Data Analyst

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 7 November 2019

Job Description

C/Can is in the process of developing a data strategy to clearly define support for data acquisition, analysis and insight delivery for a growing network of cities over the next few years.

C/Can is currently generating unique data around local cancer care capacity, key challenges and gaps, and innovative solutions to address these; if effectively governed, structured and managed, this data, connected to the wider city health data ecosystem, has the potential to deliver truly data-driven cancer care solutions in C/Can cities that can be scaled, and that can inform policy design to deliver global impact.

The C/Can Data Analyst will lead a 3-month pilot data analysis project to provide initial interpretation and insights, and valuable input to the data strategy, including on what more could be achieved with broader data than is currently collected by C/Can, and what value could be gained by distributing the analysis. At a strategic level, the end-to-end analysis experience would also inform a clearer understanding of the local and global benefits that could be gained when a) combining data across cities and b) supporting cities to analyze their own data.

Key responsibilities of the C/Can Data Analyst

1. Rapidly build a baseline understanding of:

a) How C/Can works with the portfolio cities and the types of interventions undertaken
b) The key drivers of high versus low performance across the multiple variables of cancer care
c) The operational and political constraints of cancer care facilities in each city
d) The available data and processes used to request and capture that data

2. Carry out a holistic data analysis incorporating:

a) Working with domain experts, creation of a set of hypotheses that could be tested
b) Analysis of available input and output data to prove or disprove the hypotheses
c) Determine potentially valuable insights and present to key stakeholders and domain experts

3. Make follow-through data and processes recommendations on the following topics

a) Improvements to data collection, organisation and access, and for analysis tools
b) Data that may be required in the future and how it could be collected and enriched

In support of this, specific tasks may include:

  • Cleansing and preparing data for analysis
  • Interpreting data, analysing results using statistical and non-statistical techniques
  • Visualising and presenting insights to C/Can stakeholder groups
  • Recommending new data analyses, data collection systems and other strategies that optimise statistical efficiency and quality
  • Defining the need to acquire data from primary or secondary data sources
  • Identifying issues that will impact accuracy, actionability or scalability, making recommendations to mitigate risks in future iterations

Required experience and competencies

  • A minimum of 5 years proven working experience as a data scientist or data analyst, preferably in health or related sector
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc)
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics or relevant field; graduate degree in Data Science or other quantitative field is preferred

How to apply

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the project, along with your CV/resume by email only to: Please ensure that they are sent as a PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “C/Can Data Analyst” in the email subject line. Applications should be received no later than the 29th of November 2019.

About the Organization

C/Can is as a standalone Swiss-based Foundation, working to improve access to cancer treatment in low and middle income countries. We have a growing team of over 20 people spread around the world, with a core team based in Geneva, Switzerland. City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) was launched by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos as a coordinated response to the urgent need to support resource-limited countries in reducing their growing cancer burden.

The initiative was designed to leverage the untapped potential of taking an integrated approach to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 (Health), 11 (Cities), and 17 (Partnerships). Since its launch, C/Can and its partners have implemented localized action plans in four “Key Learning Cities,” which have the potential to improve cancer care for over 25 million people. Building on the success of the Key Learning Cities, we have now launched the next phase of the initiative, which aims to scale up support to a wider network of cities in all regions.

More information

Data Analyst Project.pdf

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