Data Analyst, Analyste de données, Bamenda, Plan International

Data Analyst, Analyste de données, Bamenda, Plan International

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Date: 09-Jan-2022

Location: Bamenda, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.



Data Analyst (1 required)

Functional Area

NWSW Emergency Response

Reports to

M&E Team and ERM



Travel required


Effective Date

January 2022


Five (5) Days

Dimensions of the Role

The Data Analyst role is a temporal and intense function which requires the analysis and reporting of data that has been collected from NWSW region on precise sectors. It requires clarity, efficiency, effective and appropriate use of analytical tools in Performing analysis to assess quality and meaning of data. The activities of the data analyst will include, among others

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

The Data Analyst will among many other tasks perform the following;

Using automated tools to extract data from primary and secondary sources

Fixing cross-set data errors: Data rarely comes from a single source; the data analyst should ensure that different data sources don’t contradict each other.

Removing corrupted data and fixing coding errors and related problems

Reorganizing data in a readable format

Performing analysis to assess quality and meaning of data

Using relevant and sophisticated statistical tools to identify, analyze, and interpret patterns and trends in complex data sets that could be helpful for the diagnosis and prediction

Preparing clear, concise and quality reports for the management stating trends, patterns, gaps and predictions using relevant data

Preparing final analysis reports for the stakeholders to understand the data-analysis steps, enabling them to take important decisions based on various needs, facts and trends.

Ensures completion on time;

Adherence to organizational policies on Child Protection, IT, Gender, Anti-Fraud and Corruption, Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowing, Human Resources policies and procedures;

Communications and Working Relationships:


The holder of the position has no authorization and will liaise with the PIIA’s finance and Administrative department for all related finance and administrative procedures under the leadership of M&E and the ERM

Communications and Working Relationships:

The Data Analyst should maintain a good collaboration and communication with Plan’s technical staff

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Education: Post graduate degree in Social Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Biostatistics.


Experience in data models and reporting packages

Ability to analyses large datasets

Ability to write comprehensive reports

Strong verbal and written communication skills

An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving

Attention to detail

Experience in Monitoring Evaluation Research Accountability and Learning


Proficiency in statistics and statistical packages like Excel, SPSS, SAS to be used for data set analyzing

Knowledge of programming languages like SQL, Oracle, R, MATLAB, and Python

Knowledge of data visualization software like Tableau, Qlik

Knowledge of how to create and apply the most accurate algorithms to datasets in order to find solutions

Problem-solving skills

Accuracy and attention to detail

Knowledge of QGIS or ArcGIS

xcellent communication and presentation skills

Ability for critical thinking


Level of Contact with Children:

Low:       Less Frequent interaction with children

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Physical Environment

  • Normal office work conditions;
  • Field visits to communities of work across the NW and SW Regions

Level of contact with children

Mid contact- the job responsibilities of this position does will require the post holder to occasionally have any one-to-one contact with children.

We strongly encourage female applicants.

Closing Date: January 17th, 2022

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

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