Data Manager Job in Kenya


Project Management

  • Serve as the lead data collection project manager for Conservation International’s impact metrics system. You will lead a cross-divisional team and ensure coordinated collaboration. This includes working with global staff and partners to collect spatial datasets by providing clear instructions and guidance to data providers; managing timelines; and providing support and feedback to ensure high-quality, standardized, and on-time data submissions that enable institutional-wide impact analysis.
  • Manage program communications across CI: Champion the impact data program and communicate vision across divisions; communicate regularly during data collection with country programs, partners, and other analysis team members to focus the team on clear needs, requirements, and timelines; develop training and capacity building support that will include conducting instructional webinars or seminars and providing daily guidance and support to non-technical staff.
  • Ensure quality data results, by serving as the data analysis project manager for Conservation International’s impact metrics system. This includes coordinating Moore Center scientists and IT staff by managing timelines and expectations for collection, cleaning, analysis, reporting, and final deliverables.

Data Collection, Analysis and Capacity Building

  • Run spatial data processing and analysis in ArcGIS and Google Earth Engine: data review, quality control, synthesis, and cleaning (e.g. ability to create/digitize shapefiles, correct geometries, test topography, join spatial and tabular files and work in both geodatabase and shapefiles formats).
  • Run analysis using AWS Batch, Python, and R with Moore Center guidance.
  • Generate statistics summarizing impact metrics within or across country programs and serve as a GIS lead, responding to requests from upper-level management, country programs, and other divisions.
  • Produce and Visualize data, information, maps, and related information to make data informative and useful to a non-technical audience using tools like PowerBI. Summarize analysis and document findings in graphs, reports, presentations, factsheets, and other communication mediums.
  • Manage spatial and nonspatial database, including through the use of spreadsheets, relational databases, and GIS databases.
  • Serve as a GIS resource for Conservation International’s programs and including building GIS skills and capacity among staff who lack experience, by developing and conducting trainings and providing direct support; help internal and external partners manage and use GIS information and tools to accomplish program objectives and provide timely analysis of impact data to inform conservation work. Implement additional strategies to increase capacity.
  • Develop tools, standard operating procedures, and other resources to guide staff and partners who submit data.

Problem Solving and Systems Thinking

  • Identify findings and insights that inform CI’s conservation work, internal management decision-making, strategy, and planning efforts – through data synthesis and by understanding key institutional data uses and decision points.
  • Support the organization in connecting existing metrics and deliverable systems for alignment and reporting purposes.
  • Help enhance the system and ensure connection among institutional datasets by anticipating future uses and needs, understanding stakeholder requirements, determining and leading system enhancements based on user needs, and setting a vision for the program with leadership.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed.
  • Ability to work irregular and extended work hours to meet deadlines.
  • Guidance on flexible work arrangements will be shared during the interview process.
  • This position may manage contractors and vendors as needed but does not directly manage staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in GIS, environmental geography, or related field with relevant coursework in statistics, spatial ecology, or computer science.
  • 4 to 6 years of experience in the field of spatial data analyses, GIS, and data management.
  • Experienced GIS user of Esri solutions (for example, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Desktop for data processing and management to create/digitize shapefiles, correct geometries, test topology, join spatial and tabular files, and work in both geodatabase and shapefiles formats, perform spatial analyses against other datasets using standard tools and basic Python scripts).
  • Experience with Excel and PowerBI for querying and generating reports.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting analysis in Google Earth Engine in JavaScript and/or Python.
  • Experience with AWS Batch, Python, R and database management.
  • A creative problem solver with an interest in learning and thinking outside the box; able to see the big picture strategy and develop technical solutions to achieve large goals.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate technical data to a wide audience with the big picture in mind
  • Experience in developing and delivering user training and user support
  • A patient team player and the ability to effectively partner and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including a diverse team of people (from different cultures, different first languages, and different types of technical and non-technical roles)
  • Ability to project manage others, lead without authority, and manage many workstreams at once


  • Technical knowledge of conservation science.
  • Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, or French fluency preferred.

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