Data Analyst, Monitoring and Evaluation Project (MEP), Dakar, Senegal

from Management Systems International
Closing date: 23 Nov 2019

Data Analyst, Monitoring and Evaluation Project (MEP), Dakar, Senegal

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project Summary:

The USAID Senegal Mission Wide Monitoring & Evaluation Project (MEP) is a five-year contract to provide USAID/Senegal with studies and evaluation activities including, but not limited to, activity/project design and progress assessments, performance evaluations, baseline data collection, target setting, and statement of work (SOW) development for evaluation activities. This contract seeks to improve performance management at all levels to help the Mission meet Agency requirements, make better informed strategic and management decisions, and advance Agency learning.

**Please note: Only Senegalese citizens are eligible for this position

Position Summary:

The Data Analyst will turn data into information, information into insight, and insight into support to organizational decision-making. The Analyst will clean, process and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and lead on data management to ensure all data is properly documented and stored. The Analyst will conduct full lifecycle activities to include requirements analysis and design, develop analysis and reporting capabilities, and continuously monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements. The Analyst will work with the Senior Evaluation Specialist (SES). The Data Analyst will report directly to the MSI Chief of Party and SES, and submit updates and reports as requested.


  • Data Collection Planning: Contribute to calculating sample sizes for qualitative and quantitative studies; identifying appropriate counterfactuals and preparing research instruments.
  • Database Development and Data Entry: Provide database design and management services, as dictated by MSI and USAID Senegal needs.
  • Data Quality and Cleaning: Contribute to ensuring the quality of information being collected by the project, including considerations related to the treatment of research subjects and relevant data dis-aggregation needs (For example, gender, ethnicity and geographic). The Data Analyst will regularly review data to discover potential improvement areas that address scenarios or problems presented.
  • Data Management: Lead the project team's data management practice, including: data management planning; helping to establish the project team's data protocols for documenting data that are collected during activities; documenting data analysis procedures and meeting data storage obligations; and complying with all applicable regulations. S/He will also help with the review of deliverables from activity teams.
  • Prepare data visualization to facilitate public presentation of data findings including pie charts, bar graphs, and tables, among others to include in both external and internal reports.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Work closely with the Senior Evaluation Specialist and the COP to prioritize Mission Information needs related to data analysis and reporting.
  • Train employees in new procedures or protocols; or assist with the installation, operation and maintenance of new technologies as well as with any other duties that may be assigned.


  • A minimum of a master's degree in Statistics or related field
  • Five years of experience in data analyst role
  • Proficient with statistical analysis tools such as SPSS, STATA or similar
  • Proficient with qualitative analysis tools such as MaxQDATA, NVIVO
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience with USAID funded projects preferred
  • Proficient in English

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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