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Data Visualisation Officer at Sightsavers

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. We do what we do because 80 per cent of blindness in the world is avoidable, and we think that’s astoundingly unfair. We do it because people with disabilities deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. For more in depth information about our work and current projects, visit our policy and research pages

Sightsavers is looking for a Data Visualisation Officer who is enthusiastic about data, is experienced in capacity building, health data and systems strengthening, and has excellent relationship-building skills.

Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract Salary: Local terms and conditions apply Location: The role will be based at one of the following Sightsavers Offices: Senegal – Dakar, Kenya – Nairobi, Malawi- Lilongwe, Mozambique – Nampula, Zambia – Lusaka, Uganda – Kampala or Tanzania – Dar es Salaam.

Sightsavers is going through a digital transformation in utilising data for key decision making. The organisation is rolling out data analytics through the provision of Power BI reports to all key data users, as a central tenant of promoting a data driven culture. Data analytics is increasingly supporting the management, development and monitoring of programmes and projects throughout Sightsavers Portfolio. To help us continue this process of promoting a data driven culture within the organisation, we are recruiting for a Data Visualisation Officer.

As Data Visualisation Officer, you will work within the Data Analytics and Reporting Team to produce and maintain a suite of Power BI reports. You will support the adoption of data visualisation software into the normal working practices of Sightsavers staff internationally by providing training and capacity building and encouraging a strong culture for data use and visual analytics is at the heart of all our project work.

It is anticipated the position will involve some international travel of up to 8 weeks per year, if/when non-urgent international travel becomes feasible again.

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Data Visualisation Officer responsibilities include:**

  • Assessing stakeholders data visualisation needs and designing and building Power BI reports that provide data driven solutions.
  • Create Power BI reports for a wide range of organisational user groups with a focus on providing a strong, data focused, user experience that meet accessibility requirements.
  • Updating and maintaining Power BI reports, including new software updates and team-specific data sets and visualisations.
  • Capacity building and training of Sightsavers staff internationally on Power BI and data analytics.

As Data Visualisation Officer, you will have:

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in international development, data science, statistics, or appropriate equivalent, or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in the use of Power BI, Tableau or other data visualisation software
  • Experience building and embedding data analytics tools into existing work practices.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and implementing a training programme.
  • Experience working with and supporting staff on an international basis
  • Understanding of international development issues and a commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate information, practices, and ideas to a non-technical audience.
  • An understanding of good data cleaning practices to prepare data sets for use in analytics software.
  • Proficiency in English language

Desirable

  • Master’s degree in international development, data science, statistics or appropriate equivalent, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working within the International Development or Public Health sector.
  • Experience of digital transformation, implementing new software/tools/working practices within an organisation.
  • Knowledge and experience of using SQL.
  • Proficiency in French language
  • Availability to travel internationally up to 8 weeks per year (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).

This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties requirements. For further information please refer to the Job Description.

Applications must be written in English.

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