About Pearl Horizon Consultant
Pearl Horizon Consulting (PHC) is an Afghanistan-based management consulting firm that works with national and international public and private institutions in four key practice areas of economic growth, private sector development, job creation, and entrepreneurship support. As a boutique consulting firm established in 2010, PHC’s core management team of 20 professionals and hundreds of consultants have implemented over 60 projects of development and commercial nature with clients such as USAID, the World Bank Group, IFC, Agha Khan Development Network, GIZ, AIB, FMFB, ACGF, etc., contributing to the growth of the private sector, making significant contributions toward the creation of jobs, incomes, better opportunities, and improved access to knowledge and resources for over 10,000 direct beneficiaries. PHC supports and partners with international development agencies and the Afghan private sector in designing, delivering, and evaluating development programs. Our key service areas include:
● Research, Survey & Market Assessment
● Professional Training
● Business Advisory and Consulting
● Entrepreneurship Support
● Media & Marketing
PHC’s primary core capability as a local consulting firm stems from its decade-long experience of serving international organizations, providing business support services to private sector companies, and sustaining long-lasting partnerships with local public and private institutions. PHC’s investment in commercially-viable initiatives such as BusinessDNA, Afghanistan Business Summit, and Tawseha, has made its local presence and partnerships even stronger.
Data Analyst is an important role at PHC, an organization that conducts a number of research, surveys, and assessments in Afghanistan. PHC has a small core team consisting of a CEO, Director of Programs, Business Development Director, finance and administration manager, project coordinator, and a number of assistants. PHC implements projects through the recruitment of subject matter experts and provides management support through its core team.
In light of increased demand for quality data management for its portfolio of research projects, PHC’s management has decided to Data Analyst to support the work of the research team. The Data Analyst will work under the Team Leader.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Team Leader of PHC, the Data Analyst will be responsible for cleaning, sorting, and analyzing quantitative data and developing visual reports of the same. S/he must be able to perform with some degree of autonomy and also extract qualitative recommendations for different reports. The Data Analyst’s key duties and responsibilities will include:
Acquire data from PHC’s team of researchers and enumerators and upload it in STATA, SPSS or other data management software.
Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets. Collaborate with team members to collect and analyze data.
Structure large data sets to find useful information.
Filter and “clean” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems.
Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques, and provide ongoing reports to PHC’s reporting experts.
Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics, and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
Work with management to identify new trends in data management and analysis and introduce them at PHC.
Locate and define new process improvement opportunities.
Create visual and informative reports for the internal team.
Use graphs, infographics, and other methods to visualize data.
Assist with the creation o presentations and reports based on recommendations and findings.
Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Team Leader.
The Data Analyst shall provide periodic updates to the Team Leader and PHC’s leadership.
The terms of reference for the Data Analyst evolve over time as PHC’s priorities and needs change. As a dynamic institution, PHC has transformed itself multiple times since its inception in 2010. The terms of reference shall be reviewed and updated after the initial three months of the probationary period.
Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, or Information Management.
Minimum 5 years of experience as a Data Analyst.
Expertise in data models, database design development, data mining, and segmentation techniques.
Skilled in using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, STATA, etc).
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
Adept at developing infographics and presentation of findings
An ideal candidate for the position has a strong education, demonstrated relevant experience, effective communication skills, and, most importantly, a positive mindset to lead, learn, and make a meaningful impact.
Interested applicants may comprise a One-Page Cover Letter showing their interest and suitability for the position and attach their CVs to the email. Please make sure you write the Name of the Position as the subject of the email. The deadline for the vacancy is 30th November 2020. Please be aware that PHC will initiate interview sessions earlier than the set deadline.