Data Scientist (Assistant Manager)

    5 Jan 2019
    TCF Head Office – Karachi
    Job Type
    +25 years
    Expected Travel


    The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring about positive social change through education. 22 years later, TCF is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of education for the less privileged.

    The TCF model focuses on providing quality education through purpose-built schools located in the heart of Pakistan’s urban slums and rural communities. The organization ensures that girls make up nearly 50% of overall student strength. To magnify its impact, improve enrollment, and quality of education, TCF is also adopting Government schools across Pakistan. Currently, our operations are spread across Pakistan in the 1,482 school units where 220,000 students are studying.

    TCF is seeking a passionate individual who is a quick learner, willing to take on new challenges and loves working with data to fill the role of the Data Scientist/Data Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring robust data structures as per data management standards, for both new and established initiatives being undertaken in the Programme Evaluation & Research Department. She/he will work hand-in-hand with other departments to clean and analyze data collected from the field, data in management systems, and build data management systems for new initiatives. He/she will be analyzing a wide variety of data and will contribute to refining data analytics at PER.

    The individual is expected to lead and drive the data management and analytics of the highest quality to resolve problems by using clear, strategic, and creative thinking. You have a strong social acumen and are excited about the opportunity to contribute as a team player. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate in Impact Evaluations to develop innovative policy solutions by combining economic principles, education insights and big data analytics.

    Highlights of expected work (but not limited to)

    • Develop and manage database management systems to collectively and efficiently store and manipulate large administrative data-sets with complex linkages across files.
    • Proven experience in working with machine learning frameworks like Scikit-learn, Tensorflow etc
    • Experience with data warehouses/SQL/ NoSQL, structured/unstructured data environments
    • Work with a variety of data sets and conduct statistical analyses using statistical software like R and Python.
    • Ability to learn new algorithms, techniques, technologies, etc.
    • Ensure data structures are robust as per set standards and data analysis is free of error.
    • Develop a workflow to move from raw data to fully processed data ready for analysis in Excel, Stata, R, Python, and GIS. Prepare datasets for analysis based on theoretical/administrative requirements of PER.
    • Scope, design, and implement Machine-learning models to support the TCF’s numerous initiatives and programs with a view of achieving overall objectives and targets
    • Provide project/initiative specific recommendations based on results attained from data analysis.
    • Develop data management protocols and manage databases. Collaborate with data leads for various departments to ensure data integrity and validity.
    • Prepare technical and non-technical reports as and when required using data.


    Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of work experience in Computer Science, Economics or another relevant discipline at the time of application. Experience of handling big data and management of the database will be preferred. Excellent programming and data analysis skills including expertise in R, Python, and Stata.

    Master’s degree and 3-4 years of experience, will qualify for employment at Manager Level.


    3-4 years of work experience of handling big data and management of the database will be preferred. Excellent programming and data analysis skills including expertise in R, Python, and Stata.

    Individuals with less experience may apply if they have exceptional data analysis skills and exposure to data analytics using R and Python.

    Required Skills

    • Excellent database management expertise.
    • Hands-on with programming skills for database management and data analytics
    • Exceptional data analysis skills- should be able to manage all data related tasks including data entry, data cleaning, data analysis, and reporting
    • Comfortable in multi-tasking and ability to work on a wide range of projects requiring collaboration across different teams.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to contribute to reports, and impact evaluation studies
    • Must be passionate, self-motivated, results driven, and able to work with minimum supervision
    • Strong leadership skills; demonstrate the ability to positively influence a group of people
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