About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.
Our mission is to further the strategic, commercial, technological, developing world and advocacy interests of our members.
The GSMA produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
Every day we work to harness the power of mobile to achieve our industry purpose Connecting Everyone and Everything to a Better Future through four main activities :
About the Team
The GSMA Mobile Money Programme works with mobile money providers and the wider financial industry to accelerate the availability of mobile financial services that provide safety, security and convenience to the unbanked.
providing much-needed financial services to those who were previously excluded from or underserved by the formal financial sector.
What the hiring manager says
This exciting entry-level role will involve developing a deep understanding of the mobile money ecosystem and providing unique analysis and insight to support and inform the continued growth of this industry which is reshaping the financial services landscape amongst the underserved.
Simon Andersson, Data Manager
About the Role
The Data Analyst will work as part of the project team in charge of creating actionable insights and delivering the Mobile Money State of the Industry Report, GSMA’s top-
downloaded report. You will be responsible for conducting desk research, collecting and cleaning data to update databases such as the mobile money deployment tracker, the mobile money in-
house database and mobile money estimates and forecasts.
Your main responsibility is to ensure all mobile money deployments are accurately represented and that the project team can produce high quality forecasts and accurate analysis.
You will also liaise with survey participants, partners, as well as industry, and regional experts as and when required.
You will work on updating the mobile money forecast models and will support the team to produce customised industry benchmark reports for mobile money providers and operator groups.
You will also be expected to contribute ideas for how GSMA can remain the main source of insight for the mobile money industry.
This requires developing deep familiarity of the mobile money programmes data assets, analysis and desk research on key mobile money topics.
In addition, you will be monitoring alternative sources of mobile money performance metrics and provide analytical support to the rest of the team as required.
This may also involve fielding requests from key external programme stakeholders and the broader GSMA.
You will be a graduate with a good degree in either science, engineering, economics or mathematics and possess strong analytical and numeracy skills
You will be methodical and be able to quickly grasp new concepts and ideas. You need to be very conscientious i.e. sets high personal standards and shows excellent attention to details.
You will demonstrate a willingness to work in results oriented team environment where priorities can change. You will demonstrate a can do attitude, be eager to identify and suggest ways of improving existing processes and have the ability to work in a matrixed structure, to support cross functional collaboration across the GSMA.
You will be interested in the application of mobile technology for social impact and demonstrate a will to learn about the industry.
It is desirable (but not essential) that you will have experience in data modelling and forecasting, experience of data warehousing and data management tools and environments.
French and / or Spanish language skills would also be of benefit.
What We Offer
Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role.
By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-
changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.
In addition to architect-designed offices and competitive compensation, our benefits include fantastic learning & development opportunities, generous holiday allowances, four additional days off for professional development and many others.
We offer a working environment that reflects our organisational values. We also hire in line with our values and recruit candidates who demonstrate a strong affinity with these 7 principles :