Database Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job Title:     Database Officer
Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international
non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development
programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda
since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja
sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to
address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the
root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include
the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID,
Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US
Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Job Summary: The
Database Officer will work with the Mercy Corps Apolou Activity team as well as
our local partner organizations to oversee and ensure the collection of quality
M&E data for the program. The Database Officer will be responsible for
supporting the MEL Advisor to oversee the monitoring and data collection of the
project, lead regular and annual field based household and group interviews,
analyze data to provide insight to project team, and contribute to report
writing. S/he will ensure that performance monitoring and results reporting
tools and processes across the entire program are in place, effectively
implemented and well synchronized between the Activity sites. The Database
Officer may supervise teams of enumerators in data collection, data analysis,
and reporting according to the needs of the Activity. The Database officer will
be an integral member of the Activity team learning and reflection processes,
leading discussion on beneficiary feedback.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work
    closely with the Apolou team and local partners, to ensure effective
    monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and results.
  • Work
    closely on designing and maintaining beneficiary tracking systems, with a
    primary focus on providing high quality data to program teams.
  • Proactively
    work to contribute in the development and improvement of the system’s
    functionality, enhancing data quality, and identifying areas of
    improvement well in time
  • Work
    closely with program teams in devising new ways, and processes to improve
    efficiency of data collection processes, and quality of collected data.
  • Responsible
    for the activity dashboard, data visualization and dissemination of data
    to all activity teams on a consistent basis
  • Work
    closely with program teams in identifying and developing robust data
    collection processes using online data collection platforms.
Finance & Compliance
Ensure compliance
with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security programming.
  • Ensure
    compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
  • Proactively
    ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Database Officer job placement should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics, economics, social
    science or related field.
  • Three
    years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of nutrition, food
    security, agricultural livelihoods or value chain development programs.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding and skills at data management, data flow and
    case management
  • Strong
    knowledge of XLSform development and the use of Commcare, Ona, ODK and
    other mobile data collection platforms. Case management platforms are
  • Previous
    experience in data visualization and dashboard creation
  • Strong
    computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications expert knowledge
    of Excel is required, SQL is preferred
  • Demonstrated
    attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work
    independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong
    team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.
  • Fluent
    in both spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken N’Karamojong
  • Able
    to drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover
letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three
professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates
addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to:
Deadline:  17th January 2018
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