Colombia: Data Analyst, Rooted in Trust

Internews

About the organization

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

We support independent media in 100 countries, from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to individual activists and reporters. We’ve helped our partners reach millions of people with quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

The Data Analyst, Colombia is tasked with wrangling qualitative and quantitative rumor data and working to find trends and information that help us better understand community perceptions of the pandemic and vaccines. The DA will help partners and/or team members to ensure qualitative data is collected in a consistent and continuous way and analyze feedback with a focus on the concerns, fears and hopes that are behind rumors and drive misinformation. The DA will support the Internews team and its partners to address misinformation and provide input for humanitarian partners at the national and regional levels to inform decision-making and improve information provision with timely, locally relevant and reliable information people can trust.

To learn more, please visit our Careers page.

Qualifications

- Strong qualitative data analysis, research and information management experience in fast-changing humanitarian contexts and with variable datasets
- Experience and/or understanding of sentiment analysis and/or social media listening tools a plus
- Strong understanding of the humanitarian system to ensure data collection (Kobo, ODK) and provision follow the Core Humanitarian Standards and information can be sourced in a timely manner among partners on the ground
- Strong writing skills to ensure Humanitarian Bulletins are accurate and incorporate humanitarian principles and editorial guidelines
- Experience working in humanitarian and/or health emergencies
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning experience a plus
- Strong understanding of the local context; network of local peers active in social media and news channels
- Data visualization skills and knowledge of relevant software to produce infographics a plus
- Strong understanding of and commitment towards the editorial values of the project
- Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment
- Must be self-reliant, resourceful, a good problem-solver, good humored and flexible
- Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English

Application instructions

- Strong qualitative data analysis, research and information management experience in fast-changing humanitarian contexts and with variable datasets
- Experience and/or understanding of sentiment analysis and/or social media listening tools a plus
- Strong understanding of the humanitarian system to ensure data collection (Kobo, ODK) and provision follow the Core Humanitarian Standards and information can be sourced in a timely manner among partners on the ground
- Strong writing skills to ensure Humanitarian Bulletins are accurate and incorporate humanitarian principles and editorial guidelines
- Experience working in humanitarian and/or health emergencies
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning experience a plus
- Strong understanding of the local context; network of local peers active in social media and news channels
- Data visualization skills and knowledge of relevant software to produce infographics a plus

Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.


Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job