Data Analyst - Heifer USA

at Heifer Project International in Perryville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Heifer Project International

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


The Data Analyst – Heifer USA (DA-HU) will work in the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team, situated in Business Development, Design, and Effectiveness (BDDE) unit within the Mission Effectiveness division. This team manages a large portfolio of data products, including Heifer’s Global Indicators database and project databases. The BDDE team manages data quality procedures for analytical data collection. The team is responsible for Heifer’s global reporting, supporting country and project offices in their data collection efforts, and Heifer’s general data collection system, review, and sharing workflow. In addition, the BDDE team supports data analyses, project learning, and the organizational-wide application of project findings.

This position focuses on data collection, analysis, reporting, and knowledge management for Heifer USA. Heifer USA believes small-scale farmers can achieve sustainable rural livelihoods. We provide training and support in environmentally responsible farming, animal welfare-approved practices and connect farmers to profitable and reliable markets.

The DA-HU will serve as the primary Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) contact for all Heifer USA activities. They will design surveys and collect data from Heifer USA partner households, cooperatives, and processors. They will also report to the Heifer USA board, Heifer Headquarters, and handle other reporting requests. The DA-HU will be responsible for creating and maintaining data collection plans that align with Heifer’s strategic framework, allow for reporting into Heifer’s HQ level indicators, and account for Heifer USA’s unique programming within the organization.

As the majority of Heifer USA’s work is currently located within Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi and the DA-HU will be expected to partner with Heifer USA staff and collect data from Heifer USA project participants, the position is located within Arkansas. We highly encourage from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Essential Character Traits:

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, collaborates across various teams, communicates clearly and frequently, and is persistent in delivering reports on time and to a high degree of quality. Additional traits include:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong collaboration and partnership skills with people across organizational levels
  • User- and customer-focused
  • Analytical approach to work with strong problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail
  • High energy and enthusiasm with a can-do attitude


A. Partner with the BDDE MEL Team and Heifer USA to understand ongoing Heifer USA MEL needs (15%)
  • Document data collection processes for Heifer USA
  • Train staff in how to use templates to collect data most effectively for reporting purposes
  • Quality assure and visual Heifer USA data

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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Job Posting: 3132672

Posted On: Dec 02, 2021

Updated On: Dec 17, 2021