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Senior Data Scientists - FTC (Two Positions Available)

Development Initiatives

Location: Bristol
Salary: £43,000 to £53,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th September 2021
Closes: 23rd November 2021

About Us

Development Initiatives applies the power of data and evidence to build sustainable solutions.

Our mission is to work closely with partners to ensure data-driven evidence and analysis are used effectively in policy and practice to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.

While data alone cannot bring about a better world, it is vital to achieving it. Data has the power to unlock insight, shine a light on progress and empower people to increase accountability.

We are looking to recruit two Senior Data Scientists to provide data science and analytical expertise as part of the Global Nutrition Report for 12 month, fixed-term contracts.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £43,000 – £53,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • 25 days’ holiday pro rata, plus all Bank/public holidays
  • Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
  • Flexible working arrangements (e.g. homeworking, flexitime)
  • Healthcare scheme with employee assistance programme
  • Paid study leave and financial support
  • Paid professional membership fees
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • Informal work environment (e.g. casual dress)
  • Free access to the onsite gym in the Bristol office
  • Up to five days’ paid leave to volunteer for causes that address poverty and help vulnerable people


If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will be accountable for the delivery of all data and analytical elements of the Country Nutrition Profiles and Nutrition Accountability Framework.

You will work under the guidance and oversight of the Independent Expert Group (IEG) Chair and designated IEG members as appropriate. Developing, managing and maintaining large and heterogeneous datasets, you will also develop necessary methods and protocols to support this.

You will take responsibility for data management and quality, whilst applying rigorous statistical methods to process, analyse and evaluate nutrition commitments and policies. Your aim will be to develop data visualisations and provide clear narrative reports.

About You

To be considered as a Senior Data Scientist, you will need:

  • A background relevant to this area of research such as epidemiology, biostatistics and/or public health, especially in population-based nutrition data and indicators
  • The superior ability to understand the concepts of data storage, data warehouses and data lakes
  • The ability to query data from databases
  • The ability to perform data wrangling and data preparation
  • Knowledge of R, Python or other related programming language
  • A strong drive for results

It would be an advantage to your application to have an existing awareness of, or links with, the Global Nutrition Report and knowledge of, or contacts within, the nutrition environment.

Other organisations may call this role Data Scientist, Senior Data Analyst, Data & Insight Analyst, Senior Data Insight Specialist, Research Fellow, Epidemiologist, Biostatistician, or Public Health Data Scientist.

Development Initiatives is an equal opportunities employer.

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