Digital Analyst Consultancy

Islamic Development Bank

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

Develop and optimize LLFMU's data and analytics systems to enhance project outcomes, utilizing tools like Microsoft Power BI and Google Sheets.

Collaborate with stakeholders to translate requirements into insightful dashboards and reports, leveraging strong data modeling and visualization skills.

Provide training and mentorship on analytics best practices and technologies, ensuring data-driven decision-making across LLF operations.

Interested candidates are encouraged to view the Terms of Reference and apply via our IsDB Procurement Portal. Access the application form and more details at:

Key Accountabilities:

Operational and Implementation Support:

  • Support the implementation of LLF activities, work plans and KPIs for the LLF Management Unit.
  • Support the development and execution of fund policies and procedures for the LLFMU in the Operations Manual, including new solutions that enhance the effectiveness of LLF operations. 
  • Collect and analyse data on global trends that could impact the economic future of LLF, utilizing the data to draft initial strategic recommendations.  
  • Prepare briefing materials and talking points related to policy and strategy foresight for senior LLFMU staff. 
  • Prepare detailed information for IsDB committees, including drafting progress reports and taking minutes. 
  • Support the sector experts, regional hubs, external partners, and project teams in the identification, design, and execution of projects across the LLF portfolio as needed. 
  • Create dashboards for the LLFMU to track and notify stakeholders of upcoming project milestones, deliverables, and deadlines.

ARBM Analysis and Support:

  • Assist the aRBM Specialist in the implementation of the LLF results framework and aRBM systems, including associated processes/procedures and tools that will enable the collection, storage and reporting of data related to all LLFMU activities. 
  • Assist the aRBM specialist in development and maintenance of the LLF data architecture including data collection templates, data mapping, data flows and data governance protocols.
  • Maintain master data repository of fund and project indicators, baselines, targets, and performance data.
  • Support the monitoring of the quality and completeness of data for tracking project performance and evidence-based decision making, identifying, and solving data problems when they arise. 
  • Collect and analyse large and complex data sets utilizing statistical methods to understand the impact of LLF projects and the overall fund on their intended goals.  
  • In coordination with the aRBM Specialist, develop and maintain the LLF data dashboard, reports and visualizations that effectively communicate project and portfolio data insights to internal partners and external stakeholders. 
  • Identify trends and patterns in project-related data and provide data-driven recommendations to the aRBM Specialist, Sector Specialists and Operations Lead.  
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of data analyses and processes, and support initiatives for data integrity and normalization. 
  • Assist the aRBM Specialist in conducting trainings for the technical project/regional hub staff involved in data collection and in the proper use of data collection tools. 
  • Assist in developing and reviewing MU reports to the LLF donors to ensure quality, accuracy, and that they capture the outputs and outcomes as expected. 
  • Automate data workflows, integrations, and transformations between systems like Google Sheets, PowerBI, OMS, and project databases.
  • Conduct quality assurance checks on incoming project data, liaise with PMUs to resolve discrepancies.
  • Perform additional tasks as required by the aRBM Specialist.
  • Coordination, Communication & Follow-Up:
  • Support the Communications Specialist in preparing and managing communication and visibility media materials related to specific projects and/or LLF in general. 
  • Support the coordination with relevant stakeholder departments across the Bank to ensure alignment of LLF activities with current institutional Strategy and policy commitments. 

Knowledge Sharing and Development:

  • Share best practices and identify areas where IsDB and LLFMU can make contributions. 
  • Share knowledge and experience of LLFMU projects with other Units within IsDB and seek opportunities for joint collaborations.  
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge management system/hub to capture and organize information related to LLFMU projects, initiatives, and communication activities.
  • Document lessons learned, success stories, and best practices arising from LLFMU's work, and support their systematic dissemination and accessibility to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Regularly update and enhance knowledge management tools and platforms to facilitate efficient knowledge sharing and collaboration across LLFMU and with other Units within IsDB.
  • Participate in the process of setting Unit and Individual objectives, ensuring alignment with LLFMU's strategic priorities and communication goals.
  • Collaborate with supervisors and team leads to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions as needed to optimize portfolio performance and maximize impact.
  • Deliver trainings and provide support to PMUs, OTLs, and other stakeholders on RBM protocols and using data templates and learning systems.

Academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus. 
  • Proven experience working as a Microsoft Power BI Developer or similar role, with a focus on designing and developing end-to-end Power BI solutions. 
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Power BI platform, including Power Query, Power Pivot, DAX, and Power BI Desktop. 
  • Strong understanding of data modeling concepts and experience in designing efficient and scalable data models for reporting and analytics. 
  • Proficiency in SQL and experience with relational databases, data warehousing, and ETL processes. 
  • Excellent data visualization and dashboard design skills, with a keen eye for creating visually appealing and user-friendly reports. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capability to translate complex business requirements into practical Power BI solutions. 
  • Familiarity with data governance and data quality principles, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and integrity of data in Power BI solutions. 
  • Proficiency in Google Sheets working as a data entry, data store and data mapping tool for PowerBI Dashboards as well as building workflows on top of the same using Google App Scripts. 

Skills & Necessary Knowledge:

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative data analytics skills  
  • Strong computer skills   
  • Strong written and oral communication skills  
  • Team player  
  • Experience with advanced analytics and machine learning concepts, and their integration with Power BI. 
  • Familiarity with other BI tools and technologies, such as Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE). 
  • Knowledge of cloud-based data platforms and services, such as Microsoft Azure 
  • Familiarity with using Google Sheets for Data Mapping file, Masterfile, Primary Data Entry Tool & Data Governance 
  • Demonstrated experience of using PowerBI Platform for Dashboard Development 
  • Demonstrated experience of using Google App Script for ETL Logic and processes 


  • English mandatory
  • French preferred
  • Arabic preferred