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Sustainability Data Analyst - Quito (Ecuador), or alternatively Accra (Ghana)

Deadline: 11/08/2024

About Earthworm

With most of our staff operating directly on the ground where the issues are, we work with our members and partners to make value chains an engine of prosperity for communities and ecosystems.

We see a world where forests are a boundless source of materials and a home for biodiversity; communities see their rights respected and have opportunities to develop; workers are seen as productive partners, and agriculture becomes the instrument to feed a hungry planet and keep our climate stable.

Monitoring Deforestation in Supply Chains

Efforts to reduce deforestation in supply chains have shown positive results, particularly in the palm oil sector. Tools like satellite monitoring and engagement with suppliers have played a key role. New regulations in the EU, China, and the USA will soon require companies to address deforestation risks. Earthworm Foundation’s Starling satellite monitoring platform has been instrumental in assessing deforestation risks in various commodities. Traceability and field verification are crucial, and collaboration with smallholders is important. Challenges remain in terms of transparency and monitoring, emphasizing the need for industry government cooperation.

Your Role

As Sustainability Data Analyst, you will be primarily responsible for:

    • Understand the data needs of the different internal teams
    • Translate the needs into technical requirements
    • Create, implement, review and improve internal data processes, including data structure, handling, quality controls
    • Create data solutions for new commodities, products, or services (internal and external).
    • Design and implement different dashboards to better visualize the data and guide actions.
    • Explore new data driven solutions to challenges faced in data collection / management.
    • Support the different teams with analysis of data to enable data-driven decisions.
    • Lead different data projects – some example of projects are: implementation of database, leading the Starling platform continuous improvements, global processes review
    • Manage relationships with external partners we work with for data solutions – database implementation, Starling

Your Profile

Passionate about agriculture, social science, rural development, forestry and conservation you aim to leverage your knowledge, experience and appetite for technology to generate positive impact in these areas and address the global challenges of our time.

Being an intellectual pioneer, meticulous and detailed-focused, you like when things are done correctly. You have an analytical background and thrive in developing reliable tools to facilitate data management, ultimately enable clients take informed-decisions and gain visibility on their activities. Self-starter and autonomous, with genuine curiosity and willingness to learn from others you enjoy working with team members across countries and functions but also take initiative whenever an opportunity arises.

With excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding communication and a helpful, supportive mindset you naturally animate sessions with a variety of stakeholders to work on diverse and sometimes complex projects. At ease into a dynamic environment, you are not afraid to speak-up and ask questions to peers and superiors in order to bring high quality outputs. Thanks to your intense creative, “out-of-the-box” thinking you build user-friendly templates, tools, dashboards and high value presentations which makes you a great asset to the team.

Demonstrated Advanced Excel skills, including VBA, data visualization software like Tableau or Power BI and experience of Python and SQL would be a great plus to be successful in the role.

Working Conditions:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Data Management or other relevant field (preferable)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • To start October 2024 the latest
  • Full-time position
  • Fixed-term (1 year contract)
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and if based in Ecuador, Spanish
  • Role to be based in Quito (Ecuador), alternatively Accra (Ghana)
  • Citizenship or valid work permit in the country

Joining Us

To join this adventure, apply by sending your application (resume and cover letter) at uk.recruitment@earthworm.org by 11/08/2024 with the subject "DASA2024” followed by your name.

Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Good Luck !