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Data Analyst Job Vacancy: Save the Children Alliance

Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world.
Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights. Save the Children UK in Kenya works in the North Eastern Province (Dadaab, Wajir and Mandera) with Programmes in Child Protection, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Health
Closing date: 02 Jul 2010 Location: Kenya – Nairobi
Job Purpose
Under the supervision of the Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor, the Data analyst will be responsible for developing and maintaining excellent data storage and management systems to enhance its ability to monitor the quality and impact of its programmes.
This position will also analyze and interpret data collected so that it contributes significantly to national/global learning, advocacy and programme development. The post holder is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved.
Key accountabilities:

  • Design and implement databases at both Nairobi and field level for storing, sharing and analyzing survey data in all sectoral areas of the programme.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of processes to integrate data from different sources and prepare it for analysis and dissemination. Insures the integrity of research project data, possibly including data extraction, processing, storage, manipulation, and analysis.
  • Compile and conduct analysis of primary and secondary data (collected in house or externally) and support the M&E team on data entry, cleaning and validation.
  • Liaise with other agencies/Government for regular data collection and maintain and up-to-date versions of digital files (maps and statistics).
  • Contribute to the program monitoring of performance indicators and regular reporting systems by preparing data analysis, summary sheets and reports in accordance to program needs.
  • Specifically, work with programme staff to develop electronic data collection tools to collate monthly output tracker reports from each field office. Use these reports to compile the annual Save the Children “total reach” report for the Annual Report. Develop an monthly output tracking report for presentation to the monthly senior management team (SMT) meeting and annual report on total reach figures.
  • Develop maps using GIS tools and data collected from the field to improve programme management, for Save the Children UK reports, presentations and promotional material.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to programme staff in the areas of database management, survey design, and basic management of spatial information.
  • Develop data entry screens for electronic questionnaires and surveys, and verify, edit and code questionnaires and other survey tools
  • Research, test and identify best IT solutions to improve the management and exchange of survey data from field sites to the Nairobi head office.
Person Specification:
Essential
  • A degree in Mathematics, Statistics or relevant field. Possession of a Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum three years statistical working experience in a similar role preferably in the humanitarian sector
  • Thorough working knowledge of statistical database programs such as SPSS, R, EPI INFO, SAS or or Stata for manipulation and analysis of research data is requisite.
  • Experience in interpreting and reporting results of analysis, and experience in data processing and file management is mandatory.
  • Very analytical; intellectual rigor and attention to detail;
  • Familiarity with Monitoring and Evaluation processes.
  • Experience in data entry, analysis and reporting and ability to work accurately.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly a good command of advanced MS Excel including the design of Macros and/or Visual Basic.
  • Proven ability to design and manage relational databases. Professional experience with at least one major RDBMS required.
  • Conversant in a major GIS package and good knowledge of spatial information management.
Desirable
  • Experience with the design and application of surveys using portable devices and knowledge of survey design software like CSPro, The Survey System or Pocket PC.
  • Knowledge of spatial statistics will be an advantage.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and possession of good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as under supervision.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness.
How to apply
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three refereesincluding immediate supervisor addressed to:
Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK,
Kenya Programme
email: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke not later than 2nd July 2010.
Quote the job title on the subject line.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.
Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

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