Employment opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Unbound. Our staff members are co-creators of a dynamic, international sponsorship organization that has been serving children, youth and the aging in developing countries since 1981. If you have a heart for working with families living in poverty, and the experience and skills for any job opening below, we encourage you to apply.


Program Data Analyst (Bilingual)

Unbound is seeking a program data analyst for our International Programs department. The Program Data Analyst is responsible for overseeing and conducting complex professional level research, statistical analysis, and data engineering on information and data related to Unbound’s sponsored families and program participants. The work of the Program Data Analyst directly supports the International Program Evaluation Strategy, program decision-making and specific program evaluation designs under the leadership of the Evaluation manager.

As the organization continues to work with local teams to grow data/information collected on program participants, the Program Data Analyst works to improve upon the data collection, curation, data management, and analysis processes. The role will coordinate with headquarters staff, project staff, and sponsored families to generate useful insights for the organization to measure progress towards the organization’s desired outcomes and goals. Key to the position is the ability to help a wide variety of stakeholders to generate actionable insights, conclusions from datasets, define desired program outcomes and regularly measure progress against those indicators.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for making sense of program participant data, generating and reporting conclusions to the organization drawn from statistical and investigative analysis done on program data.
  • Play a key role as an expert who knows the ins-and-outs of the data by collaborating with our program teams and local partners in its collection, design, and analysis.
  • Serve as the internal “go-to” corresponding with local teams and responsible for providing accurate and complete data reports to internal teams.
  • Develop and implement projects using a variety of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to identify patterns and trends associated with the participation of sponsored families in the program. Produce analytical and technical reports that effectively communicate results, programmatic impact, and lessons learned.
  • Develop vision, plans for, and eventually support in implementing baseline, midline and endline studies using the specific datasets related to program participants.
  • Collaborate with Evaluation Manager to cast vision and set goals that guide evaluation practice and use within Unbound’s three-tiered evaluation framework in ways that exemplify credibility, simplicity, utility, and participation.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, data science, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or another related field. Background in international studies, development or other social science field or equivalent combination of education and work experience in program evaluation.

  • Minimum of five years of direct hands-on experience as data analyst, researcher, or statistician, with experience of retrieval, analysis, simplification, and representation of complex data sets on program participants.
  • Proficiency in statistical software platforms and packages such as R, Power BI, Tableau, Qualtrics, SPSS, R, Python, SQL.
  • Regularly synthesize and present results and findings into a variety of products and developing effective data visualization strategies in products.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills in a diverse, multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, allied with clarity of thought and expression
  • Experience setting up, cleaning, and configuring data sets
  • Experience conducting qualitative analysis and ability to summarize analysis results
  • Experience in the design, modification, and administration of measurement instruments (e.g., surveys, interview protocols)
  • Fluency in advanced quantitative data analysis and statistics
  • Ability to formulate long-range goals and detailed implementation plans for concurrent evaluation projects
  • Exceptional interest in learning and ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the design and management of effective trainings, workshops, and meetings with diverse participants
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence among co-workers
  • Heartfelt interest in helping others
  • Fluency (both written and spoken) in English and Spanish required. Preference also given for skills in one or more of the following languages: French, Hindi, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Telegu.

Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree preferred.

Salary and benefits: Salary DOE. Excellent benefit package: Health, Dental, Life, AD&D, STD, LTD and 403(b) with generous paid-time-off allotment.

Submit cover letter, resume AND salary requirements to: Unbound HR, 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103; fax 913.384.2211; or e-mail in Word or PDF format to [email protected].