Data Officer

Data Officer
Rising Academies, Liberia

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jan 29, 2024
Last Date
Feb 29, 2024

Job Description

The context:

Across the developing world, more children than ever are in school but they are not learning. A recent study estimated that less than 1% of school children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend a school where the teaching meets basic standards of quality. At Rising Academies, we’re changing that, and we want your help. Our mission is to create the best schools and the most powerful teaching and learning tools for the people that need it most. We’re one of the fastest-growing quality-focused education companies in Africa, and a Certified B Corp.

About us:

We own and operate our own great value private schools, partner with governments to improve the quality of public school systems, and use our content and technology to help other education providers. Founded in Sierra Leone in 2014, we provided emergency education to children kept out of school by the Ebola Epidemic before opening our first school in April 2015. Today, we serve more than 250,000 students across more than 900 schools in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and now Rwanda.

Through great curriculum, intensive teacher coaching and actionable data, we help teachers and school leaders bring quality to every classroom. And we get results: independent studies show Rising students make more than twice the progress of their peers in comparable schools.

About the role:

Rising Academies, a leading education management company in Africa, is seeking a Data Officer to be part of their dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to help Rising and its partner schools make data-driven decisions that lead to sustained improvements in student learning outcomes. Working in a fast-paced environment, the successful applicant will collaborate with school leaders and teachers to drive data literacy and data culture across the organization.

The Data Officer will:

  • Develop and implement a data collection and analysis plan for Rising and partner schools
  • Analyze data and provide recommendations to drive improvements in student learning outcomes
  • Monitor and evaluate school and student performance using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Develop and maintain accurate and robust databases, ensuring data quality and security
  • Provide regular feedback to school leaders and teachers on data analysis and interpretation
  • Develop and deliver training and support materials to build data literacy across the organization
  • Collaborate with other departments to support implementation of the organizational data strategy

Location and reporting:

This is a full-time position. The role will be based in our operating office in Liberia. The role will report directly to Rising Liberia's Data Associate or IWW Coordinator.

Application deadline: 30, January 2024


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as statistics, data science, or education
  • At least 3 years' experience in data analysis and management, preferably in an educational setting
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software such as SPSS, Stata, or R
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex data in a clear and concise manner
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Knowledge of international safeguarding standards and commitment to the protection of children.

About You:

  • Passionate about Rising’s mission.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • You demonstrate people skills; must be able to collaborate effectively with diverse personalities and skill sets, and enjoy constructive conflict.
  • You have a strong track record of professionalism, trustworthiness and working independently sometimes.
  • You possess strong analytical and reasoning skills with ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are proactive, self-driven and can take initiative and problem-solve.
  • You are comfortable working with senior leadership, reporting on data and outcomes.
  • You are willing to take risks, fail, learn, give and receive feedback, and try new approaches.
  • You are passionate about improving the quality of education across Africa.


Compensation and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We regularly benchmark our compensation against comparable businesses, social ventures and non-profits.

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