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Senior Database Assistant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates. Under the overall supervision of the Data Hub Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Regional Displacement Tracking Matrix Coordinator, the Senior Database Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:


Responsibilities

  • Design solutions to integrate, centralize and automate data and information management within the program for enhanced achievement of displacement related data.
  • Identify, develop, implement, test, and support technology solutions for Information Management and database system for DTM department.
  • Developing data collection tools using but not limited to, the KOBO set of tools.
  • Design and develop SQL databases, queries, functions, scripts and stored procedures to process data. 5. Support in developing the current DTM web application portal and other applications as per program needs.
  • Provide technical support to the emergency tracking component and develop the required data collections and database applications.
  • Ensure the effective use of the designated information system, including DTM portal and application tools, and other databases to manage the implementation of information management mechanism.
  • Assist in the supervision of data management activities including the collection, submission, quality control and data retrieval mechanisms.
  • Ensure timely preparation and generation of local level information products, and support on information sharing and dissemination to all relevant channels.
  • Support the research and analysis team in processing, querying and reporting data.
  • Prepare and develop analytical tools and reports for displacement trends, needs assessments and programme activities using the programme’s various databases.
  • Develop and implement proper backup / restore, data validation and security procedures to ensure data integrity and availability.
  • Support in designing reports and other products using graphic design tools and map GIS with other data as per required standards.
  • Conducting data validation and cross-checking activities to improve the quality of produced data. 15. Provide user support and the system training to the staff on Kobo or any other data collection applications.
  • Visit field offices to provide technical support to the usage of information and database systems.
  • Perform such other duties as maybe required.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Information security; Testing and debugging; Database administration; Database query languages (SQL, others); IT support
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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International Organization for Migration

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Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 162 member states, a further 9 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.


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