Data Management Assistant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Data Management Assistant

Hiring Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Non Profit
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/22/2024


Madrasa Early Childhood Programme-Kenya (MECP-K); an affiliate of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been operating in the Coast region-Kenya for over 40 years now. The MECP is a regional initiative with operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The programme works in partnership with underprivileged communities, civil society organizations, national and county governments to promote inclusive, equitable and gender responsive holistic Early Childhood development (ECD) services benefiting girls and boys aged 0-8 years to have the best start in life.
This is achieved through supporting a network of high-quality, gender responsive, culturally relevant, Climate sensitive and sustainable community owned preschools in marginalized communities as well as through collaboration with public pre-schools in target areas of operation. Further, the programme has a strategic focus on enhanced support for children 0-3 years and their families. This is achieved through collaboration with caregivers and families as well as with county government departments of health and entails capacity strengthening knowledge, skills and attitudes of key stakeholders’ in aspects of child care, stimulation, play, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation as well as ECD and Climate aspects.

MECP-K is looking for young, dynamic and enthusiastic Data Management Assistant with appropriate technical expertise, passion and strong personal commitment to the welfare of young children and their families, particularly in early childhood education and community development to fill in the position of the below outlined short term contract staff to be located in Mombasa with field work in Kilifi and Kwale counties.

Summary Of Responsibilities

Below are some specific areas of contribution:

Support the M&E Officer in day-to-day data management aspects including data collection, entry, analysis and reporting.

With guidance from the M&E Officer manage organization data sets using relevant organization data management applications including Excel and Access.

Support the Graduate Association to manage Association data for community schools, caregivers, teachers, children e.t.c.

Support the M&E Officer to conduct mapping, needs assessments, rapid surveys and action research.

Support in conducting regular programme reviews through tracking work plan implementation.

Participate in field monitoring and evaluation activities.

Support in improving organization communication and visibility by developing simple programme work videos, update photo bank, develop communication pieces, contribute to website review discussions e.t.c. to aid in communicating impact of the work of the organization.

Participate in disseminating key findings from surveys and assessments with key stakeholders engaged in the programme including preschool teachers, caregivers, community health workers, community leaders, members of the graduate association as well as county government officials.

Support in developing, review and updating of relevant simple monitoring and evaluation tools as and when required.

Participate in staff monthly and quarterly review meetings.

Compile quality and share timely activity reports for all activities undertaken during the period of engagement, including end of internship report.

Perform any other duty that may be assigned to you by your supervisor and or by the Programme Director.

Qualifications and competencies

Minimum Degree in a relevant discipline, such as education, early childhood education, community development, social sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation, IT and Communications from a recognized local University.

Practical experience in the area of internship applied for i.e. facilitating training and mentoring sessions for pre-primary schoolteachers, ECD Officers, caregivers, community representatives and other stakeholders in early childhood education and care contexts will be an added advantage.

Experience in IT and Communications will be highly preferred.

Experience in contributing to developing and reviewing key training resources taking into account stakeholder needs and aspirations for development will be an added advantage.

Demonstrate experience with compiling results-based reports and timely sharing.

Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and Kiswahili is required.

Excellent proficiency in the use of Ms. Office applications, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Highly organized, self-driven, visionary and able to work under minimal supervision.

Good analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills.

Demonstrate openness to change and able to manage multiple tasks

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