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Data Analyst - Cameroon Evaluation at Equal Access International

Akwajobs   (Yaoundé, Cameroun)

Posted : 23 November, 2017
Category : Project Management   Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Job type : Part Time

About Equal Access International (EAI):

EAI – a non-governmental organization headquartered in San Francisco, CA – empowers under-served communities in the developing world with critically needed information, education and leadership training. With funding from bi-laterals, multi-laterals, foundations, corporate and individual donors we implement innovative media and community outreach programs that inspire positive social change on issues such as women’s empowerment, human rights, global health issues, youth life skills & livelihoods, and civic participation & governance. EAI operates in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Yemen and Cambodia and has over 175 staff worldwide and a twelve-year track record implementing media and social change projects in challenging locations.

About the Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3)

The Cameroon Peace Promotion Project is a two-year, $2.5 million project to strengthen resistance to violent extremism in the conflict-affected North and Far North regions of the Cameroon. Implemented by Equal Access International (EA), the project utilizes radio programming and community engagement to improve access to factual information, reinforce community values of peace and tolerance, support moderate voices to mitigate against extremist rhetoric, and promote dialogue in vulnerable communities on themes related to violent extremism. The CP3 project aims to achieve the following goal: Target communities are more cohesive and empowered to passively or actively resist violent extremist organizations’ propaganda, influence, and ideology.

Equal Access International (EA) (www.equalaccess.org) seeks a short-term Data Analyst Consultant to lead the data monitoring, analysis, and report writing for an endline evaluation for the USAID-funded Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3). This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student or other academic candidate looking to interact with real data sets in the international development sector and/or build their portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Support field-based data collection for the CP3 project’s endline survey, including reviewing submitted data via the cloud-based platform, requesting missing information, ensuring that all surveys are completed, and notifying EA of any discrepancies of the data;

· Clean, and organize, all CM01 endline data and provide a .csv or .xls file of the final data set to EA;

· Use statistical methods and tools to analyze the data and present it clearly in tables, graphs, and other formats that will enable Equal Access to make best use of the findings. Report, including comparisons to CP3 baseline, key results, and learning and recommendations, to be completed by January 31, 2018.

Professional Experience:


· Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s or Doctoral degree or candidacy preferred) in relevant technical competency area or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

· High level of quantitative and qualitative analytic skills, including an ability to manipulate and analyze data using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, R, advanced Excel, or other analysis packages.

· Academic knowledge of regression and statistical methods and ability to apply industry standard approaches to assess statistical significance of findings.

· Excellent writing skills and experience in translating technical findings into compelling narratives accessible to both academic and non-technical audiences.

· Mastery of data visualization tools and techniques, and ability to produce compelling graphics, graphs and tables to effectively convey meaning behind data.

· Ability to commit to the mission and vision of Equal Access (available at www.equalaccess.org).

· Flexibility to accommodate collaboration and calls across several international time zones.

· Strong attention to detail, highly motivated and ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.


· Experience in international development and community-based initiatives, particularly using local media (radio or TV), in Africa or the developing world, and on USAID-funded projects.

· Academic or professional expertise in or commitment to any or all of the following: Africa, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), peacebuilding, good governance, Social and Behavior Change Communications (SBCC)

· Proficiency in French

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your interest in the position, your cost proposal, and your proposed approach (including software or other techniques to be used), and a resume to: jobs@equalaccess.org with "Data Analyst- Cameroon Evaluation" in the subject line of the email.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please apply by November 24, 2017. This is a short-term, contract position, to be performed remotely in close virtual collaboration with Equal Access program staff in Washington DC, San Francisco, and Cameroon.