Intern, Data Analysis, Job in Kenya

About the MLE team

The Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) team at Evidence Action ensures the organization is data-driven by providing services across the Africa region. The team meets ongoing program monitoring needs, offers timely and useful data for planning and decision-making, conducts analysis and research for program improvements, and supports evidence-based decision-making. Additionally, the MLE team aids regional leadership in designing new programs and partnerships, and establishes standards, systems, and processes for effective monitoring, analysis, research, information systems, and quality data management.

Job purpose

As a Data Analysis Intern, you will ensure data quality and completeness for analytical purposes by running do-files, troubleshooting errors, and collaborating with the data management team. You will consolidate previous datasets into a comprehensive dataset, conduct ad-hoc analyses, manage secondary data, and create geographic maps using ArcGIS/QGIS/R. Additionally, you will develop automated dashboards in Excel and other software to enhance data accessibility for the program team.

Position Reports to: Associate, Data Analysis

Key Responsibilities:

Assist in QA/QC of Data and dashboard. This will include running do-file to check quality of data, and troubleshoot any data errors, e.g. missing observation, less samples, outlies

Check Completeness of data: The intern will check if data submitted for analysis is complete and of needed quality before it is used for analysis. He/she will liaise with the data management team to ensure all data is clean and accurate for analysis 

Consolidate previous data sets: Under the guidance of Associate, Data analysis, the intern will develop scripts to merge and/or append previous data sets into one consolidate data  collected to e analysis: 

Conduct analysis on one-off tasks: These include important but not so urgent analysis, such as analysis of pilots’ analysis, Water source type and baseline water quality. 

Secondary data as need: The intern will search download and manage any secondary data that might be of interest to 

Mapping: Under the guidance of the intern, develop maps in ArcGIS/QGIS/R to geographically represent program information. 

Excel Visual: The intern will develop an automated dashboard in excel and other software’s as guided by the senior associate. The Visual will be shared with the program team to improve access and usability of data. 

Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics or another quantitative field.

Knowledge of statistical software packages such as Stata, R, etc.

Strong Data management and analysis skills

Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed

Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with ability to adhere to program deadlines and priorities

Strong critical and analytical thinking skills

Familiarity of geospatial analysis in ArcGIS/QGIS and mobile phone survey will be an added advantage

Intellectual flexibility and willingness to form and adjust opinions based on evidence

Have a strong commitment to evidence-based practice and data management as well as analysis skills

Be enthusiastic to develop personally and professionally as part of a growing team

Possess a strong attention to detail and a genuine love of working with data

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