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Data Scientist/BI Analyst

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Information & Communications Technology

The position

This unique role is designed to help WVA to discover, interpret and communicate the information hidden in structured and unstructured data sets. The Data Scientist/BI Analyst will be mining, interpreting and cleaning WVA data, as well as answering questions, connecting dots and uncovering opportunities that lie hidden within data – all with the ultimate goal of developing impactful reports and dashboards.

Your role plays an integral part in the organisation, enabling us to support our mission of empowering Australians to create meaningful change for the world’s most vulnerable children and adults.

Your areas of responsibility will include:

  • Understand existing structured and unstructured data sets, business context and what organisational problems need to be solved and why
  • Appropriately frame questions and understand how the result of your work will show impact and deliver a credible account of change to the rest of the organisation and market
  • Source, gather, arrange, process and model data
  • Modify and innovate both the structure and application of data sets (when required)
  • Identify opportunities within the current data sets and dive deeper than the surface results and initial assumptions
  • Identify trends, themes and insights that speak to WV’s global impact in the field
  • Prototype statistical analysis and modelling algorithms and scale-up these prototypes and models to new problems and domains
  • Perform exploratory analysis and identify important patterns and relationships within the data
  • Build self-service dashboards and applications
  • Apply best practices and techniques when building self-service dashboards or applications
  • Communicate information in business-relevant terms and convey research process and assumptions that led to your conclusions
  • Collaborate with IT and other analysts to ensure data consistency across the organisation

Who we’re looking for 

As the successful applicant, you will have a breadth of capabilities, including agile ways of working to ensure greater enterprise engagement and collaboration. 

You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualification and solid background, knowledge and capabilities in STEM (statistics, mathematics, computer science, informatics, engineering, information management), data analytics or quantitative research data analysis
  • Comprehensive understanding of data structures and proven experience in wrangling and working with large data sets
  • Experience with advanced data-driven analytics and statistical modelling (know-how and know-why)
  • Demonstrated ability to modify and innovate both the structure and application of data sets (when necessary)
  • Capabilities to prototype statistical analysis and modelling algorithms and scale-up these prototypes and models to new problems and domains
  • Medium to advanced SQL knowledge (for data extraction and manipulation)
  • Software development skills in R (preferred), Python, and experience in creating R visuals in Power BI
  • Demonstrated experience with R data visualisation packages (e.g. Tidyverse, Shiny) and tools (Power BI preferred, Tableau, MicroStrategy, etc)
  • Experience in analysing humanitarian or development data sets using statistical analysis software (SPSS/STATA, etc.)
  • Analytics/statistical experience in one of the Humanitarian disciplines preferred, but not essential
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for  children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work. 

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  




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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan

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