QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.
- Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning, and resources; and deepens local ownership.
- Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring, and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality, and cost-effectiveness of programs and operations
- Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes.
- Mining data from primary and secondary sources, primarily the USAID DIS, USAID/Uganda Performance Reporting System (PRS), then reorganizing said data into various formats that can be easily read by USAID stakeholders (e.g., reports, infographics, graphs, charts, tables, presentations, briefers, surveys, etc..)
- Run regular predictable and ad hoc reporting from DIS and PRS for internal ULA and external use; the new upgrade to the DIS offers ULA new opportunity to conduct more intentional analysis of DIS as against PRS data, alongside other databases, and feed these data reports to ULA Program Advisors to reflect upon and proactively present emerging lines of analysis to USAID/Uganda Program office and technical offices
- Develop and implement data within databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other approaches that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
- Collaborating with IT professionals, systems administrators, technical staff, and senior management to identify opportunities for process improvements, recommend process and system modifications, and best document data and performance
- Preparing reports for USAID and USAID stakeholders that effectively communicate trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data, paying particular attention to trends and patterns that could be valuable for diagnostic and predictive analytics efforts
- Using statistical and analytical tools (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Stata, R, Nvivo, SPSS), relational databases, and information management systems to interpret data sets
- Manage and design the reporting environment, including data sources, security, and metadata
- Prepare a selection criterion for both hardware and software to be used with regards to the integrated system
- On a quarterly basis identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets to determine discrepancies in data outcomes and advise management on strategic improvement decisions on new systems as per market trends
- Demonstrating the significance of data and evidence work in the context of local, national, and global trends that impact international development and the nonprofit sector
- Creating appropriate documentation that allows stakeholders to understand the steps of the data analysis process and duplicate or replicate the analysis, wherever necessary
- Coordinate the data migration exercise with respective Stakeholders for timely submission of reports to the USAID.
- Perform additional duties as assigned by the Supervisor & COP or the Employer
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or equivalent experience required
- Strong knowledge of systems, networking software, hardware, networking protocols and database languages such as SQL, R, or Python; Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets; data visualization software such as Tableau, “software as a service” (SaaS) to help gather, measure, organize, and analyze data
- 5-7 years as a data migration analyst with a high-level experience in methodologies and processes for managing large scale databases
- Ability to analyze existing tools and databases and provide software solution recommendations.
- Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills to ably think strategically about the information that will help stakeholders make data-driven business decisions
- High-level written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work with stakeholders to assess potential risks
To apply for this position please follow the following steps:
- Complete the online application.
- Attach your resume/CV.
- Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application.
- You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
- Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.
Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please.
A submitted application to QED in response to a position on a bid or proposal, indicates your agreement to be included in our submission to the client at least on an illustrative named basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.