Business Intelligence Analyst

Proximity Finance

Proximity Finance

IT, Operations, Data Science
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

Proximity Designs provides income-boosting products and services to hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers in Myanmar every year. As the organization continues to support rural families through the challenging political, economic and health crises, access to high quality information and analysis is increasingly important. As a member of the Data Analytics team, you will be part of the exciting journey of bringing top-tier analytics to one of the biggest and most well-known agriculture social enterprises in the world. You will be supported and mentored by highly talented team members to integrate our data systems, build automated dashboards, and conduct advanced analysis to bring valuable insights that will be used for decision-making across the organization.

Once You’re Here, You Will:

  • Provide sophisticated and user-friendly analysis for respective business units/teams upon requests.
  • Perform query and dashboard updates and take charge in monitoring data quality and consistency issues across different data sources.
  • Become familiar with the granular level data across the organization and have deep understanding of data collection and management procedures as well as the general organizational trends to provide analytical support to the relevant business unit leaders.


  • Organized Detail-oriented: You are able to structure your workload in an efficient manner and are able to pay close attention to details to effectively monitor data collection and management across different functional teams.
  • Analytical Skills: Comfort with basic statistics (summary statistics, significance tests), relational database concepts, and critical thinking. You might not have all the technical skills required but you have a knack for thinking analytically and are comfortable using graphs and charts to tell stories and insights.
  • Technical Skills: Familiar with SQL scripts; advanced skills in Excel/Google Sheets including pivot tables,lookup functions, and nested formulas. Experience with data visualization and analysis tools like power query, DAX, Power BI, Tableau, R or Python is highly preferred.
  • Ambitious Learner: Motivated and driven young professional who is excited to take on new challenges and not afraid to learn new skills in order to tackle whatever challenges come your way. Ready to take ownership of the role and find new insights and problems without waiting to be told.
  • Team Player: Able to collaborate and take constructive feedback from team members. Able to bring unique perspectives and skill sets to contribute to dynamic and supportive team culture. Willing to go out of the way to support data analysts and others in the organization to help them solve problems.
  • Bilingual: Fluency in Burmese and English to be able to write and speak clearly with the rest of the team.
  • Passion for Impact: Passionate about the prospect of working to bring innovative data analytics solutions to the organization and supporting the rest of the organization to better serve low-income farmers in Myanmar.

In Return…

You’ll earn a competitive salary, with medical benefits, and incredible opportunities to develop your career. You can expect an annual impact bonus and an amazing office with talented, forward-thinking people.

And, ultimately, you’ll have the opportunity to change lives in Myanmar for the better, while doing groundbreaking work.

About Proximity

Proximity Designs is tackling globally important issues at the nexus of climate change, deep poverty, food insecurity, inequality and political conflict. We do this by helping hundreds of thousands of rural people care for their soils, grow more food, earn better incomes and build resilience against climate change. We address a critical government and market failure, by designing and delivering products and services needed to make farming families more productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable. We offer our low-income customers a suite of innovative and affordable farm solutions such as micro-irrigation systems, bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides, soil health testing kits, on-call crop protection services and farm loans.

Over the past 19 years, we’ve generated USD 782 million in additional income for 1.2 million poor farming households across rural Myanmar. With this income increase, farmers can invest in their future: education for their children, more nutritious food, better healthcare and investments in their farms or other village enterprises.