadline for applications is September 7th, 2020.