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Data Intern Job in Kenya

Data Science Internship

Position Summary

Our GroR platform enables smallholder farmers to access off-takers by ensuring full chain of custody and high-quality crops. We provide them with the right quality inputs, access to capital and risk-mitigation as well as training. In our current pilot project, we are present in Tharaka, Makueni, Bungoma, Lamu, Meru, Kitui and Kilifi.

Grain Connect is seeking for a Data Science Intern- Nairobi based to join our growing agricultural business by assisting our local implementing partner Farmshine to expand our GroR platform.

Reporting to the Lead Data Scientist & Mobile App Developer of Grainconnect, the Data Science Intern is expected to be responsible and accountable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute towards establishing scalable and automated processes for large scale data analyses, model development, validation and implementation.
  • Support Business Groups with ad-hoc reporting needs.
  • In partnership with Product Managers, translate business problems into analytical questions and form hypotheses which can be answered using data science techniques.

Education:

  • Currently pursuing or recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, or any other quantitative field.
  • 0-1-year experience in statistical scripting languages (Python, R, or similar)
  • Strong SQL and Excel Skills

Key Competencies & Cultural Fit

  • Comfortable in technical environments and eager to learn new systems as needed
  • Ability to learn quickly and think creatively
  • Strong analytical reasoning aptitude
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively operate both independently and as part of a team with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Maintains positive attitude, high energy, and strong sense of urgency.
  • Exceptional problem solving and ability to work independently
  • Fluency in both oral and written English

How To Apply

If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, please send your cover letter to recruitment@farmshine.io enclosing your CV by Monday COB 21st March 2021. We will only respond to electronic applications and to shortlisted applicants.

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