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Data Analyst Job in Malaysia
WorldFish , Malaysia

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1 Year
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Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Master's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 24, 2021
Last Date
Jun 24, 2021

Job Description

Position: Data Analyst

Location: Penang (Malaysia-HQ) or Remote Base

Application Deadline: 6 April 2021

Type of contract: Fixed term contract

Language(s) required: English (native/fluent writing and oral skills)

WorldFish seeks to recruit a Data Analyst to work with a team of researchers in analysing the impacts of COVID-19 on fish value chains, contributing to research on dissemination and scaling of innovations, and analysis of household and enterprise survey data, including analysis of consumption, profitability, and productivity.

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Conduct rigorous statistical and econometric data analysis.
  • Create tables and graphs with results from statistical/econometric analysis.
  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesis.
  • Assist in preparation of working papers, research reports and briefs, and journal articles.
  • Assist with development of research instruments and analytical tools (e.g., digital questionnaire design).
  • Assist with field implementation of survey activities (training survey enumerators and data quality checking, etc.).
  • Interact with collaborators and project partners.
  • Help develop and coordinate technical workshops.
  • Assist in preparing large datasets for public access meeting WorldFish Open Access requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This job might be for you if you have the below skills and qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agribusiness, Statistics, Social Sciences, or a closely related field.
  • At least two years’ experience working as a data analyst in a reputable research organization or other reputable organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating survey data collection.
  • Skilled in usage of STATA for cleaning and analyzing datasets.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in performing in-depth statistical analysis and reporting the results with only limited guidance.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective interaction and coordination with collaborators and project partners.
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills and analytical mind.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated ability to program surveys in ODK-based tools (e.g. KoBo toolbox or SurveyCTO).

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge on data visualization.
  • Track record of written publications.
  • Able to multitask, work within deadlines and with minimum supervision.


Salary amp; Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with salary commensurate to the position level. WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package inclusive of comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) paid annual leave, insurance coverage for staff, and pension/provident fund contribution.

Term of Appointment

This post holder will be based in Penang, Malaysia or remotely home-based. Interviews are expected to be held in April 2021 and only shortlisted candidate will be expected to attend the virtual interview session. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible up until 31 December 2021 with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding situation. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be notified.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 6 April 2021:

  • A cover letter including a 1-page description of why you are an ideal candidate for this role referring to the key responsibilities and what you would bring to the role;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, internal peer and/or direct report.

Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.

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