Fresher Database Assistant US Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps


Organization: Mercy

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Database Officer

About US:

Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been
fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an
office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of
Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management
Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the
northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.

Job Summary:  The Database Assistant will work with the
Mercy Corps Apolou Activity team as well as our local partner organizations to
oversee and ensure the collection of quality M&E data for the program. The
Database Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Database Officer to
oversee the monitoring and data collection of the project, lead regular and
annual field based household and group interviews, analyze data to provide
insight to project team, and contribute to report writing. S/he will ensure that
performance monitoring and results reporting tools and processes across the
entire program are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized
between the Activity sites. The Database Assistant may supervise teams of
enumerators in data collection, data analysis, and reporting according to the
needs of the Activity. The Database Assistant will be an integral member of the
Activity team learning and reflection processes, leading discussion on
beneficiary feedback.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with the Apolou team and local partners, to ensure
    effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and
  • Work on maintaining participant tracking systems, with a primary
    focus on providing high quality data to program teams.
  • Proactively work to contribute in the development and improvement of
    the system’s functionality, enhancing data quality, and identifying areas
    of improvement well in time
  • Work closely with program teams in devising new ways, and processes
    to improve efficiency of data collection processes, and quality of
    collected data.
  • Generate quality data analysis for reporting and learning purposes
  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated
    guidelines at all times.
  • Develop data collection tools
  • Provide database reports for team leads
  • Perform spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each
  • Provide participant numbers to supervisors as need arises.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Finance &
Compliance Management

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to
    food security programming.


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as
    determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment
    and are aware of policies.


  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support
    of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective,
    efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team
    members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit
    Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Mercy Corps Database Assistant job must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in management, statistics, economics, social science or
    related field.
  • One year of experience in a related role
  • Good understanding and skills at data management, data flow and case
  • Strong knowledge of XLSform development and the use of Commcare,
    Ona, ODK and other mobile data collection platforms. Case management
    platforms are preferred
  • Experience in data visualization and dashboard creation
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office
    applications expert knowledge of Excel is required, SQL is preferred
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet
    deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken
    N’Karamojong preferred.
  • Able to drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy
Corps Uganda to:

Deadline: 10th July 2019

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