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Group Savings and Loans Management Information Systems Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi

CARE International in Kenya is looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual who is result-oriented to fill the following position:

Group Savings and Loans Management Information Systems Officer (GS&L MIS/12/2011)

Based in Nairobi

Job Summary & Purpose:

Reporting to GS&L sector Manager, the incumbent shall oversee data management, website administration, maintenance of resources and networking.

Design procedures to ensure high quality of data from the Field Offices and projects, coordinate data-entry into the MIS for all the GSL activities;

Perform high level analyses of GSL data; Coordinate generation of high quality reports to program management staff and consultants

Job Title: Data Officer / MIS Officer 

Department / Project:
 Livelihoods / GS&L Program 

 COSALO Project Manager / GSL Sector Manager 

Location / Duty Station:


Tasks and responsibilities.

R 1: Data Management

Task 1.1 Design procedures to ensure high quality of data from the Field Offices and projects

Task 1.2 Coordinate data-entry into the MIS for all the GSL activities

Task 1.3 Perform high level analyses of GSL data.

Task 1.4 Coordinate generation of high quality reports to program management staff and consultants

Task 1.5 Help to design and Implement sustained strategies for monitoring data type and quality

R 2: Website administration

Task 2.1 Coordinate website uploading of GSL data in the SAVIX website

Task 2.2 Ensure the quality of data posted in the SAVIX website is up to date and current

Task 2.3 Disseminate information on the content of the SAVIX website to all relevant parties within the GSL sector

Task 2.4 Perform maintenance and administration tasks on the SAVIX website

R 3: Maintenance of IT Hardware Resources

Task 3.1 Undertakes proper use and maintenance of computer hardware, software and other resources assigned to him/her.

Task 3.2 Identify areas of IT resource needs within the GSL MIS use and make recommendations on how to improve.

Support in the preventive maintenance exercise of IT Equipment at the Country Office.

Task 3.3 Be involved in software installation/upgrading and maintenance

R 4: Support Network Management and Security

Task 4.1 Provide support on servers, routers, switches and other IT related equipment monitoring to ensure system integrity and stability.

Task 4.2 Provide support on Network administration, troubleshooting and upgrading exercises.

Task 4.3 Support the implementation of Network security. Management of Antivirus software.

Task 4.4 Help with the installation and management of Network Equipment.e.g.Upgrades, Repair or Replacement.

R5: Domain Administration and Exchange Management

Task5.1 Support user account maintenance e.g. user creation, disabling, moving accounts.

Task 5.2 Support in Monitoring Exchange Server System to ensure uninterrupted information flow.

Task 5.3 Support in troubleshooting problems with exchange email System

Task 5.4 Provide support to users accounts in CARE Kenya Domain System e.g. addition, disable, removal and moving of accounts within the domain.

R6: Networking and Helpdesk Support

Task 6.1 Liaise with relevant CARE staff to ensure a seamless flow of information on IT activities

Task 6.2 Write simple instructions to users on some of the common problems they often encounter and make them available via the network or handouts.

Task 6.3 Provide support to users both on phone and email on end user applications.

R7: Delegated Duties

Task 7.1 Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).


Spending Authority: NIL

Supervision: Casual data-entry staff (when necessary), assistant data officer.

Contacts/Key Relationships (internal & external):

  1. GS&L Sector Manager
  2. Project Manager,
  3. Project Officers,
  4. IT Manager.
  5. IT Officer (Kisumu Sub-Office and Nairobi Offices)
  6. Field Officers,
  7. Administrative Assistant
Working Conditions:


 Minimum of Bachelors degree In Computer science , Information Systems or Equivalent 

 5 years experience in in data management role and website administration

 Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS), EpiInfo , MS Excel

 Accurate, high level of numeracy and good analytical skills


If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number , title of the position along with an updated CV and telephone contacts of three professional referees to:

The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,

so as to be received not later than 6th January, 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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