Data Analyst

  • USP
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Apr 15, 2019
Full time Administration & Office Support Information & Web Technology

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

Data Analyst  
Senior Staff  
Level 2 & 3  
0101-The University Of The South Pacific  
Fiji - Laucala Campus  
Act. Vice President (Planning, Institutional Research & Data, and USP Commercial)  
Act. Vice President (Planning, Institutional Research & Data, and USP Commercial)  
The Opportunity 

Reporting to the Acting Vice President (Planning, Quality, Institutional Research & Data, and USP Commercial) the Data Analyst will lead the Institutional Research and Data Section. He/ She will be responsible for providing on a routine basis, and on request, analysis of past and current activity levels (students, faculty, staff, finances, etc.) to facilitate management's decision making in setting priorities and long-range planning for the University.  
Key responsibilities of the position will include: 

- Providing high quality quantitative data and analysis to USP`s Senior Management, Faculty and staff; 
- Generation of high quality, consistent and reliable data required for internal and external reporting; 
- Providing statistical and/or predictive information required to monitor and report USP's internal performance; 
- Independently auditing, reviewing and verifying databases to ensure data integrity; 
- Undertaking institutional research to draw together internal and external factors which underpin strategic decision-making and management within USP; 
- Identify patterns and trends in data sets and report to the Senior Management and other relevant stakeholders; 
- Work alongside teams within the University or the Senior Management Team to establish business needs.  
The Person We Seek 

To be considered for this position, applicants must have: 

- Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in Computing Science or Data Science or Software Engineering or Statistics and extensive relevant experience; 
- Proficiency in the use of analytical software to manage, manipulate and present data (e.g. Excel, Access, SPSS) and in managing web information 
- Demonstrated ability to produce good reports 
- Knowledge of Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases. 
- Experience of programming in Python, R, C# and .NET framework.
- Knowledge of SPSS, MATLAB/Octave, Weka, software. 
- Good mathematical ability; 
- The appointee must be able to: write and speak clearly, communicating complex ideas effectively. Attention to details is important.  
L2 FJ $50,184 to FJ $61,289 per annum; L3 FJ $66,521 to FJ $81,491 per annum  
3 year renewable  

Job Functions

Analysts including Commercial, IT Officers and Analysts


Education & Training  



Job open to:

Fiji Residents Only