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Data Intern Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Youthsave Data Intern

Position Code: INTDE 148

Team / Programme: Programme Operations

Location: Nairobi

Grade: Intern

Type of Contract: National

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: YouthSave is a multi-year project to develop and test the development and commercial impacts of youth savings accounts (YSAs) in 4 countries. 

The project will represent the largest initiative to date to study youth demand for savings facilities in developing countries, and to satisfy that demand by developing commercially viable savings services in conjunction with local financial institutions (FIs).

YouthSave also includes a significant research component, which in Kenya will focus on monitoring uptake and usage of accounts.
The YouthSave Data Intern is responsible for inputting data correctly in the Financial Capability (FC) database and ensuring that data is of a high quality by counterchecking source documents with the data authors. This will involve making phone call follow up and possibly site visits.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: YouthSave Programme Coordinator

Key contacts: YouthSave Programme Assistant and YouthSave Regional Technical Advisor

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

By Feb 2013, we will have completed a second transition, which will see us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014. We work through partners in many other parts of the country.

By February 2014, we will have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Entering all YouthSave Programme Financial Capability data information is accurately and completely in the FC database. These are:  pre-test, post-test, post post-test questionnaires, youth and adult registers, Qualitative Club Forms and buy-in session forms
  • With support from the YouthSave Programme Assistant, ensuring that data information received is complete for capture.
  • Making follow up calls to data authors both in the Save the Children office and to partners in the field to clarify data information, ensure accuracy and provide feedback to the data authors.
  • Ensuring data integrity is maintained and confidentiality kept at all times. 
  • Where possible and necessary, support the YouthSave Programme Assistant in building the data collection and documentation skills of partners and field implementers.
  • Assist in the filing and storage of hard copy records in an orderly manner as directed by the YouthSave Programme Assistant.
  • Support the YouthSave Program Assistant in tracking overall numbers of records entered by preparing a weekly tally of records entered per partner for her review.
  • Provide feedback or suggestions to the YouthSave Programme Coordinator  and Assistant on the data entry process particularly pointing out any recommendations in areas of growth in the process.
  • Any other relevant duties as may have been assigned by their Supervisor.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Creates an environment to maintain our culture of Child Safeguarding

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development.
  • Aims for excellence in executing their tasks and shows initiative to overcome challenges to this goal.

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages a direct approach

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement and initiative.

Qualifications and Experience
  • At least 1 year Data entry, Data management and statistics experience or internship.
  • Diploma in Data management, Statistics or Computer science qualification would be desirable.
  • Excellent computer skills especially in MS Access, MS Excel and Ms Word
  • Some experience with computerised statistics packages e.g. SPSS will be desirable.
  • Good experience in database use and management.
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Strong interpersonal communication and training skills.
  • Proven ability to handle challenging workloads effectively.
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Willingness to travel to field locations.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

How to Apply

The application process is now open and will close on 18th July 2014.

To apply for internship placement, send your application to indicating the Position Code on the subject line.

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