NGO Jobs in Kenya, Business Intelligence Architect

at Save the Children
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted March 15, 2019
Category Science & Engineering
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch


Title: Business Intelligence Architect

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and a footprint in Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori and Kitui. In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations are managed by the Kenya CO

Role Purpose:

The role holder will be responsible for designing, building, implementing and supporting Business Intelligence (BI) solutions within the organisation. This role will partner with business stakeholders in order to understand their requirements, and ensure effective delivery of analytical capabilities to meet their needs, utilising best practices and state of the art technologies. He will contribute to the definition of Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics roadmap for SCI, leading measurable improvements in providing the stakeholders with timely and accurate information in order to effectively implement our strategy.


Experience Requirements

Extensive knowledge of data warehouse reference architectures.
Experience in shaping large reporting and analytics programmes.
Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft BI stack (SQL server, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, PowerBI, Excel PowerPivot).
Experience in leading Business Intelligence delivery teams.
Ability to convert strategic priorities and goals into operational plans.
Experience in providing self-service reporting tools such as KPIs and dashboards to a global audience.
Experience of working closely with non-technical staff, demonstrating an ability to translate and negotiate non-technical requirements into a detailed technical specification.

Job Responsibilities

Ensure clear understanding and documentation of enterprise business intelligence and reporting requirements across the organization.
Provide the organisation with accurate and timely BI solutions based on requirements gathered through business partnering activities
Estimate and deliver BI project tasks to agreed prioritisation and timeframes
Proactively identify any technical project risks/issues related to BI
Maintain and support existing BI solutions
Manage the architecture, design, development and delivery of major new elements and enhancements to the data warehouse and reporting capabilities inside SCI
Provide technical leadership to the BI Development team based in an overseas Technical Hub
Properly document existing and target architecture, processes and technological choices
Proactively source new and innovative solutions that provide clear business value and construct 'proof of concepts' to demonstrate the new solutions
Provide governance in line with regulatory requirements and charity policies.

Education Requirements

Bachelor degree in computer Science, or Management information systems or equivalent experience.
Proven experience in designing, building and deploying Data Warehouse and BI solutions in complex organisations.


Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a proven ability to explain complex technical ideas and problems clearly to non-experts,
Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and strong problem solving skills
Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally

Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
Experience of working within an agile project delivery environment
Experience of working in a global team with offshore project team members

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
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