Library Data Analyst

Website Lubuto Library Partners


Position: Library Data Analyst

Contract Type: Fixed-Term

Location: Lusaka, PHI

Application deadline: Position will remain open until we find the right candidate

Summary: The Library Data Analyst reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for ensuring data on Lubuto library operations is accurately collected and entered into our systems in a timely fashion. Additionally, the Library Data Analyst will work with the LLP team to identify impact, analyze data, provide regular reports to staff, track targets, and create data reports for partners and stakeholders.

About Lubuto Library Partners

LLP’s mission is to demonstrate how a locally owned network of dynamic, free libraries for African children and youth can enable them to develop the knowledge and skills to connect with their culture and community and participate fully in society.  We provide a framework for libraries serving young people, exemplifying public libraries’ unique ability to include children and youth who are highly vulnerable and not in school.  Lubuto libraries support the rights of all young people to equitable education and free expression in safe, accessible and supportive environments.  With five currently operating libraries, the headline figures—over 1.8 million visits by nearly 185,000 children, and an average of 2,500 visits per week to a single library—point to both the extraordinary need and how Lubuto libraries meet it.  LLP is looking for a Library Data Analyst who will be able to measure the impact of our dynamic library services.

Lubuto libraries serve as safe havens for all children and include all three components needed for successful public libraries:

  • comprehensive, balanced collections of highest quality children’s books, technology resources and other educational and enrichment materials;
  • dynamic programming offering education, psychosocial support and self-expression through reading, music, art, drama, computers, mentoring and other activities; and
  • ongoing, targeted outreach that brings young people into their library and brings library services to them.

Lubuto libraries are owned and operated by local community-based organizations whose mission and values align with ours.  Supporting the network of locally owned libraries are an urban library model in Lusaka and a rural library model in Nabukuyu, Southern Province.  The urban Lubuto Model Library, which is situated on grounds provided by Zambia’s education ministry, is a center for education, training, and administration of children’s library services.  The rural Mumuni Model Library is located on land provided by traditional authorities of the area and addresses the unique needs and situation of rural children and youth.

Lubuto’s objectives are to:

  • create open access to child-friendly, culture-specific, expertly-staffed libraries with the highest quality literature for young people
  • support holistic development and advocate for the rights of all children and youth, especially the marginalized
  • provide education for librarians, communities and teachers in public library services for children and youth

Lubuto’s approach is to:

1. identify target community and hosts

2. build library facilities reflecting social, economic and cultural patterns

3. provide great collections & resources

4. establish targeted and innovative programming

5. carry out effective outreach

6. provide education in library services for children and youth

7. monitor and evaluate libraries’ impact for learning and advocacy

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate collection and timely entry of quantitative data into LLP data systems
  • Work with LLP leadership and staff to evaluate the impact of the Lubuto Model on individual, group and community levels on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure that data tools are well understood by library staff through training
  • Support LLP leadership and advisors in streamlining the assessment process for library services
  • Work with relevant LLP team members to develop tools and data collection procedures to effectively track and evaluate organizational performance
  • Provide relevant data summaries to staff with suggestions for actions to improve services developed with LLP leadership and advisors
  • Collect qualitative data through interviews, focus groups, and observation, and provide qualitative input for external communications, e.g. newsletter and blog
  • Support donor reporting for overall performance as well as for specific grants, drawing from the data management system
  • Work with LLP team to develop publicity materials
  • Support administrative tasks and special events as needed


  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences
  • Economics or statistics training is highly desirable
  • Data collection and analysis experience is highly desirable

Experience and Skills:

  • Clearly understands and embraces the mission of Lubuto Library Partners
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, both orally and in writing
  • Is a “self-starter,” driven to develop and maintain systems
  • Organizes and leads efforts, and consistently and proactively follows through and meets deadlines on tasks and goals
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, and demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability
  • Cares deeply about advancing the rights of young people in substantially disadvantaged communities
  • Previous work experience with vulnerable children and youth is desirable
  • Previous work with education, libraries or CSOs is helpful
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel is required and experience with Salesforce is desirable

Position Location:

  • The Library Data Analyst will work out of LLP’s Lusaka office, with regular virtual communications with libraries to monitor data collection, design processes and train staff, and travel to libraries when possible

Compensation and position start:

  • Competitive
  • Position starts immediately

How to apply:

  • Submit your expression of interest in the body of your email detailing why you are a good fit for this job, attaching your resume and three traceable references to [email protected]
  • Include contact information (phone and email) in your application
  • Include “Library Data Analyst” in your email subject line
  • Applications not containing all of the above will not be considered

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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