Melaine Nsaikila

Senior Data Analyst

Nsaikila Melaine Nyuyfoni is a Fulbright Scholar (2013 – 2015) and serves as a Senior Data Analyst at Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa.

Melaine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of Buea, Cameroon and a Master of Arts degree in Economics at Western Illinois University, USA. He has over 7 years of experience in the non-profit and research sectors. He began his professional career as a volunteer programs coordinator at CENDEP, Limbe Cameroon

Upon completing his graduate studies, Melaine joined the Nkafu Policy Institute, think tank at the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation as a Senior Policy Analyst and Economic Research Lead. Among other achievements in this position, he authored several policy briefs, championed numerous research projects and facilitated a number of policy discussions engaging the public, private sector leaders and policymakers.

Following his approximately two years at the Nkafu Policy Institute, Melaine joined the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia as a Researcher and Data Analyst, working principally on the Institut Pan-Africain pour l’Education pour Developpement (IPED) and Status of the African Youth Report (SoAYR) projects at the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology.

In addition to his duties at eBASE Africa, Nsaikila Melaine is also an Economist / Data Consultant for Numbers and People Synergy (NAPS), an International research firm whose main mission is to inform the development of cohesive, practical and impactful social development policies and programs that empower decision-makers worldwide to deliver solutions to real-world social problems for their communities. NAPS’ clients include the AUC, UNDP, and the Commonwealth.

Melaine’s competencies include project management and coordination, policy analysis, applied and operations research, and programming for data analysis. In addition to his Master’s degree, Melaine is a Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 and an IBM Data Science Professional Certificate holder.