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Job Title: Data Analysis and Impact Intern

Reports to: Data and Partnerships Lead

Terms: 6 months (Internship)

Location: Lusaka (Primary); Hybrid/Remote

Start Date: ASAP

About BongoHive

BongoHive Consult Limited is a digital and corporate innovation consulting firm providing custom interventions to SMEs and corporations. We help organisations build products and services their customers love. We use strategy, creativity, sector and business insights, and technology; bringing our vast experience supporting high-growth ventures to co-create what’s next.

Our Technology Consulting arm creates bespoke software solutions using cutting-edge technology. To date, we have had clients from various sectors including civil society, development, banking, insurance, agriculture, health and government. Our process uses a human-centered design approach to deeply understand the user and environment in which the proposed solution will be implemented.

Our Innovation Consulting team delivers tailored structured innovation solutions that allow clients to grow their market through new ideas, products or approaches. This is done in various ways including innovation challenges that BongoHive facilitates on behalf of corporations by collaborating with staff through short, intensive hackathons, sprints and co-creation workshops pulling on experts, techies & consumers alike to design & test ideas solving social or business challenges that impede business growth.

About the Data & Impact Unit:

As a Data and Impact Intern at BongoHive – One will be a key member of the organisation contributing broadly in the following ways: Supporting data collection, analysis, and visualisation efforts to measure and communicate the impact of BongoHive’s programmes. The intern will additionally assist in creating data-driven reports and insights for internal and external stakeholders, ensuring data accuracy and integrity.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Assist in the collection, cleaning, and analysis of data related to BongoHive’s programmes and initiatives.

Support the development and maintenance of dashboards and other data visualisation tools.

Collaborate with programme teams to understand data needs and provide actionable insights.

Generate and present reports, updates, and other resources for internal and external use.

Participate in the design and implementation of impact assessments and evaluations.

Ensure data quality and accuracy by conducting regular audits and validations.

Collaborate with the marketing team to integrate data insights into campaigns and communications.

Assist in the management of internal and external relationships with clients, partners, and other stakeholders to support BongoHive’s data and impact initiatives.

Be present for scheduled weekly and monthly staff meetings and provide updates on learning, achievements, lessons, identified opportunities, and challenges.

Key Requirements / Competencies:

Undergraduate education in a relevant field (e.g., Data Analysis/Science, Statistics, Demography, Library and Information Systems, or a related discipline) or a combination of relevant education and experience.

Comprehensive knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of data analysis, impact measurement, and visualisation.

Keen interest in technology, data science, and digital transformation (experience working in the field is a plus).

Strong organisational skills and detailed orientation.

Ability to analyse and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare presentations or reports.

Proficiency in a few or most data analysis tools and software (e.g. Excel, R, SQL, Python, Google Big Query, Power BI, Tableau).

Demonstrated project management, quantitative and analytical, oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and work both collaboratively or independently as tasks require.

Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate with others.

Ability to work well as part of a tech-first, fast-paced, asynchronous team.

A positive attitude, professional appearance, and manner (in written and verbal communication).

Excellent computer skills, not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Drive.

Working Conditions

Required to use a laptop for this position but all files must be uploaded to shared documents.

Ability to multitask within BongoHive’s collaborative team structure and open work environment with varied noise and distractions levels.

This position requires flexibility hours of work which includes working long hours and weekends

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BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. This organisation works with great minds building solutions that change the world. BongoHive’s programmes have been crafted to guide startups through the entrepreneurial journey; from idea right through to scaling. The organisation’s hive of innovative expertise feeds entrepreneurial thinking into young businesses to catalyse growth.