Data Scientist at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 31 May 2022)

Data Scientist at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 31 May 2022)

Data Scientist at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 31 May 2022)

Vacancy Announcement

The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.

To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit a suitable qualified candidate to fill the following position:


1. Background Information

Job Title:   Data Scientist

Current Grade: JG 6

Department: Information Technology & Digital Innovation

Department/ Section/Unit: Digital Innovation

Reports to: IT Digital Innovation Manager

Direct Reports: N/A

Indirect Reports: N/A

2. Contract Terms – Open Ended

3. Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the job is to help corporate executives, business managers, and other operational workers make better and more informed business decisions using IT technics, methodologies, and technology.

4. Main Responsibilities of the Job

  • Use business analytics, data mining, data visualization, and data tools to help organizations make better data-driven decisions.
  • Translate business needs in terms of data to technical specifications
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Design, build and deploy BI solutions (e.g. reporting tools)
  • Implement, Maintain and support data analytics platforms (e.g. MicroStrategy)
  • Create tools to store data (e.g. OLAP cubes)
  • Conduct unit testing and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate and improve existing BI systems
  • Collaborate with teams to integrate systems
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop and execute database queries and conduct analyses
  • Create visualizations and reports for requested projects
  • Develop and update technical documentation
  • Develop relationships with key Business decision makers and data users within the business to provide continual service and support of organizational data and information reporting.
  • Developing new capabilities for clients beyond static reports and spreadsheets, taking their data and bringing it to life
  • Vigilance of data quality for key business measures and upkeep of business master data to ensure availability and integrity
  • Undertake data processing and information reporting improvements projects
  • Provide administration and improvements of the corporations Databases and Data stores

5. Performance indicators

  • Coordinate BI projects, solutions and change requests
  • Availability of data from all system into a centralized repository
  • Optimal reporting, improving the reports availability timeframe
  • Timely and effective implementation of Datawarehouse and data analytics tools
  • Document automated scripts and reporting procedures
  • Timely and 100% resolution of user complaints

6. Working relationships 

  • Executives and Heads of departments
  • Senior and Middle Managers
  • Software Developers
  • System and Database administrators
  • External stakeholders

7. Professional, academic qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/ or related field
  • Professional certification in Data Science, Business Intelligence, or any related field
  • Experience in working with and creating data architectures
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on complex data visualization.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.

8. Core competencies

  • Proven experience as a BI Developer or Data Scientist
  • Industry experience is preferred
  • Background in data warehouse design (e.g., dimensional modeling) and data mining
  • In-depth understanding of database management systems, online analytical processing (OLAP) and ETL (Extract, transform, load) framework
  • Familiarity with BI technologies (e.g., Microsoft Power BI, Oracle BI, and other related tools)
  • Knowledge of SQL queries, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Proven abilities to take initiative and be innovative
  • Analytical mind with a problem-solving aptitude
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field.

Application Guidelines: 

Interested candidates should apply online ( ) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone

Only online applications shall be considered. 

Email only for inquiries (not application):

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda. 

Deadline for application: Tuesday 31st May 2022

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive. 

Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Done in Kigali, Tuesday 17th May 2022


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