Data Management Jobs – Information Specialist – Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion)

Job Title:        Information Specialist

Organisation: Handicap
International (Humanity & Inclusion)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: MEAL

Starting Salary: UGX 3,601,199 monthly gross

About Us:

International (Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid
and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion,
conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help
meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect
for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by
the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire
to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where
everyone can live in dignity.

About WISH2ACTION Project:

project will demand a strong M&E system, coupled with an important data and
information management, across the 6 countries involved in the project.

Under the line
management of the WISH MEAL Manager of the Multiple Country Coordination (MC²),
the WISH Information specialist MC² will be responsible for the establishment
of systems and procedures in order to improve information management and data
analysis across all countries of the WISH2ACTION project.

Job Summary:  The Information Specialist will support the
MEAL Manager with information and data management in line with the MEAL
strategy that will be developed by the MEAL manager, HI existing tools and
procedures, as well as donor and reporting requirements. He/she will provide
solutions on data management regarding specific data collection tools such as
Washington group questionnaire or any other tool that will be used on the Wish

He/she will manage
data collection and analysis and provide analysis for reporting and learning
purposes. In order to meet his/her duties, the information specialist will be
working closely with the Wish technical manager and MEAL officers from the 6
countries involved in the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

System Design and
To ensure that the
Information system and data collection system allows HI and the Wish countries
to achieve the results and to provide all the necessary information to

  • Assessment of HI Information Management tools  and identify areas where improvements
    are required for the needs of the WISH project and donor requirements.
  • Design and implementation of the information management structure of
    the WISH project in line with the MEAL strategy and the reporting
  • Design of Mobile Data Collection system and required forms.

Data Management and
To ensure needed
data are collected from the 6 WISH countries, provide analysis and reports in
line with the reporting requirements.

  • Activities:
  • Contribute to the definition and implementation of a fluid and
    consistent reporting system, automatizing process, reviewing and creating
    templates and defining the flow process.
  • Integrate the different data sources into a programmatic data base,
    including mapping, to ease the decision making process, reporting,
    indicators follow up, statistics accountability, and monitoring of
    operational activities.
  • Regularly review and update official forms as per the need of
    activities in consultation with the MEAL Manager and the technical
  • Perform data analysis and compile data from the 6 countries upon
    request, especially donor reports.
  • Complete additional tasks assigned by the Humanitarian Operations
    Coordinator, Chief of Operations, or MEAL Coordinator.
  • Follow-up of Mobile Data Collection system and data collection /

Support to project
 To ensure field teams in the 6 Wish countries
are equiped with the relevant information system and to provide them with
adequate support in data collection strategies and tools.

  • Provide support to M&E officers of the 6 countries involved in
    the project on data and information management.
  • Support to M&E officers on Mobile Data Collection.
  • Insure that databases are developed in line with the MEAL strategy,
    that data are collected and encoded in line with the MEAL strategy and
    execute quality checks on collected data.

Respect of HI
identity, rules and policies:
coordination with the Human resources manager and the Field coordinator:

  • Know, understand, apply and respect HI code of conduct and ethics,
    HI mandate and values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies
    (child protection policy, policy and mechanism for the prevention of and
    fight against bribery, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual
    exploitation and abuse policy) and make sure they are known, understood,
    applied and respected by its team.
  • Know, understand, apply and respect HI security rules and make sure
    they are known, understood and applied by her/his team.
  • Regular refresher training are organize

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International (Humanity &
    Inclusion) Information Specialist job must hold a  Bachelor’s
    degree in IT, Information Management, Data Processing, Geography/GIS or
    any other related field
  • At least five years of experience managing and implementing
    Information and data collection systems in development or  humanitarian contexts
  • Experienced with Mobile Data Collection systems
  • Previous experience in working with Washington Group tools , DFID
    and Key Performance Indicator approach is preferred
  • Fundamental understanding of the project cycle management
  • Experience in SRHR and disability inclusion
  • Fundamental understanding of the project cycle management

Personal Competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to handle complex issues.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct, understandable
  • Well organized and ability to plan work accordingly
  • Good Team Player. 
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Innovative and problem solving skills

Starting Date: 1st August

How to Apply:

If you feel you meet
the requirements please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three
professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter to
HR department at with the subject: Info Specialist

Deadline: 30th June 2019 

NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any efforts to influence the
recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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