Database Assistant (CNFA)
- Number of Vacancy: 1
- Category: Information Communication Technology (ICT)
- Job Level: Mid Level
- Working Hours: 0
- Years of Experience 2
- Salary Range: $-
- Job Location: Lupane
- Preferred Age: 0 (years)
- Required Education: Degree
- Vacancy Nature: Fixed Term Contract
CNFA is a US-based non-profit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. Amalima Loko is a new USAID-funded 5-year program implemented by CNFA and 5 partner organizations which applies community-driven approaches to improve food security, nutrition, and natural resource management in over 80 communal wards in Matabeland North. Position Summary Reporting to the M&E Lead, the Database Assistant will primarily focus managing the Amalima Loko M&E databases for participant and activity data capture, storage, analysis and reporting. The job holder will also focus on ensuring uninterrupted data transmission to the Bulawayo office. Location – Lupane or Hwange with occasional travel within Amalima Loko operational areas Responsibilities Implement and maintain a functional M&E database that allows for inputting, storing, retrieval, analysis and reporting at the district and transmission to the Bulawayo office Implement policies and standard operating procedures for data handling and archiving to ensure credible and sustainable M&E databases Coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in M&E database servers against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure Specify users and user access levels for each segment of the M&E databases Test programs or databases, Flag errors to allow for necessary modifications by the database specialist Provide in-house expertise and technical support to end-users on the M&E databases Act as primary contact to trouble-shoot any problems encountered during implementation of the databases Develop and produce accurate and timely routine and special reports, and data retrievals for staff as needed, and is the point person for managing custom reporting requests Maintain a regular back-up of the electronic databases and scanned copies of beneficiary sign-in forms for receipt of program services or commodities Perform any other relevant functions as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
A relevant first degree or diploma in computer studies or a closely related field Minimum 2 years’ experience in designing and implementing database systems for M&E frameworks Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirement Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision. Ability to work in a team Reliable & ethical Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Good organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to multitask and manage pressure Ability to maintain confidentiality and treat people fairly and equitably Languages Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Ability to speak and understand IsiNdebele and/or other languages spoken in Matabeleland North is preferred.
Qualified candidates especially women are encouraged to send their applications. To apply please send cover letter and CV to [email protected] with “Database Assistant” in the subject line. Applications close 10 November 2020 at 12 noon.