Save the Children Uganda Jobs 2021 – Data Management Officer

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Job Title: Data Management Officer – Save the Children Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Save the Children

Job Location: Uganda

 

 

Save the Children Profile:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.  We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 

 

Job Profile:

Save the Children is seeking job applications for a Data Management Officer Position. The Data Management Officer is responsible for establishing and implementing the data-platform systems for education in emergencies and to promote evidence-based decision-making, programme and project performance. The Data Management Officer is mainly responsible for ensuring and maintaining an accurate and up to date database to inform the Project indicators, including providing training and ongoing support for consortium partner staff to ensure timely and quality data collection, analysis, storage, retrieval and reporting. The incumbent will participate in providing data for the production of Program periodic reports, compiling data on project progress performance against set targets and related data activities.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage routine data, including data cleaning and entry in the DHIS2 software platform to ensure completeness and quality
  • Report any errors identified during data review to appropriate team members and assist in resolving issues
  • With guidance from appropriate team leads, build new components of database data collection and aggregation tools
  • Run basic, descriptive data analyses
  • Propose, develop and support others developing content for dissemination including blogs, other social media, technical manuals, academic papers, etc.
  • Maintain master copies of data collection forms (ensuring accurate updating as needed) and supporting documentation for data management system in an electronic venue accessible to relevant teams

 

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

To be successful for this role, you will have/bring the following:

Essential
• The ideal candidate for the Data Management Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, Information Sciences or Statistics. Additional training or professional data management courses is an added advantage;
• At least two years’ experience in NGO programming in Uganda (preferably with an International or national NGO);
• Broad knowledge and understanding of development of MIS, data and information management
• Prior exposure and experience working with partners and District Local Government in Education in Emergencies or Child Protection is an added advantage.
• Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
• Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
• Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

Desirable
• Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
• Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
The organization:
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 

 

How To Apply for Save the Children Uganda Jobs 2021

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. Please apply online by following this link  https://uganda.savethechildren.net/careers   indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.

Important to note: Testimonials/certificates SHOULD NOT be attached to an application that is submitted online. Hand-delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process. Application closes on June 25, 2021 , at midnight Uganda time. We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Deadline: 25th June 2021

 

 

NOTE:

No employer should ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position. Please contact us if it ever happens with any of the jobs that we advertise.

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