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DATA MANAGER /12/2021

Description

AMURT is implementing a 5-year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and DREAMS project in Kilifi and Mombasa. The project seeks to increase use of quality county-led health and social services in alignment with Kenya’s HIV and child protection policy frameworks, Kenya national action plan for children 2015-2022 and Kenya minimum OVC Quality service standards.Responsibilities

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Data management (Data collection, Validation, analysis, aggregation and interpretation)

  • Provide technical oversight to data collection and collation activities for the Project.
  • Ensure that all Tujitegemee Databases and information systems are updated on a timely basis with quality data.
  • Run relevant reports from the different databases and systems and provide indicator reports for project use.
  • Provide guidance in data analysis using appropriate statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, Advanced excel among others) and consolidate data factsheets for use during learning forums, reporting and management decision making.
  • Ensure verification, validation, review of results reported and presentation of findings
  • Provide guidance in the filling and storage of data in recommended document libraries/platforms (both online and physical as required)
  • support the use of technology for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning including gathering of GIS coordinates for project site locations and development of service maps.

Project Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Systems Set up

  • Support in the development of the MEAL plan in liaison with the MEAL specialist
  • Provide support in the implementation of a data management plan to ensure optimal project data quality, authenticity and accuracy including periodic data quality assessments, data cleaning and verification before reporting to the donor.
  • In collaboration with the technical team help to develop data collection tools/ templates and other monitoring tools
  • Support the digitization of all data collection tools and questionnaires during periodic surveys.
  • Develop a system (both manual and digital) to track and manage community defined indicators and feedback received from the community feedback and accountability mechanisms
  • Provide guidance in the review and implementation of data management systems including data security, analysis plan, dissemination aids, templates and SOPs.
  • Support the establishment and operationalization of a digital data management system and beneficiary tracking and graduation system and databases for OVC and AGYW as appropriate
  • Support the roll out and ensure proper functioning of the CPIMS, DATIM, the DREAMs Database and other project data solutions.
  • Identify any system issues, support trouble shooting and maintenance of the systems.

Capacity building10%

  • Support review, and strengthen capacity of DCS, and LIPs to effectively collect, store, retrieve, use, and transmit data to inform program decisions.
  • Coordinate the development of system related capacity building plans for staff and partners.
  • Capacity building of project staff and partners on database use, data management, analysis, and reporting.
  • Facilitate data validation in technical working groups and during learning and reflection forums
  • Provide guidance on partner/stakeholder data and information sharing and dissemination protocols for authorized data as stipulated in partnership agreements
  • Facilitate the use of project data by partners, staff, and other stakeholders to inform decision-making and to identify lessons learned and promising practices

Collaboration and Partner engagements 5%

  • Participate and represent Tujitegemee project in data management technical working groups, including CPIMS technical working group.
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Qualifications

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Demography, Statistics, Data management, Computer Science/Information technology, Information Systems Management, or related field; a relevant master’s degree would be an added advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics or related field; a Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • At least seven years of relevant professional experience in project-level data management, including development of data flow maps, data collection tools, reporting forms, and project databases. Master s will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum six years’ practical experience in M&E system coordination/ implementation in a large international non-governmental organization or other international relief/development body.
  • Experience in working on donor funded programs and MEAL experience in “OVC/DREAMS” with USAID and other multilateral donor funded projects is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of technical principles, concepts and current approaches in MEAL.
  • Excellent knowledge of SPSS and EPI Info. and/or other statistical analysis package (SAS, STATA, R)
  • Excellent understanding of database design and development, database programming (in Access, SQL).
  • Experience in DATIM, DHIS & CPIMS, including knowledge of OVC MER indicators and data collection tools is mandatory.
  • Experience in using mobile-data collection and management software (e.g. ODK, Commcare, I-form builder, Kobo, RR collect) is required
  • Knowledge of data visualization and business information software such as Tableau and Power BI will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytic and computer skills; skilled in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access; and high-level IT skills including computer programming
  • Skills in developing project M&E databases desired.
  • Ability to work with large datasets.
  • Ability to work and deliver under intense pressure.

Contacts

All applicants should urgently email a letter of application, CV, certificates and relevant testimonials to jobs@amurtafrica.org by 20th December  2021. indicating current and expected Salary. Candidates should clearly indicate the position applied for and its Reference number DATA MANAGER /12/2021 as the email subject. Interview will be done on a rolling basis and Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

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