Fresher NGO Data Officer Job – Save the Children International

Job Title:      Data Officer, Air Device
Organisation: Save the
Children International
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 240 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 Data
Officer, Air Device will support Save the Children by ensuring and maintaining
an accurate and up to date project data base of data on effectiveness of
Newborn Resuscitation and MNH activities in target facilities, including
providing training and ongoing support for project and partner staff to ensure
timely and quality data collection and reporting; participation in production
of project periodic reports, compiling project progress performance reports
against set targets. The position holder may also be called upon as and when
necessary to provide support in humanitarian responses.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Data
Officer, Air Device job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer
sciences, or statistics or records and archives management.  Additional training in biostatistics or
professional data management courses, MIS and DHIS2, is an added advantage
A minimum of two years’ experience in conducting
Research work in health related programming in Uganda (preferably with an
International or national NGO).
Extensive knowledge of research methods and ethical
Previous experience in conducting interviews in a
research setting with quantitative and Qualitative data collection preferred.
Prior experience in working with District Local
Government on health programs with a focus improving reporting for HMIS using
Prior experience in research methods, data
collection and analysis.
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.
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.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
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
Plot 68/70,
Kira Road,
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and
are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 20th November 2015
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