Population Services International

Specialist, Data Engineering

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/19/2024 9:13 AM)
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Specialist, Data Engineering

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Remote Eligible: Hybrid – Required to be on site a minimum of 2 days per week.

Reports to: Head, Digital Health & Monitoring


Welcome to PSI!

PSI is a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations working to achieve consumer-powered healthcare — people-centered health systems that ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health have grown into a broader mission. Today, we work with the public and private sectors as well as local communities, prioritizing people’s voice and choice and developing solutions to meet their essential health needs. Over the past five decades, we have helped push boundaries, break taboos, set trends, and develop innovative solutions to complex global health challenges.


Do you want to join PSI to help make it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire? Read on!


Join us!

PSI seeks a Specialist, Data Engineering that will Support the design, implementation, and optimization of systems for data collection, storage, access, and analytics. Ensure efficient and reliable data management, processing, and integration by collecting, transforming, and storing large volumes of data from diverse sources and ensuring its quality and availability for analysis and visualization.


What You’ll Do:

  • Lead on the design, implementation, and maintenance of data pipelines by performing extraction, transformation, and loading activities from structured and unstructured data sources into a data warehouse. Identify and understand sources of data and optimize ways for data to be collected and processed in preparation for analysis. Implement data integration and data synchronization processes between different systems and platforms. Implement best practices for data transformation and cleansing to ensure data integrity and reliability. Develop technical documentation including SOPs and user guides. 50% of Time
  • Support design and implementation of data architectures that support data management, processing, and analysis. Define requirements to inform systems design and data flows. Implement, configure and maintain data infrastructure including cloud-based services, servers and storage systems. 20% of Time
  • Lead on implementation of data analytics, visualization, and reporting tools. 20% of Time
  • Provide technical assistance on data quality management, security, privacy, and data governance. 10% of Time
  • Embody PSI’s values: Measurement, Pragmatism, Honesty, Trust, Collaboration, and Commitment.
  • 10-25% international travel.

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or international equivalent) in computer science, information technology, statistics, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing data pipelines/ETL into data warehouses and data querying and analysis, ideally in the health sector.
  • Experience with Azure data services such as Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Warehouse, and Azure Data Factory.
  • Technical proficiency in one or more of these programming languages/tools (R, Python, or SQL).
  • Technical proficiency in one or more of these programming languages/tools (R, Python, or SQL).
  • Experience using data analysis and visualization tools (e.g. PowerBI, Superset).
  • Familiarity with data governance, security and privacy standards.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and solve problems with creativity.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to interpret data and explain findings to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to operate with limited supervision and latitude for independent judgement to achieve desired outcomes.


We know that a long list of requirements may be discouraging, but don’t let imposter syndrome or the confidence gap get in the way of you applying — we’d love to hear from you.


Why Work at PSI?

PSI’s work is about enabling families to live happy and healthy lives—we think this should apply to our employees, too.

  • Diversity & Inclusion: PSI affirms its commitment to diversity and believes that when people feel respected and included, they can be more honest, collaborative, and successful. Want to be involved in our DEI work at PSI? We have a council made up of PSIers that drive, sustain, and deepen our DEI practices.
  • Health & Wellness: In all locations, PSI offers a comprehensive benefits package that offers health, financial planning, family care, and flexibility for work life fit. For U.S. based benefits visit https://www.psi.org/careers/ to learn more!
  • Time Away: We want you to take time away when you need it. PSI offers a competitive leave package. On top of our leave, some PSI offices offer a compressed work week throughout the year, giving you additional work-life flexibility.
  • Learning & Development: PSI is committed to your career growth. Through PSI’s job architecture, there are many potential career paths you can follow depending on your skills and interests. Additionally, PSI University, our learning management system, offers hundreds of courses, hosts org-wide trainings, offers Great Manager/Leader trainings, as well as a mentorship program for all staff lev
  • Innovation & Collaboration: With over 53 years of insight, PSI reimagines how to bring quality healthcare closer to those who need it most. Innovation requires stepping out of comfort zones, and our employees are encouraged to think beyond boundaries, collaborate to drive impact, challenge conventions, and pioneer new solutions.

Salary Range:


PSI is committed to pay equity and transparency. We ensure pay meets the market within each country. This approach minimizes our impact on local talent markets and allows PSI to attract and retain employees, while staying cost-competitive. 

Actual base salary compensation will be determined by factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, experience, internal equity, external market analysis, and other business factors permitted by law. Hiring above the mid-point of the range below would not be typical in order to allow for potential future salary growth.


PSI is offering the following annual salary range for this position: 


Kshs. 2,820,000 (minimum), Kshs 4,700,000 (midpoint), Kshs 6,110,000 (maximum)


About PSI

Did you know that we have over 3,000 “PSI’ers” working across the globe in 40 different countries? We’re a diverse group with a wide range of backgrounds from the medical industry to the music industry, all with unique skills we bring to the job. We value self-motivated people with a track record for getting things done in tough situations. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. 


Interested in Learning More?

PSI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, tribal belonging, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status. PSI is a safe, inclusive workplace that welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and it’s reflected in our diverse community.


References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.


If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072. #li-lm1 #li-hybrid


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