Data & Systems Manager NGO Jobs – Spark MicroGrants


Job Title:    Data & Systems Manager

Organisation: Spark MicroGrants

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: USD $1,500 – $1,900 per month dependent on experience


About US:

Spark MicroGrants believes in a world where everyone lives with dignity and determines their own positive future. For nearly ten years, Spark MicroGrants has been pioneering a new approach to international aid. We believe in local solutions and catalyzing rural villages facing poverty into action.


At the heart of Spark’s model, the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP), are ‘town-hall’ style weekly meetings, in which women and men plan together for their community’s future. Each village democratically elects a leadership committee, establishes a village savings account, and launches a project of their choice. Members receive weekly training on financial management and transparency, accountable leadership, village planning, and advocacy. Each village then receives US$8,000 in seed funds to turn project ideas into reality and receives an additional two years of management support. Over 260 villages have used the Spark process to collectively launch nearly 300 local impact projects, benefiting over 190,000 lives.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Ownership of Sparks Impact Data:

·        Ensure all technical systems are managed appropriately that presents the organization with a singular “version of the truth”

·        Developing and maintaining database structures  that allow an efficient and innovative analysis of their contents

·        Develop and maintain data flows between platforms and systems

·        Work closely with Senior Product Officer to incorporate new platforms, systems, and initiatives into our data ecosystem

·        Manage, develop and retain Impact team members  and ensure all staff have clear responsibility domains, deliverables, growth opportunities, and support to achieve their goals

·        Ensure all data is clean, accurate, and recorded. As well as ensuring all data is managed in line with data protection regulations

Enabling the organization to take Data-driven decisions:

·        Responsibility for the setup and maintenance of core organizational dashboards

·        Leading ad-hoc analysis and  presenting results in a clear manner

·        Contribute to a culture of data-driven decision making by ensuring that the data collected meets program needs and is analyzed and disseminated in a format that inspires conversation

·        In collaboration with Spark’s learning officer, support teams in building out their understanding of analysis and ensuring recommendations are enacted.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferable) in a quantitative discipline, 4+ years of work experience, English fluency required.

·        Significant statistical analysis skills

·        Experience in data visualization and able to present insights to non-technical staff

·        Understanding of database setup, maintenance, and  quality assurance

·        Proficiency in SQL.

·        A strong understanding of data flows within a system

·        Experience in GIS or a willingness to learn

·        A self-professed data geek who seeks to understand the story that our data is telling us

·        A self-starter and problem-solver – sees an opportunity for improvement of systems and processes and acts on it including exploring the role of big data, machine learning and AI in our business strategy.

·        You should be comfortable and experienced working within distributed teams

·        Willingness to travel to remote locations to develop an in-depth understanding of our work and our users.


How to Apply:

All applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 17th December 2020


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