Data Science & AI advisor

  • Full Time
  • Dar es Salaam
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Afya Intelligence

Do you have a passion for uncovering insights from data and translating them into actionable results? Are you eager to learn and contribute to a fast-paced environment? If so, then the Data Science Advisor role is for you!

We are searching for a talented and motivated individual to join our growing data science team. In this role, you will play a key part in transforming raw data into valuable insights that drive business decisions.

About Afya Intelligence
Afya Intelligence is a leading healthcare intelligence company in Tanzania that leverages data, partnerships and technology to revolutionize the healthcare landscape in Africa. We offer data-driven solutions/platforms/services that empower healthcare providers and local communities to make informed decisions and improve health outcomes. Afya Intelligence is dedicated to improving access to health care and reducing healthcare costs in Africa.


  • Assist the team in all aspects of the data science lifecycle, including data collection, cleaning, exploration, analysis, and modeling.
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis (EDA) to identify trends, patterns, and relationships within datasets.
  • Develop and implement data cleaning and pre-processing routines to ensure data quality and usability.
  • Leverage your programming skills (e.g., Python, R, Julia) to automate data analysis tasks and build efficient and effective data pipelines.
  • Develop and implement a variety of ML models, including forecasting models and recommendation models, to predict future demand and identify potential disruptions in the supply chain.
  • Create clear and compelling data visualizations (e.g., dashboards, charts, graphs) to effectively communicate insights to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in data science and machine learning which can be translated into the ongoing and future projects.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business needs and translate them into data-driven solutions.
  • Document findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.Partner with stakeholders across the organization to identify key business questions and opportunities that can be addressed through data analysis.
  • Develop and implement data science methodologies to extract meaningful insights from diverse datasets.
  • Design, build, and deploy machine learning models to solve real-world business problems.
  • Communicate complex data findings and recommendations to technical and non-technical audiences through compelling visualizations and storytelling.
  • Stay current on the latest data science trends and technologies, and actively participate in knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Collaborate with other advisors to develop and maintain data pipelines and infrastructure.
  • Advocate for a data-driven culture within Afya Intelligence and our partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (e.g., Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Health Informatics) or a related field
  • .3+ years of experience in data science and/or ML
  • .Strong programming skills in Python or R (familiarity with other languages a plus) and experience with data manipulation libraries (e.g., Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib
  • )Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI)
  • .Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • .Familiarity with statistical concepts in understanding data, identifying patterns and trends, making predictions and drawing conclusions
  • .Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • .Enthusiasm, a sense for serving others and a willingness to learn and grow
  • .Experience working on projects related to healthcare, data science, and/or AI/ML
  • .Experience working with different API standards and consumption of data
  • .Proven experience leveraging SQL and relational databases to extract, transform, and load (ETL) data for analysis
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