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Data Analyst1

  • Company: Bridge International Academies
  • Deadline: Monday 30th May 2011
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Bridge International Academies is a startup revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model.  The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa. Our schools profitably deliver high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, enabling local school managers to operate their school businesses profitably, while creating a highly successful business at the central level. We now have 22 schools in Kenya, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students.

We have and are continuing to develop one of the most sophisticated operational approaches to providing affordable education to MILLIONS of children in one of the most challenging environments in the world!  Our success relies on our “School in a Box”, a sophisticated set of custom developed systems, tools and processes (think McDonalds or Starbucks) that are used by all School Managers, as well as by support teams at Headquarters to audit, monitor and support all of our schools.  While the end-user technology at the school is limited to paper and a mobile phone, all of our systems and processes are underpinned by a sophisticated set of supporting and enabling technologies that allows schools to operate cost effectively and efficiently, with oversight by headquarters.

We are looking for a full time Data Analyst with the following responsibilities:

  • Developing complex reports and queries using SQL and reporting tools
  • Analyzing data from multiple sources to answer business questions
  • Working with users in multiple departments (finance, operations, marketing…) to design and develop the reports they require
  • Recommending new ways to study and use existing data to improve business efficiency
  • Fulfilling ad-hoc data requests from various departments in the organization
  • Administration of databases, reporting tools and other software systems
  • Management of data entry operations
  • Development of data entry forms and other software tools

 About You

  • You have BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of experience in database management and reporting
  • You have strong knowledge of SQL across multiple database platforms (SQL Server, MySQL…)
  • You have experience with reporting tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services, Jasper Reports or Crystal Reports
  • You are adept at developing data entry and reporting applications in Microsoft Access
  • You have experience with SugarCRM and/or Microsoft Dynamics Navision
  • You function well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high

The job is based in our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.  

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