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Several Fresher Data Officer NGO Job Opportunities - AVSI Foundation


Job Title:    Data Officer (Fresher Diploma NGO Jobs)

Organisation: AVSI Foundation

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager


About US:

AVSI is an international NGO with headquarters in Italy. AVSI has been active in Uganda since 1984. It's current activities are focused on the areas of Education, Health, Livelihoods, Protection, Nutrition, Emergency programs in Uganda.


About SAY Project:

AVSI is implementing a 4 Years project - Till end of 2024 funded by the Embasys of the Kingdome of Netherlands titled “Skilling in Agripreneurship for increased Youth Employment” - SAY project.


Job Summary:  AVSI is seeking to recruit suitably qualified personnel for the position Data Officer, to contribute to the implementation of the “Skilling in Agripreneurship for increased Youth Employment" - SAY project. Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager (based in Kampala), the Data Officer will be responsible for implementation of designated tasks contained in the SAY's Data Management Strategy. Ideal candidate shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Support the MEAL Manager in the establishment of offline and online (on Kobo and ActivityInfo platforms) databases to capture all programming (process) and monitoring data

·        In liaison with the MEAL Manager, support the development of data collection tools in line with Data Management best practices.

·        Conduct timely data quality assurance to ensure completeness, credibility and validity

·        Support project staff in analysis of project qualitative and quantitative data in MS Excel and SPSS to aid inference of achieved results

·        Support MEAL Officer in planning and collection of project data.

·        Spearhead the upload and transfer of project data in Aidstream (for IATI reporting), Kobo Toolbox and ActivityInfo

·        Support the MEAL Manager in keeping inventory of and maintenance of data collection equipment.

·        Support the project staff in establishment and maintenance of project archive.

·        Prepare data summary sheets for key performance indicators to inform progress on quarterly indicators and aid compilation of quarterly IATI reports.

·        Provide training and other technical support services based on the needs of the project staff and partners in data management.

·        Together with the team provide continuous mentorship and coaching to partner Data management teams.

·        Represent and profile the project, its objectives and results, in publications and presentations

·        Coordinate closely with the team others to ensure that other trainings are synchronized and adds value.

·        Proactively engage in strategic thinking on how to make the program succeed.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the AVSI Foundation Data Officer job must hold a  diploma or degree in Statistics, Information Technology or related field.

·        At least two years of professional experience in the field of organizational/project data management

·        Competence in use of statistical and geographical information system packages and online applications Kobo and other ODK platforms will be an added advantage

·        Experience in monitoring and evaluation of performance of business units and/or regional/local or community socio-economic development projects is desirable.

·        Experience in training, teaching or mentoring role

·        Resourcefulness, strategic thinking, creative problem solving and basic financial management skills

·        Good team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills

·        Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, internet)

·        Excellent communication, including written and presentation skills.

·        Ability to work under pressure and to make accurate decisions.

·        Excellent analytical and organizational skills - innovative thinker;

·        Experience working with refugees and refugee hosting communities is desirable.

·        Excellent planning and organization skills

·        Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning skills and experience

·        Proven proposal writing experience is an asset

·        Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility

·        Required Language: English fluency with excellent oral and writing skills is required. Knowledge of any other local languages is of added value.


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, accompanied with updated Curriculum Vitae indicating 3 work- related referees, plus copies of relevant certificates, should be addressed to: The AVSI Country Representative, AVSI Foundation, P.O. Box 6785, Kampala, Uganda and sent to indicating the e-mail subject as ‘Application for Data Officer- Kampala.’


Deadline: 31st January 2021 by 5:00 pm


NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. AVSI Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and has a functional Child Protection Policy by which all AVSI staff and Associates must abide.


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