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Sep 19, 2017

Non-Profit Firm Database & Data Applications Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting for a Database & Data Applications Officer for one of our clients in Nairobi.  The hiring company is a non- profit firm that deals with farm produce to ensure food security in Africa.

Classification: B3 (potential to grow to B2)

Location: Nairobi

Contract duration / type: 1 year with annual extensions expected
Job Description
Objective 1: Database Development & Maintenance

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:
  • Work with PC (McKnight) and R&E Officer to identify database requirements and implementation plan for its development. Support PC (McKnight) in piloting/testing/getting feedback.
  • Lead coding, maintenance and querying of data from database once implemented.
  • Training colleagues in how to input and extract data, managing data entry and data manipulation in the database.
  • Support data-entry functions during periods of peak activity.
  • Provide weekly updates (and others as requested) to R&E Officer and Program Coordinators on status of data entry in the database, identifying missing data.
  • Work with PC (McKnight) to develop templates for routine analysis of incoming program monitoring activity and evaluation data and then provide routine data analysis to the R&E Officer and PCs.
  • Setting up and testing new database and data handling systems and tools and templates for data entry, storage and querying.
  • Developing protocols for data processing in consultation with the R&EO.
  • Understanding the table structure within the database and monitoring efficiency then proposing how to tune database and optimize efficiency.
  • Backing up and recovering data held within the database.
  • Trouble shooting data-related issues and identifying root cause of problems then proposing and implementing solutions.
Objective 2: Development of Data Applications to Facilitate Data Collection, Data Entry and Data Querying

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:
  • Work with Data Users to draft paper-based templates to facilitate data collection, entry and querying.
  • Use data application software, such as Kobo Collect, ODK or equivalent to develop applications for data-management.
  • Pilot, adapt and role-out use of Data Applications by staff.
  • Regularly gather feedback from staff and management on how tools are being used, look for opportunities for ongoing improvement and make appropriate suggestions on changes or improvements to Data Management tools/processes.
Objective 3: Data Presentation

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:
  • Consider needs of the different audiences for data being collected.
  • Work with R&E Officer and PC McKnight to propose tools for effective presentation of data to best address those needs.
  • Draft templates of tables, images, graphics, maps etc.
  • Identify appropriate software or applications to support routine conversation of raw data into well-presented data according to templates.
  • Routinely provide data to specific target audiences presented in an easy-to-interpret method using agreed templates as stated above.
Internal and external relationships

  • Program Coordinator (McKnight)
  • Reporting and Evaluation Officer
  • Program officers/ coordinators
  • Data Assistants
  • Communications
  • Country Director
  • Database experts
  • Application experts
  • Data presentation experts
REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES (which reports/documentation does this role produce)
  • Tools for data entry
  • Tools for data storage
  • Tools for data querying
  • Tools for presentation of data
  • Tables, images, graphics etc showing well presented data
  • Routine updates on data entered in database against targets
  • Diploma or Degree in relevant subject
  • Short courses in database systems and/or data applications
Essential Skills and Experience
  • Knowledge of ‘relational database management systems’ (RDBMS), ‘object oriented database management systems’ (OODBMS) and XML database management systems.
  • Proficiency in structured query language (SQL)
  • MS Word & Excel – intermediate+
  • Familiarity with data applications for data entry, including ODK and/or Kobo Collect
  • Experience with database software/web applications.
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to maintain good relationships with field and office staff
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of technology.
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Understanding of project cycles & donor needs.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Use of data presentation tools.
Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to [email protected] marking the subject as “3057”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3057 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Wednesday, 27 September 2017

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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