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Senior Manager, Data Strategy

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Data Science. Experience in Behavioral Sciences will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of research/development, project management, portfolio management, business development, or related experience in the data technology industry.
  • Recognized team player with proven facilitative leadership skills in a cross-functional global team environment. Proven performance in a matrix environment with the ability to influence and align stakeholders.
  • Project management skills, having led at least three major corporate initiatives.
  • Strong analytical skills. Recognized ability to evaluate complex issues from multiple perspectives to ensure that balanced risk assessments are made.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a start-up setting or proven ability to effectively operate in a start-up culture.
  • Strong commitment to Worldreader's mission and values.


Technical Expertise and Leadership
  • Develop and lead Worldreader’s data strategy, inclusive of a scalable architecture and impact-wide data taxonomy
  • Design and implement,  in partnership with the Product Team, an external-facing data strategy that engages third-parties to support Worldreader’s work and makes Worldreader more transparent to its staff, donors, partners, readers, and other stakeholders.  
  • Establish and roll-out an organization-wide impact data governance framework, with a focus on improving data quality & security by creating new or upgrading existing organizational policies and standards, governance metrics, processes, and related tools. 
  • Engage in partner network groups to exchange learnings, synthesize knowledge, and collaborate. 
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders in selecting, introducing, integrating new, and improving existing analytics tools. 
  • Work with impact, product, and development teams to identify opportunities for leveraging Worldreader’s and third-party reference data to drive business solutions and new revenue opportunities. 
  • Execute data strategy inclusive of managing Worldreader’s global dashboards, reports, KPIs, and quality metrics. 
  • Define, configure & optimize impact data processes, including data ingestion, integration, standardization, enrichment, and provisioning.
  • Motivate a highly effective team of engagement leaders and quantitative analysts; manage their performance and growth in the data organization.
  • Work closely with Product and Technology teams to develop, implement, and manage data.
  • Identify business opportunities & challenges in the context of systems & data model requirements and recommend solutions. 

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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