Senior Data Analyst at Pula

July 11, 2024

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Job Description

What you will be doing: 

  • We are seeking a highly analytical and detail-oriented Senior Data Analyst to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess strong problem-solving skills, the ability to analyze complex data sets, and the capability to derive actionable insights that solve business problems. This role requires a keen eye for detail, strong technical skills, and a passion for data-driven problem solving.

Terms of Reference

Problem Solving:

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address business challenges.
  • Develop and implement data-driven solutions to improve business processes and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and resolve data-related issues.

Process Improvement:

  • Evaluate existing processes and identify areas for improvement.
  • Design and implement process enhancements to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Monitor the impact of implemented solutions and adjust as necessary. 

Data Analysis and Interpretation:

  • Collect, process, and analyze large data sets using statistical techniques.
  • Interpret complex data and translate findings into actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Identify patterns, trends, and anomalies in data to support business objectives.

Data Management and Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure data integrity, accuracy, and consistency across various data sources.
  • Implement data quality checks and validation processes.
  • Maintain and update databases and data systems as necessary.
  • Ensure creation/ updation of SOPs

Reporting and Visualization:

  • Create comprehensive reports and data visualizations to communicate findings to stakeholders.
  • Develop dashboards and automated reporting tools to facilitate data accessibility and understanding.
  • Present analytical results in a clear and concise manner to non-technical audiences.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Work closely with business units to understand their data needs and provide analytical support.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, stakeholders, and senior management.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and best practices in data analysis and problem-solving.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.


  • At least 3 years of proven experience as a Data Analyst, Business Analyst, or similar role.
  • Strong experience in problem-solving and data-driven decision-making.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and programming languages such as Python, R, SQL, and Excel.
  • Strong technical skills on GIS tools (QGIS and ArcGis)
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, or similar.
  • Familiarity with database management systems and data warehousing.

Analytical Skills:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work with large and complex data sets.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

Soft Skills:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with machine learning and predictive modeling.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts.
  • Working Conditions:
  • Full-time position.
  • Office-based or remote work options available.
  • Occasional travel may be required for meetings and conferences.

What Pula will bring to the table

  • Growth potential: With an untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide, on track to doubling the number of farmers insured in 2021 and Pula’s global leadership in Agriculture Insurance, our new staffers have a tremendous upside growth potential.
  • Market Leader: Not only is the opportunity massive, but Pula is by far the market leader in it’s category with 11m farmers insured as of 2023.
  • Solid: Pula has been funded by leading venture capital investors (Omidyar Network, ACCION, MercyCorps) and global philanthropic institutions (MasterCard Foundation, CGAP/World Bank as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Pula closed a $6m series A funding in December 2020 in the right in the middle of the pandemic a clear testimony of the opportunity that Pula is going after.
  • Respected: Winner of the Singapore FinTech Festival 2019, Winner of The InsureTech of the Award, Africa. Featured on TED talks, The New York Times, The Economist.
  • Impact and creation: This is a high-impact role, that offers a unique opportunity to bring the company to the next level, whilst developing new strategies, approaches and ideas.
  • Leadership: The founders & CEO foster a culture of transparency, respect, high performance, pragmatism, execution and personal development.
  • Purpose: It is rare to find a professional opportunity that offers accelerated professional development and a life purpose. Pula is going through a second phase of accelerated growth that will naturally provide professional development, whilst contributing to the financial stability of small farmers in the emerging markets.
  • Remuneration: Competitive base salary accordingly with seniority and experience, commission on closed sales and an employee share option plan that offers an attractive equity upside.