2 Fresher Data Management Assistant NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Corps
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL)
About US:
Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been
fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an
office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of
Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation
Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in
the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
About DYNAMIC Program:
Working in consortia
with GOAL, VSO and Restless Development, the Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness
and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) program will strengthen systems and facilitate
creation of sustainable economic opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
DYNAMIC’s goal is to increase the number of young people who are in secure
employment or self-employment and to promote agricultural market systems for
youth. DYNAMIC will reach 125,000 out-of-school youth aged 15–24 in nine
districts of northern Uganda over five years. Through a market facilitation
approach, youth already engaged in on-farm activities will move from
subsistence to more productive and profitable farming. DYNAMIC will increase
the employability of youth by facilitating access to demand driven technical
skills, knowledge and market information. In parallel, DYNAMIC will link
agribusinesses and microenterprises to market opportunities and diverse
stakeholders, and ensure they can utilize financial services.
Job Summary:  The Data Management Assistant is a technical
position with responsibilities including implementing all aspects of DYNAMIC
Program’s specifically data lifecycle management. The Data Management
Assistants is key position in program quality assurance, accountability,
documentation and learning within the MEL unit. Data Management Assistant (DMA)
is responsible for data acquisition and capture, data cleansing, data
maintenance, and reporting. The DMA will apply a range of technical and other
skills involving the self-directed application of knowledge gained through
formal studies/qualifications applicable to this level or knowledge and
experience that are determined by the employer as necessary to successfully
carry out the duties of the position. Under broad guidance of MEL
Officer/Specialist and the Program Manager, DMA will supervise enumerators or
researchers during data collections, beneficiaries’ interviews, beneficiaries’
registration/enrolment and validation exercises.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Conduct
data collection using the designated MEL tools.
                    
Real
time data entry while drawing data from the different pathways including Peer
Educators, Private Sector Actors and Vocational Training Institutions.
                    
Data
cleaning for ongoing data collection and verification to ensure retrospective
anomalies are automatically located and removed.
                    
Visits
sites and partners to collect supplementary data, stories and conduct
qualitative research both independently and in teams.
                    
Ensure
accuracy of entered data-comparing it with the existing filing system to make
sure all records are consistent and aligned.
                    
Support
field data collection activities during assessment and surveys.
                    
Conduct
beneficiary/partners interviews and share all learnings as required.
                    
Perform
any other duties as may be assigned by the MEL officer/Specialist or the
Program Manager-DYNAMIC program



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Data Management Assistant job opportunity
should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics, Demography, statistics,
information technology, computer science or closely related field.
                    
One year
of experience in Data Lifecycle Management.
                    
Excellent
knowledge on mobile data collection techniques
                    
Experience
with database administration
                    
Experience
using analytical tools
                    
Ability
to development and optimize queries
                    
Good
knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection and reporting
techniques.
                    
Advanced
knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access.
                    
Knowledge
and skills in designing data bases will be an added advantage.
                    
Must be
fluent both spoken and written English.
                    
The
ideal candidates will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and
effectively with team members of varied work styles and cultures, follow
procedures and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and
problem solving.
                    
S/he
will be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker,
and able to work in difficult and often stressful environments. The most
successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and
accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective
written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
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: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline: 25th April 2019
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