Data Officer Job Careers - Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust (KOPGT)

Job Title:       Data Officer
Organisation: Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust (KOPGT)
Reports to: Credit Manager (CM)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust (KOPGT) supports oil palm farmers in Kalangala to grow oil palm and market the crop for the benefit of the oil palm growers. KOPGT provides long term reliable support to small scale oil palm farmers and out growers’ scheme, Bugala and outlaying Islands in Kalangala District. KOPGT works closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) -Vegetable Oil Development Project Phase two (V0DP2) to achieve its mission of supporting farmers. VODP2 is jointly funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of the Republic of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Data Officer (DO) will support effective functionality of IT systems and provision of IT related services and other communications on IT platforms. The incumbent will also be performing data entry work as part of a larger data processing required for the smooth running of operations of KOPGT.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with the continuous development of short term and long-term IT strategy of KOPGT
  • Provision of technical and operational advice to other members of staff in working with IT dependent systems such as the finance systems
  • The Data Officer will also design data collection tools and entry screens
  • Provide troubleshooting services
  • The jobholder will design, manage and maintain KOPGT website
  • Identification and prioritisation of IT needs on an annual basis
  • Providing software support to staff including requests, and installation
  • Organizes documents; prepares and codes data for entry into computer system.
  • Enters data into system via on-line terminals and other data entry devices; verifies for accuracy and completeness.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Data Officer should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, computer science, statistics or quantitative economics
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar function
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of accounting software systems.
  • Strong team player with proven communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivated with good organizational and analytical ability.
  • Age: Below 40 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan citizens are encouraged to send their updated CVs, cover letters and copies of academic documents via post to:

The General Manager,
Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust (KOPGT),
P.O. Box 39 Kalangala, Uganda.

Deadline: 19th May 2017


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