Data Specialist | IT Recruitment

Role Purpose:

The Data Specialist will report into the Data Analyst team leader, within the Operations and IT division. The purpose of this role is to collect, analyse, interpret, evaluate, visualize data. While working alongside teams within the business or the management team to establish business needs. Identifying trends and patterns in data and report it back to the team. This role will also play an active role in the Data Management program.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Relevant B-degree or Diploma
  • Knowledge of products administered by Investo will be an advantage
  • Intermediate SQL skills preferably
  • Business experience – understanding of business processes
  • Proficient understanding of the Insurance industry
  • Experience in data analysis, modeling, visualization and/or some programming knowledge
  • Demonstrate the ability to derive insights from data and communicate those insights to a non-technical audience.
  • Familiarity with a general programming language (like Python) or a statistical package, or at least you’re a Microsoft Excel guru


Responsibilities and work output:

  • Data Analysis and problem solving – monitor and report on key performance indicators and metrics.
  • Perform “deep dive” analysis with regards to data accuracy, integrity, quality and accessibility.
  • Identify and escalate data issues needing process re-engineering.
  • Perform data quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Perform data reconciliations to identify data anomalies.
  • Create data visualizations, memos, dashboards and presentations to business audiences.
  • Liaise with Audit and risk on data requests.
  • Assist the product house with reporting requirements internal and external to the product house.
  • Play an active role in the Data Management program – Perform effective management and accountability over data to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  • Play an active role in projects to assist with data related principals/requirements/data reporting needs


Competencies required:

  • Actively live the company values
  • Analytical thinker
  • Critical thinker
  • Effective communicator
  • Self-Starter
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Customer/ Stakeholder Commitment
  • Drive for results
  • Collaboration
  • Impact and Influence
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