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Database Management Systems Solutions Expert Job in Kenya

A. Introduction:

The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA) is a not-for-profit, civil society initiative committed towards transparent, accountable, participatory, ethical and results oriented local governance in Kenya through the promotion of good governance, effective citizen engagement, continual learning and education and the promotion of sound operational practice.

B. Overview of the Proposed Database

TISA with funding from Amkeni Wakenya and in a bid to further create an information dissemination and feedback platform for citizens in Nairobi and the other 46 Counties seeks to create a Countdown to Counties Database.

This database shall seek to register 200,000 Citizens in the country. This rich resource will be highly beneficial to various groups of people including individuals, Non State Actors and the Government by giving them easy access to specialized information and communication on the transition to Counties.

To accomplish this task, TISA requires the services of a Database Management Systems Solutions Expert to manage data from Citizens, State and Non State Actors into a computerised format that links up to SMS, email and web platforms developed by the Data Entry Expert.

C. Terms of Reference for the Database Management Systems Solutions Expert

Overall Job Function:

The successful applicant (Organization) will be responsible for providing TISA with a solution to create a multimedia database system, cleaning and storage of data produced by the data entry expert and to produce clean, complete final data sets for transmission to TISA and partners.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide a data base management system
  • To support collection and entry of data
  • To clean data
  • To supervise and track flow of data forms from TISA partners to study office and organization of paper records within office
  • To ensure completeness, accuracy and consistency of the data
  • To produce monthly datasets and written report describing data integrity
  • Assure that electronic and paper records are handled according to international standards for data security and confidentiality
  • Install, maintain and upgrade database software;
  • Monitor the TISA databases to optimize database performance, resource use, and physical implementations of the databases;

At the end of this assignment, the Database Management Systems Solutions Expert is expected to have successfully:
  1. Provided a database management systems solution.
  2. Implemented the Data Base Management systems
  3. Maintained and linked the TISA databases on a multimedia platform (Web, Email and SMS)
  4. Strengthened the Data Base Management within TISA and among TISA partners
  5. Built capacity among TISA staff to continue maintaining the DBMSs created.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer studies, I.T, statistics or mathematics;
  • At least 2 years relevant experience and advanced skills in providing database management systems solutions and programming skills;
  • Data quality assurance;
  • Familiarity with database management system and principles;
  • Familiarity with data coding and coding dictionaries.

The time frame for the consultancy is three months, as from November 2011 to February 2012.

D. Application Specification and Closing Date:

Proposals should cover methodology, a work-plan and an indicative budget and should be submitted via email or hard copy to; and not later than Monday 21st November, 2011.

Consultants wishing to tender for this work must submit:
  1. A Curricula Vitae outlining relevant skills and experience to meet the requirements of this EOI;
  2. A one page outline of the applicant’s understanding of the subject matter and a proposed budget for the assignment;
  3. A schedule of how the tasks will be done within the proposed time frame and the methodology of how they intend to do the work;
  4. Contacts of three referees whom you have done similar work for and a sample of the assignment (s) done;
  5. Clearly state your availability during the duration of this EOI.
Note: The call for application is for short term expertise for about three calendar months and not a full time employment.

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