Fresher Database Assistant USAID Project Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Database Officer
About US:
Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world,
we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over
adversity and build stronger communities from within. Working in Uganda since
2006, Mercy Corps has applied market-driven solutions to communities across the
country, equipping individuals and households with the knowledge, skills and
confidence to generate improvements in their access to markets, livelihoods,
health, nutrition, and security, in order to improve their overall resilience.
About USAID Project
In October 2017,
Mercy Corps was awarded a 5 year USAID/ Food for Peace- funded program working
in 4 districts in Karamoja (Amudat, Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong), the Apolou
Job Summary:  The Database Assistant 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 Assistant will be responsible
for supporting the Database Officer 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 Assistant may supervise teams of enumerators in data collection, data
analysis, and reporting according to the needs of the Activity. The Database
Assistant 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
  • Work on maintaining participant 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.
  • Generate quality data analysis for reporting and learning purposes
  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated
    guidelines at all times.
  • Develop data collection tools
  • Provide database reports for team leads
  • Perform spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each
  • Provide participant numbers to supervisors as need arises.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support
    of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective,
    efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team
    members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit
    Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to
  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
    accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international
    standards guiding international relief and development work, while
    actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design,
    monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Supervision of enumerators collecting field data as needs arise.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Database Assistant job
    placement hold a Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics, economics,
    social science or related field.
  • One year of experience in a related role
  • Good understanding and skills at data management, data flow and case
  • Strong knowledge of XLSform development and the use of Commcare,
    Ona, ODK and other mobile data collection platforms. Case management
    platforms are preferred
  • 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 preferred.
  • Able to drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not
  • The successful Database Assistant will combine exceptional
    management skills and keen attention to detail.
  • S/he will have an ability to think creatively about operationalizing
    and improving the M&E system of the program.
  • S/he will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and
    capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous
    attention to detail as well as strategic vision are essential.
  • The most successful Mercy Corps staff 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.
  • A good sense of humor and the ability to learn from mistakes also
    goes a long way!
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications online through the Mercy Corps recruitment
portal at the link below.
Deadline: 29th November 2019
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