Several USAID Data Clerk Job Placements – Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Organisation: Send a Cow
(SAC) UK
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Send a Cow (SAC) was founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives,
by helping African families and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their
produce and develop small businesses that last. They have provided livestock,
seeds, training and ongoing support, to help over a million lives and their
families that live in abject poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently
constitutes Country Programmes in seven African countries plus the UK and USA,
together with a Group Executive which is based in the UK.
About USAID SOCY Project:
Send a Cow (SAC) will be implementing Sustainable Outcomes for Children
and Youth in Central and Western Uganda over the next five years. The Project
will improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of
vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect to a
minimum of 625,000 children and 101,500 households in 17 districts in central
and western Uganda.  The Project is being
implemented by a consortium of partner consisting of CRS being the lead,
Futures Group, ANPPCAN, TPO and ACODEV.
Job Summary: The Data Clerk
will plan with a view to tracking and documenting lessons learnt and quality
compliance of the project. The incumbent will also ensure quality, strengthen
agent capacity on data collection, ensure design of appropriate data collection
tools, collect, enter and clean data, store, and retrieve project data from the
project officers as well as directly from the youth, orphanMs and their
caregivers in the project area. Using recommended software, the Data Clerk will
process and analyse data and generate appropriate reports to his/her
supervisor.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare raw ata and sort documents / data
    sheets for the purpose of data entry.To do this, he/she has to
    cross-verify each and every data before entering.
  • Establish entry priorities by maintaining
    understanding of what data needs to be entered first.
  • Check source documents against entered
    data to ensure data integrity at every stage.
  • The Data Clerk will check to make sure
    that accurate data has been entered into prescribed database software and
    review data for deficiencies, if any.
  • The incumbent will also eecure entered
    information by creating data backups on a periodic basis.
  • Confer with supervisor regarding
    incomplete information and resolve discrepancies by using standard
    procedures or return incomplete documents to the team leader for
    resolution.
  • Respond to information access and
    retrieval requests from authorized officersat the right time in the right
    reporting style.
  • Offer support in developing and
    maintaining improved records within the database system.
  • Prepare and submit automated data entry
    and integration reports when requested.
  • Generate statistical reports based on
    maintained data on a periodic basis.
  • Test new database systems by performing
    mock data entry tasks.
  • Suggest and/or initiate the most effective
    and efficient data management systems for specific project needs.
  • Communicate with project managers and
    maintain proper information flow and have general project awareness and
    necessary information. Additionally, coordinate data collection processes
    and with managers for generating necessary reports, understanding
    important and key project information, and prioritizing data sets.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing
    related results as needed.
  • Maintain and protect operations by keeping
    information confidential.
     
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID SOCY
    Data Clerk job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Statistics from a reputable university.
  • Working knowledge of database designing
    and maintenance is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    data entry, analysis and reporting in savings-led microfinance models
    (e.g. Village Savings and Loans Associations – VSLA; Savings for Change,
    CO-SAVE, SILC, etc), Producer Business Associations, and Area Cooperative
    Enterprises (ACE).
  • Experienced use of data entry and
    processing software (packages) e.g. EpiData, SPSS, STATA and ATLAS
  • Proven data entry working experience
  • Typing speed and accuracy at least 40
    words in a minute
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word,
    spreadsheets, and data programs
  • Trustworthy with an eye for detail
  • Analyzing Information
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills
  • Excellent analytical and data
    interpretation skills
  • Ability to operate under tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle project operations,
    client confidence, and protect confidential information
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to submit the following documents as they
apply:
Send the completed documents to: applications@sendacow.org
Deadline: 3rd
February, 2017 by 5:00 PM
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