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Data Management Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide direct support to DRC Regional and Country Offices in the roll out of a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and learning database as well as in management of routine and periodic program data. In the latter case the position holder is expected to provide support in conducting high level analysis of data emanating from regular and periodic surveys and evaluations conducted by DRC/DDG Country operations. The position is also expected to provide support to the ongoing roll out of the Mobile data Collection process for all DRC Country Operations in East Africa and Yemen.


Support DRC/DDG Country operations in the roll out/scale up of the comprehensive MEL database including: 

  • Initial work of populating the M&E Database with program/project information and data
  • Training country MEL and program staffs on database functions 
  • Ongoing online support to the MEL and program staffs in utilization of database 
  • Perform data quality control functions to ensure integrity and quality of data that is posted on the database 
  • Review utility of existing functions and suggest new functions that may improve the efficiency of the database as a tool for managing program and MEL information 
  • Support the scale up of the database roll out for DRC Somalia and other Country offices that are in the process of piloting.
  • Working with DRC/DDG Regional systems developer to upgrade the M&E database to meet the emerging needs of DRC Somalia and Regional office for reporting and data/information management. 
  • Prepare weekly and monthly analytical reports on progress in database roll out as well as the Mobile data collection 
  • Work closely with the Regional Systems Developer by technically reviewing work progress and advising the Regional MEL Advisor on relevant actions that need to be undertaken.

Support Country operations during assessments, internal evaluations, KAP surveys and other periodic data collections activities using different data collection platforms:
  • Preparing,  deploying and maintaining mobile devices for data collection by ensuring the devices are deployed with required apps, optimized for maximum performance and meets the recommended specifications and security standards
  • Designing, scripting and deploying tools into mobile data collection platform using the approved software in accordance with organizational standards
  • Implement quality control measures during tool scripting by implementing auto data validations scripts and filters
  • Support data teams in different Country operations to oversee data collection process and access to platform backend for data retrieval 
  • Develop and Implement a set of data quality control protocols to ensure data quality, as well as real-time backend data check and verification of collected field data for the various surveys being undertaken by different Country operations 
  • Explore other mobile data collection options and provide technical support to the DRC Regional MEL Advisor in determining their appropriateness to the different DRC Country contexts.

Data analytics 
  • Support DRC/DDG Somalia and other Country Operations in performing advanced level data analysis on collected data using relevant data software as per required outputs for reporting purposes
  • Collect and collate datasets on selected key indicators from surveys conducted by various DRC Country operations and perform different levels of analysis to demonstrate trends and performance across the region.
  • Support country offices perform advanced data analysis using various software
Training and capacity building 
  • Prepare relevant training materials and tools aimed at building capacities of MEL personnel on data analysis using appropriate software.
  • Conduct in-house trainings on data analysis using various statistical data analysis software
  • Conduct trainings/inductions to program staffs on other related systems that have been developed/adopted by respective DRC Country offices

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Big data and data analytics; Data collection; Database administration; IT support; IT training; Qualitative methods
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Danish Refugee Council

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

DRC has been operating in Kenya since 2005, where we assist refugees and displacement-affected communities by implementing protection and livelihoods activities that increase their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees.

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