Highly Educated Statistical Operational Analyst

Serial No: 11724
Skills keywords: analysing, conceptualizing and brainstorming, demographics and statistics
Current location:  Gauteng, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Spoken languages: english

Career Summary

2013 – date AC NIELSEN, Johannesburg, SA

Statistical Operational Analyst, Measurement Sciences

• Prioritizing workload and managing time to perform a diverse range of tasks, including compiling detailed reports for timely submission, analyzing data and constructing pivot tables/charts for statistical releases

• Diligently proof reading all documents produced to ensure consistently high levels of accuracy, additionally, fulfilling responsibility for sample design, data cleaning, editing and analysis

• Utilizing strong communication and interpersonal skills to establish excellent working relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels, ensuring prompt and professional responses to all user requests

2010 – 2013 STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA, Pretoria, SA

2011 – 2013 Assistant Demographer, Health and Vital Statistics

• Producing comprehensive reports as required, analyzing data, constructing pivot tables/charts for statistical releases and diligently proof reading documents to ensure accuracy

• Designing questionnaires in accordance with specified requirements, quality checking releases, preparing reports and confidently delivering presentations detailing findings

• Researching papers for various conferences and participating in special projects in collaboration with key stakeholders such as MRC, Department of Home Affairs and the National Department of Health

• Responding to special data requests from users/stakeholders and pro-actively pursuing opportunities for continued professional development

Previous experience:


2012 (Jun – Oct) Assistant Demographer, Census

2010 Intern

Education & Qualifications

MA: Demography and Population Studies

The University of the Witwatersrand, 2013

BA (Hons): Demography and Population Studies

The University of the Witwatersrand, 2009

BA: Bachelor of Arts

The University of Witwatersrand, 2007

Certificate: SAS Customised Applied Analytics (Enterprise Guide)

SAS Education, 2010

Certificate: SAS Advanced Analytics

SAs Education, 2010

Certificate: SAS Programming I: Essentials

SAS Education, 2010

Certificate: Survey Methodology

Modules include: Research Design; Questionnaire design; Sampling; Analysis; Report Writing and Presenting

Michigan State University and Statistics South Africa, 2010

IEB Matriculation: Secondary Education

St. Barnabus College, 2001

Professional Development

 Introduction to Statistics, Statistics South Africa, 2010

 National Statistics System, Statistics South Africa, 2010

 Survey Quality Training, Statistics South Africa, 2010

 Basic Sampling, Statistics South Africa, 2010

 Introduction to Demography, Statistics South Africa, 2010

 MS Office 2003 – PowerPoint/Word, Statistics South Africa, 2010

 Presentation Skills, Statistics South Africa, 2010


 Frank Andrews Fellowship Award, University of Michigan, 2011

 National Research Foundation (NRF) Award, 2007

 Post Graduate Merit Award, Wits University, 2007

 Certificate of First Class; International and Regional Organizations, 2006

 Letter of achievement; Researching Social Life (SOCL 306), 2006

Research Reports

 Barkley, A.K. “Gender Based Violence and Unintended Pregnancy in Zimbabwe”, A Research Report submitted to the School of Social Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Master of Arts in the field of Demography and Population Studies for the year 2013

 Barkley, A.K. “Independent Dependence: Welfare Status of Women”, Honours Statistics Research Report for the course STATS 4013: Statistical Research Design and Analysis (2008)

 Barkley, A.K and De Wet, N.C. “Hallowed Clubbing”, 3rd Year Sociology Research Report for the course SOCL 306: Researching Social Life (2006)

Positions of Responsibility

 Secretary, Population Association of South Africa (PASA), 2010 – 2011

 Acting Secretary, Population Association of South Africa (PASA), May – Aug 2010

 Secretary, Student Representative Council (SRC), St. Barnabas College, 2001


 General Member, Population Association of South Africa (PASA), current

 Alumni, University of Witwatersrand, current

Key I.T. Skills

 Microsoft Office Suite  Internet and email

 Windows XP/Windows 7

 SuperCross (Foundation and Advanced)  Statistical programs: R; CS Pro; STATA; SAS; SPSS and SQL

Personal Details

Languages: English (mother tongue) and Afrikaans