IT Jobs – Data Manager at Busoga Trust UK

Title: Data Manager
Organisation:  Busoga Trust UK
Development Manager
Busoga Trust:
The Busoga Trust, a UK
based WASH NGO operating mainly in Uganda, is seeking to recruit a Data Manager
to manage the organisation database, source monitoring and impact reporting. 
The Busoga Trust is a UK
based water, sanitation and hygiene NGO operating primarily, but not exclusively,
in Uganda. Started in 1982 it has constructed over 2000 water sources in East
Africa, serving over 1,000,000 people.
The role of the
Data Manager is to manage the data for all our sources, ensuring that it is up
to date and allows the organisation to demonstrate impact effectively.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop
    the database for the whole organisation, including comprehensive details
    of all sources and their condition. Also integrate this data into the
    WaterAid Water Point Mapper.
  • Provide
    all the content for the website from Uganda: weekly updates on all village
    pages from all BT project areas including photos, videos, statistics,
    maps, etc.
  • Line
    manage OutRiders: Coordinate and supervise their activities, resources and
  • Put
    in place a maintenance programme for BT motorbikes, conducted by the
  • Responsible
    for the Water Point Mapper (WPM) spread sheet and online map.
  • Assist
    Project Area Managers in the following;
  • Delivery
    of project activities including field supervision.
  • Office
Skills & Experience:
  • Project
    management skills and the capacity to manage time and workload effectively
    to meet targets.
  • Good
    personal skills i.e. the ability to interact with people of various
    backgrounds with ease.
  • Able
    to absorb information quickly, understand it and then make decisions based
    upon it within a short timeframe.
  • Good
    working knowledge of IT; word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email,
    blog platforms, etc. Some experience in video editing would be useful.
  • Driving
    license (4wd off road experience preferable)
  • Experience
    of working in a developing country is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience
    of communicating with parties in all levels of organisation in a manner
    most appropriate to the party concerned.
  • Experience
    of dealing with external stakeholders, including Government Officials.
  • Highly
    motivated individual, a “self-starter” able to manage their own time,
    coordinate staff and other parties and balance an extensive range of tasks
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Comfortable
    operating independently; entirely self-sufficient with the resourcefulness
    and confidence to resolve situations in isolation.
  • Strong
    planning and problem solving skills.
  • High
    frustration threshold and ability to cope with stress.
to apply:
Please send E-mail applications
with your CV and covering letter to Rob Waugh at with “Data
Manager” in the subject field.
Deadline: 19th
May 2013
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