Business Intelligence Analyst (m/f)


Swisscontact is recruiting a Business Intelligence Analyst (m/f), to be based in Nampula, Mozambique.
  • A business intelligence analyst, also known as a BI analyst, uses data and other information to help organizations make sound business decisions. Business analysts help maximize a business's effectiveness through data-driven decisions. Working with data will be a key part of your job. Knowing how to manage data using common data tools such as Excel and SQL are essential
  • Gather data: A BI analyst often collect data themselves. They analyze data like revenue, sales, market information, or customer engagement metrics of a business. BI analysts can also be asked to develop data models and monitor data. They also conduct surveys using digital tools
  • Clean data: Raw data might contain duplicates, errors, or outliers. Cleaning the data means maintaining the quality of data in a spreadsheet or through a programming language so that your interpretations won’t be wrong or skewed
  • Model data: This entails creating and designing the structures of a database. You might choose what types of data to store and collect, establish how data categories are related to each other, and work through how the data actually appears
  • Interpret data: Interpreting data will involve finding patterns or trends in data that will help you answer the question at hand. Finding patterns or seeing areas in the data that signal a potential for improvement in business practices is a key part of a BI analyst’s job. For example, a BI analyst might analyze market trends to understand how a company might need to adapt its product
  • Sharing findings: Sharing findings can include anything from visualizing data in graphs and charts, to putting reports together and presenting in front of other teams or clients. Business intelligence analysts will also make recommendations to improve or grow the business based on their findings
  • Business acumen: A solid understanding of finance, accounting, and business principles will help you surface what operational issues exist, and how best to address them
  • Communication: A business analyst is often expected to communicate with several different players within an organization, including upper management and other teams. Being able to present your ideas clearly and convincingly—both verbally and in writing—will be a large asset as a business analyst
  • Business analysis methodologies: Depending on your industry, it could help to be familiar with specific methodologies, like Agile Business Analysis, Six Sigma, or Rational Unified Process
  • Industry expertise: Different industries have different business needs and challenges. Developing business solutions for an IT company might look different than it does for a health care company. Industry experience, even in another role, can give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs
  • Bachelor’s degrees: in field like economics, finance, computer science, data science, mathematics, statistics, information management
  • Master’s degrees and MBAs preferred: A master’s degree can build on your previous experience and education to pivot you into a business intelligence analyst role. If you’ve worked in business for several years and need a stronger background in data, a master’s in data science is preferred. If you have a solid understanding of data analysis but need better business understanding, an MBA program with a focus on business analytics we are looking for
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 23.03.2022
  • Expires 12.04.2022
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