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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.


  • 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 enclosing your CV by Monday COB 21st March 2021. We will only respond to electronic applications and to shortlisted applicants.

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