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Data Officer Job in Kenya

KCDF is a Kenyan Foundation established in 1997 that supports sustainable development of communities in the key sectors of Livelihoods Development (urban and rural communities); Capacity Strengthening of Local Institutions; Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship; Environment, Food Security & Climate Change; Education, Youth & Children and Policy and Advocacy. 

KCDF is partnering with USAID Kenya in implementation of the Global Give Back Circle (GGBC) Program whose aim is to provide opportunity for effective transition through tertiary education and mentoring program for at-risk girls in Kenya.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the position of
Data Officer.
Reporting & Supervision
Reporting to the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and working closely with the Communication and Knowledge Management Function, the Data Officer will play a key role in the implementation of a long-term data quality strategy based on collection, analyzing and packaging of reported data by KCDF and its partners as well as implement reporting processes that track data improvements overtime.
The incumbent will review and enhance the current data systems in ways that support timely and accurate information and reporting to enable KCDF make informed decisions.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Support roll out of KCDF MIS at organization and partner level. The roll out will entail on-site and virtual training of users and troubleshooting as need arises.
  • Manage the information collation and reporting process for results and performance reports, in addition to other briefings, summaries, papers, presentations, etc. for various audiences as needed.
  • Ensuring reports from KCDF and its partners are clean, consistent and complete in line with data protocols of KCDF’s MIS
  • Designing business process work-flows to improve KCDF’s efficiency.
  • Ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures of the KCDF MIS are functioning correctly.
Key Qualifications Required:
  • University graduate in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Statistics or any other related course.
  • A minimum of three years progressive experience in programmes database and system operations and administration.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word).
  • Knowledge of MySQL is a prerequisite.
  • Communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.
  • Proven experience in implementing and operating project MIS systems with a bias in development and/or Non-Governmental Data Management Systems.
  • Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Understanding the nature of work carried out by KCDF is necessary in ensuring the relevance and usability of the data mined.
Therefore, a proactive and self-motivated attitude is essential.

Interested candidates should submit their application by Email to attaching current resume and day time contacts of three referees to be received not later than 30th January, 2014. 

Indicate in the subject line: Data Officer. Address your application to; 

The Chief Executive Officer - KCDF.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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