The following position is open at MANCOSA, a private higher education distance learning provider with CHE accreditation and DHET registration that offers undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications: ANALYST FOR DATA VISUALIZATION. The primary goal of the position is to collect, analyze, and translate a substantial amount of institutional data into a visual context, such as a map, chart, or graph, in order to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of institutional activities and to make data simpler to comprehend and extract insights from. This will play a crucial role in assessing, monitoring, and visualizing the accomplishment of institutional goals and informing institutional strategic planning.


-Transforming large data sets to make it easier to identify patterns, trends, and outliers and summarize key takeaways for Executive oversight, institutional monitoring, and decision making
-Conceptualizing, designing, and creating compelling cutting-edge data visualizations including maps, charts, and graphs based on institutional data
-Transforming institutional data reports into easily understandable visuals
-Clean and organize large datasets, for analysis and visualization; verify and ensure accuracy, integrity, and consistency of data.
-Perform appropriate tests to ensure accuracy and consistency of all statistical data.
-Contribute to the implementation and functioning of the institutional SIS and Quality Management System
-Produce appropriate reports for governance structures
-Execute special or ad-hoc data projects as determined by Exco and operational requirements from initial concept through to execution and final delivery, on time and at a highest possible standard
-Designing appropriate trackers and dashboards for a range of different departments and committees
-Continuously identify new creative solutions for analysis, reporting, and data measurement
-Work effectively with multiple departments, stakeholders, and committees including Innovations; Monitoring & Evaluation; Teaching and Learning; and Assessments
-Respond timeously to ad-hoc requests for data visualizations
-Stay abreast of best practices in the use of technology in data visualization and evaluation and participate in relevant industry activities (conferences, imbizos, etc.) for professional development
-Assist the Director with the maintenance of the Innovation Centre
-Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Manager or the Director

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Job Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in data science, statistics, or a related field, master’s degree preferred.

3 years of professional experience in a research and data visualization environment.
3 years of experience working with multiple data systems, large relational databases, and SQL

-Expertise in building and creating engaging and effective dashboards and data visualizations with common visualization tools e.g. PowerBI and Tableau
-Expertise in statistical analysis, modeling, and tools such as Excel, R, STATA, and SPSS
-Excellent visual skills
-Storytelling skills: Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to weave a coherent, compelling narrative around the available data
-Analytical and data-driven with a demonstrated ability to operate both strategically and tactically
-Creative vision, a passion for learning, and a willingness to adopt and share new ideas
-Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of departments
-Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, with exceptional attention to detail
-Highly organized and efficient, with an ability to work towards and meet tight deadlines
-Knowledge of higher education and business analysis will be beneficial
-Simultaneous ability to work as a member of a team and to work independently, and the ability to function effectively under uncertainty


After hours, Saturday work and travel may be required.
Special or ad-hoc projects may be allocated as determined by the institutions operational requirements.

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