Job Detail

Senior Data Analyst


Job Type
  • Full time
Job Description

Job description

Actively looking for publicly available datasets and archiving them on Phandeeyar’s Open Data portal with appropriate meta-data

Identifying stories in the data and producing content for Development Myanmar’s website ( and Open social media accounts

Developing and/or localization resources to support collection, publication, cleaning and increasing usage and understanding of data in Myanmar. For example, helping to localise open source data tools such as Tabula (

Assisting in designing, organizing and conducting capacity building initiatives on (open) data

Providing mentoring support to change agents such as civil society organisations and journalists to improve their proficiency in working with data

Assisting in organizing logistics and promotion for data-related events such as meetups and hackathons

Given the fluid nature of Phandeeyar activities, staff may be asked to support on a variety of other tasks. Phandeeyar also encourages staff to diversify their area of expertise and take on increasing responsibilities.  

Desired Skills and Expertise
Data Analysis - You are an experienced data analyst or statistician, and you have a knack for getting “behind the numbers” and extract findings from complex datasets through rigorous analysis.
IT skills – At a minimum you will have substantial experience using Excel. Ideally you also have experience using statistics software such as R, STATA or SPSS. Experience that would be beneficial include:
Familiarity with data visualization and/or mapping software such as Tableau or CartoDB
Familiarity with the Wordpress CMS
Familiarity with web scraping tools
Passionate about technology and data – You should be comfortable with numbers and datasets. You are passionate about continually learning new skills in technology, data analysis and data visualization.
Highly organized - You’re a self-starter who takes initiative and can mobilize resources and solve problems. You can juggle multiple projects with limited supervision, often on tight timelines, and you have excellent attention to detail.
Communications – You’re a good communicator with solid written and spoken skills in both Myanmar and English.
Mentoring & training skills - you enjoy working with people and sharing your knowledge. You will be great at working one on one with civil society partners and will be able to develop and run workshops.
Sectoral experience – Experience working in investigative journalism and/or research is highly desirable. Experience working in or with NGOs/civil society and/or the tech sector would be a bonus.
Passion - you must be excited about the potential of technology to drive change and development in Myanmar. You’ll need to work with a broad range of groups.  
100,000 MMK ++
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Company Info

At MMRD we are proud to support Myanmar Business since 1992. We strive to be the best information provider and enable local SME’s, global businesses and social organisations in Myanmar. 

 What we do
     We help businesses and organizations to connect with their audience through print and digital Directories (yellow pages), and to better understand their environment through Research Services. 
     As the country opens up, a key issues for both foreign and local organizations is the lack of readily-available and reliable data. Since 1992 our teams have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and data on Myanmar through thousands of interviews, focus groups or surveys across all major industries and communities.  

 Our Team
   With 650 staff based in 28 cities in Myanmar, MMRD has unrivaled capabilities when it comes to data collection, processing and analysis in order to provide our clients with unique insights on Myanmar business and social environment.

 Our organization
• Publication Services: Yellow Pages, Business Directories & Industry Guides, Magazines
• Research Services: Consumer Insight (through our JV with Nielsen, Nielsen MMRD), Business Insight and Social Insight
• Affiliated Agencies: Executive Search and Recruitment (CDC), Video and audio production for the advertising industry (Visual Impact / Sound Impact) and Trading (Direct 2 U)

 Our clients:
   Over 120,000 companies are listed in our Directories and thousands of them advertise with us every day, through both print and digital products. Over the last ten years, our Research Services teams have served more than 200 local and international organizations, across a wide range of sectors and communities.