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Data Management Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Ref: UNSOM/2011053

 Data Management Officer

Category and Grade Level:

Type of Contract:Fixed Term

Case number:SOM11046

Organization Unit:
 Programme (M&E)

Length of Contract:
 One year

Duty Station:

Closing date of Application:
 17th September 2011

If you are qualified Kenyan National and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the post of Data Management Officer with UNICEF Somalia, to be located at the UNICEF Somalia Support Centre in Nairobi.

If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Nairobi and Somalia that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.

The successful candidate will be offered a Fixed Term Appointment for one year. Further extensions will be based on organizational needs, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Purpose of the Post:

Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Data and Research), the Data Management Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management of SomInfo and support with data processing and analysis of surveys, studies and evaluations in the country office including the Multiple Indicator Clusters Survey (MICS) in support of the country programme, covering all zones.

Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Implementation of SomInfo activities in the country office including ensuring that the SomInfo data base is functional and updated with recent data. Frequently following up with government counterparts and supporting them to ensure the roll out of planned SomInfo activities.
  • Assist with capacity building by supporting and conducting periodic SomInfo trainings for UNICEF staff, UN agency staff and national counterparts. Provides technical assistance in SomInfo database set up and development
  • Contribute to the advocacy for the use of SomInfo as a tool for monitoring the Millennium Development Goals alongside national priorities among partners and government counterparts.
  • Contribute to data processing of surveys, studies and evaluations in the country office programme as detailed in the IMEP, including the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).
  • Designs data entry and analysis templates and supports the implementation of the same.
  • Contributes to capacity building by training data entry teams and also contributing to detailed data analysis and making recommendations for programming in line with the data.
  • Assist in programme data archiving for surveys, studies and evaluations including the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).
Qualifications, experience & Skills
  • University degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Development Planning, Statistics or a related technical field.
  • Possession of an Advanced degree will be an added advantage.
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Good understanding of DevInfo technology is required
  • Good understanding of GIS/Spatial statistics
  • Practical experience in data analysis programmes including SPSS and CSPRO.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is desirable
  • Strong data management skills.
  • Knowledge of computer management skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Specialized training in statistics.
  • Ability to organize and implement training.
  • Good analytical, negotiating and communication skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV and copies of academic certificates to the email indicated below. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).
Please quote the vacancy number in your application.

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Please note that documents submitted along with your applications will not be returned.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

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