INGO Jobs – Management Information System/Database Coordinator at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over
90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the
right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to
inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve
immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for
children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being
innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving
results at scale.  In Uganda, we
implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child
Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition
and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers
programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central
regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over
200 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary:  The Management Information System/Database
Coordinator will be responsible for steering the development and managing
Management Information systems for the full spectrum (Development and
Humanitarian) Program of organization. The incumbent will be in charge of creating
databases, maps and systems of information collection, storage and
dissemination to relevant stakeholders. The goal of the effort is to build a
dynamic information management and sharing infrastructure that improves the
planning, coordination and traceability of SCI work in Uganda. In addition, the
person contributes to the design and regular use of GIS and database materials
used for programming. The Coordinator may also be called upon as and when
necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in  Computer Science, Information
Technology, GIS or relevant subject
Prior experience in establishing successful
information and data management systems in complex contexts
Significant experience of working on mapping, data
collection and presentation using mapping technologies such as Arc GIS, GPS,
google earth etc.
Detailed working knowledge of applicable data
management and database computer software (JavaScript APIs, Flex, Microsoft
Excel/Access, SQL server)
Proven experience of competently and effectively
synthesizing and managing large quantities of data.
Expertise in analysis software’s such as SPSS,
STATA, databases, and other analysis software’s.
Past exposure and experience of working with local
partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health,
Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills
are a must.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to
work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds
and cultures.
Ability to intervene with crisis management or
troubleshooting as necessary.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
Proficiency in local language of the area, a must.
Possess a valid riding permit and experience.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs
indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors
submitted to:
addressed to:
The Director of Human Resources
& Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
  • Testimonials/certificates
    should not be attached to applications.
  • Hand
    delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not
    considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 31st July 2015.
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