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Sep 12, 2017

DSW Data Assistant NGO Job in Kenya

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) is an international development organisation that focuses on the needs and potential of the largest youth generation in history. 

We are committed to creating demand for and access to health information, services and supplies, and to securing their right for a brighter future. 

We achieve this by engaging in advocacy, capacity development, and family planning initiatives, which make sure the youth of today are empowered to lead healthy and self-determined lives. 

With our headquarters in Hannover, Germany, DSW maintains four country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as liaison offices in Berlin and Brussels.
For more information, please see www.dsw.org

DSW seeks to recruit a data assistant to be based at the coast region with frequent travels to Kilifi and Kwale counties.  

This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.  

The Data Assistant is responsible for ensuring   quality in service provision, data collection, cleaning, Management and analysis. It will involve interaction with community and health facility data for reproductive, maternal and child health as well as HIV/ AIDS. 

S/he is responsible for correctly reporting data according to the USAID guidelines and ensuring compliance in the use of relevant data tools
Areas of responsibility for the position include:
  • Ensure that program data from field sites have been verified and entered in the respective programmatic databases in a timely manner, correctly and accurately ready for analysis and Reports generation.
  • Participate in identifying training needs and capacity building for project staff and partners.
  • Provide support for data collection, analysis, dissemination, and use to the project staff
  • Participate in routine data quality exercises with the project coordinator
  • Identify and immediately notify the M&E coordinator of any issues with incorrect, questionable data reported to the project. 
  • Participate with M&E Team to provide technical support to program staff in the area of M&E;
  • Ensure that appropriate, data collection tools are available in all supported facilities and implementing partners and maintain clear, updated tracking record of tools;
  • Ensure that project data tallies with county data;
  • Perform data quality checks on regular schedule and with methods agreed with M & E officer
  • Assist in data cleaning, aggregation and basic data analysis as directed by the M&E officer Participate in regular Routine Data Quality audits.
  • Work together with M&E Team to provide regular, scheduled feedback to project staff.
  • Perform other program related duties as required by the supervisor from time to time.
  • Degree in statistics, mathematics, social sciences or community development.  
  • Two years’ experience in RMCH or HIV/AIDS programming
  • Solid experience in data quality exercises and data entry.
  • Proficiency in MS-Excel
  • Training and capacity building skills.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and to proactively identify and address data issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
How to Apply

If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your monthly remuneration expectations) with the reference “Data Assistant. clearly indicated in the email subject line to: [email protected]

Deadline for application: September 24th, 2017
Ideal start date: Immediate
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

DSW is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process.

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