Fresher Database Assistant NGO Job Careers – Catholic Relief Services, Uganda Program (CRS)

Job Title:            Database Assistant
Catholic Relief Services, Uganda Program (CRS)
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to:    ICT4D Officer
Grade: 4
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to
assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart
of our mission and operations. We welcome you as a part of our staff and as
partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and
our commitment to serving those in need.
CRS has worked in
Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese
refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming
to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’
projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, health, microfinance, peace building
and youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local
organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations
and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.
CRS is leading a
consortium of 7 implementing and technical partners to run a five-year
USAID/FFP funded $35 million program called Nuyok to build resilience to
shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for
vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja – Abim, Nakapiripirit,
Nabilatuk and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated
58,126 households. Nuyok seeks to strengthen governance and gender equity,
community capacity to manage shocks and stresses, traditional and diversified
livelihood opportunities and nutrition and health (including improved water,
sanitation and hygiene (WASH)) of pregnant and lactating women (PLW), adolescent
girls and children under two years of age (CU2). At the end of the program,
sustainable results will include empowered, resilient, healthy families;
responsive, inclusive governance; and a vibrant private sector that engages
smallholders at every level.
Job Summary:
You will provide
service in the day-to-day maintenance of the MEAL systems database for the
Nuyok project and will support the project team and partners in its relevant
Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) needs in
support of the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) mission to serve the poor and
Your service and
technical skills will contribute to improving the project impact.
You will provide
service in the day-to-day maintenance delivery of responsive, effective and efficient
project administrative activities in support of the Catholic Relief Services’
(CRS) mission to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will provide consistent and
high-quality service and contribute to the proper stewardship of project
resources to help ensure operational effectiveness in support of high-quality programming.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
and help in the design and development of the Nuyok database. Troubleshoot and communicate
issues to contribute to ensuring optimal performance.
technical support to requests from the Nuyok staff team in relation to the MEAL
systems database and ICT4D hardware, software and associated peripherals;
support requests and document their outcome to facilitate the resolution of
common queries;
provide information to the teams on the progress of outstanding support
the implementation processes to ensure consistent uptake and utilization of the
ICT4D system across sectors;
and support the work of enumerators, data entry clerks, and interns (when

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Education and Experience
ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in
statistics, computer science, software engineering, information management or a
related field;
 Minimum of two years’ experience in database
management, ideally with an international NGO;
in creating data visualization dashboards (e.g. Reporting services, Access,
Zoho Reports, Dundas Dashboards, PowerBI etc.);
in database management packages (e.g. Microsoft Access and SQL Server);
in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) required.
Personal Skills
analytical skills with focus on detail
 Ability to work effectively under stressful
 Good technical writing skills
 Presentation, facilitation, training,
mentoring, and coaching skills
resourceful and results-oriented
Required/Desired Language:
in oral and written English with ability to write technical reports required.
Fluency in oral Karimojong preferred.
Required Travel:
Extensive travels
within Karamoja; 40-50% within DFSA implementation areas
Key Working Relationships:
Supervision: None
Internal: Learning
Technical Manager, Nuyok project staff, other CRS MEAL and IT staff.
External: Partner
Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in
the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff
member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
• Trusting
• Professional
• Partnership
• Accountability
Disclaimer: This job
description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and
responsibilities associated with the position.
By applying to this
job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all
people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse,
exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a
successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and
my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors
related to the above safeguarding-related topics CRS’ talent acquisition
procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults
from abuse and exploitation.
How to apply:
To apply, please
follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application will NOT be considered:
 Email a cover letter and CV only to
Large files and/or
scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line
of the email, copy and paste – DATABASEASSISTANT.
All applications
that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.
CRS is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
Deadline: 29th
October 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
at 5:00pm.
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