Position available: Data Analyst

Six-month part-time contract with possibility of extension (3 person months FTE equivalent)
In 2021, the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) has a number of global innovation projects in the area of road safety. iRAP is seeking a data analyst to support the delivery of these projects.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in:
      • Understanding large datasets.
      • Data manipulation using programming languages like: R, Matlab, C/C++, Python
      • Data visualization using tools like: PowerBI, QuickSight, Tableau, Sisense
  • A background in transport safety and/or mobility, with relevant tertiary qualifications. Familiarity with iRAP would be advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively work across multiple stakeholders. Experience working with international teams and time zones is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, including the ability to clearly synthesise ideas and produce a range of documents, such as summary reports, academic research papers and technical specifications. Demonstrated experience in writing peer reviewed academic journal articles is advantageous.
  • Excellent English language ability.
  • Good technological skills and ability to quickly pick up the use of new ones will be essential.

The candidate will be required to work remotely in an entirely online work environment. As such, there is no requirement for where the candidate is located. However, flexibility to meet the time zones of project activities will be essential. The candidate will require their own ‘home office’ facilities (i.e. a reliable internet connection, an up-to-date computer, a safe and appropriate environment to work in, etc.)

Main tasks:

  • Build an understanding of the structure and data within the database ViDA – iRAP’s web application (irap.org)
  • Analysis of the road attribute data to establish what common relationships existing between the categories of road attributes.
  • Establish a methodology for calculating the tolerance for a combination of collected road attributes and defaulted road attributes (Light Star Ratings).
  • Conduct model testing and analysis to support updates to the Star Rating, Investment Plan and CycleRAP models.
  • Undertake data analytics to support AiRAP-related project deliverables.
  • Preparation of summary reports and academic papers.

How to apply:

Applications may be submitted by completing the form and uploading a short CV and covering letter here. CVs should be no more than 3 pages and should include a list of academic research papers you have written.

Applications close 28 April 2021. For enquiries, please contact Monica Olyslagers, iRAP Global Innovations Manager & Cities Specialist, at monica.olyslagers@irap.org.

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