Data Scientist

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Data Scientist

Job Overview

The Data Scientist will manage the processes of accurate data collection, processing, modeling, and analysis. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to synthesize valuable insights from raw data, and the communication skills to effectively disseminate information across the team and organization.


  • Define, design, and implement research projects harnessing Big Data to improve programming and inform decision making.
  • Develop and deploy qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, analyze, and present the data as required.
  • Explore and deploy relevant software required for evaluating and presenting data appropriately.
  • Develop high quality written technical reports and visualize data findings creatively in a variety of formats.
  • Lead capacity-building of the program team on technical expertise in research, data analysis, and data science/artificial intelligence.
  • Support development of high-value or complex proposals or bids including proposal writing Design architecture, deploy and maintain supporting infrastructure for Idmibok’s analytic platforms.
  • Automate the deployment, administration and operations of the infrastructure and analytic platforms.
  • Build and maintain standard authentication and access patterns for integrations within Idmibok’s broader data/technology ecosystem.
  • Partner with the Information Technology team to maintain and support application licensing and software distribution.
  • Provide analytics tools and platforms subject matter expertise to staff/team.
  • Support the rollout of analytical solutions through training of field users and creation of training material.
  • Provide ad-hoc support of various growth initiatives including qualitative research, survey design, web development, and more.


  • Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in Data Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics or Computer Science/IT.
  • 3-4 years of experience in a BI, data science or analyst role in an organization.
  • Knowledge of applied statistics, specifically experimental design, and study with statistics packages e.g. SPSS, STATA, R, Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of data science techniques, such as machine learning, AI and statistical modeling.
  • Knowledge of GIS mapping and spatial data analysis tools (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.) is desirable.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing for deploying models (AWS, Microsoft Azure. Google Cloud, etc.) is a plus.
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Excel and working with data visualization tools e.g. Tableau, Power BI.
  • Prior experience with the development of data pipelines and automation e.g. ETL, APIs, etc.
  • Proficiency in using programming skills in Python and/or R to perform data analysis.
  • Strong NumPy/PANDAS skills and SQL database usage.
  • Experience with mobile data collection tools e.g. ODK, Kobo, is desirable.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to think outside the box.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on taking a data-focus approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize, self-start, contribute under pressure, and meet tight deadlines.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: with the Job Title as the subject, i.e., “Data Scientist”

Only Nigerian nationals or people with a Nigerian work permit can apply, as sponsorship will not be offered for this position.

Note: Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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