Vacancy Details

7465 - Data Analyst

Business Unit: SCHOOL SUPPORT CENTRE
Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 27-Dec-2020
About the Role

Job Purpose

Data Analyst plays a crucial role in supporting our analytical capabilities and insight delivery within GEMS Corporate Office (GCO). Providing vital support to the analytics team and leading the development of analytical solutions. The role requires a mixture of attributes, which include excellent technical skills with the ability to deliver insightful analysis through the development of analytical solutions and the ability to cover a wide range of different assignments across the group.
The role focusses on supporting the development and implementation of data and insight products and the development on analytical solutions with a focus on data preparation and manipulation, developing and maintaining dashboards and helping the team meet the growing demand for actionable insights.

Key Accountability

Primary Accountabilities
•Support the planning, development and implementation of internal and external datasets to ensuring adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data to enable the production of analysis and reports
•To develop products to support the analysis of data and inform strategic decision making within GEMS.
•Support the design and maintenance of data systems and databases; this includes fixing coding errors, cleaning and prepping data and other data-related problems.
•Carry out data mining from primary and secondary sources, reorganizing said data in a format that can be easily read by either human or machine.
•Collaborating with colleagues to identify opportunities for process improvements and recommend system modifications.

•To produce research and analysis using internal and external data to facilitate and inform the production of a variety of reports highlighting trends and issues, generating insight to identify what our data is telling us, what this means for the organisation and how to improve the performance of our schools and departments
•To support their line manager in researching and evaluating new data analysis software solutions and, assess their potential value to the organization.
•To support the teams work across SSC departments to improve the impact of our analytics and increase the value of our data.
•Research, review, quality assure and when agreed implement systems, processes and tools for benchmarking and analysing data across schools and internationally to ensure the organization keeps at the forefront of educational excellence.
•Manage ad hoc projects, monitoring and reviewing progress against agreed milestones and deadlines, reviewing risks and, addressing and escalating issues when required.
•To keep up to date with research and changes in frameworks so that work is informed by the latest findings and information.
•To work closely with colleagues across GEMS to ensure that work is joined-up and focused on organisational priorities.
•Liaise and collaborate with internal expert advisors, other GCO department representatives, and external developers and stakeholders.
•Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.

Expected Qualifications:
•A relevant background with either a degree and/or exposure to statistical analysis, experience of using some or all of the following packages: MS Excel, SQL, Power BI, Alteryx, Azure, MYSQL, and Salesforce.
Expected Experience:
•Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills, with experience applying these skills to prep and analyse large, complex and multi-dimensional data sets
•Self-starter and problem solver who is willing to roll up his/her sleeves.
•Experience of creating and presenting information and analysis clearly and concisely to colleagues at all levels, developing data stories that engage and inform stakeholders and clients.
•Experience of data preparation, data quality checking and advising on data issues.
Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:
•High-level proficiency in the use of MS Excel, MS Power BI, MS Azure
•Experience of using Alteryx
•Ability to create and extract complex data from spreadsheets and databases.
•Experience of supporting users with ICT and data interpretation.
•Self-starter, capable of working under minimum supervision.

About Your Benefits
About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.