Monitoring and Evaluation Database Analyst at ACDI/VOCA

On Friday, April 11th, 2014
Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 
ACDI/VOCA has approximately 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of about $170 million.Monitoring and Evaluation Database Analyst, Kenya

We currently seek a Monitoring and Evaluation Database Analyst for an ongoing, multi-year USAID-funded program focused on reducing poverty and hunger by improving the inclusiveness and competitiveness of the livestock value chain in Marsabit and Isiolo Counties in the arid lands of Kenya. 

This person will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) Advisor for the project. 
The M&E Database Analyst (M&EDA) shall be responsible for managing the REGAL-AG database that will be generating useful summary data/information based on quantities of data that is submitted by various project field offices, CCF grantees and other project partners on daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. 
The M&E Data Analyst will ensure that data collected from the field using the official data collection forms is cleaned and verified before is entered into the database. 
S/He will ensure that the database is used for the storage of relevant and useful data and reporting information/data indicator data on the outcome and output indicators included in the REGAL-AG Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP).The position will be critical in ensuring timely collection and submission of data, verification and validation of the data, before it is stored, analyzed and shared to relevant management levels to enable them make decisions or take relevant actions.

The M&E Database Analyst will manage the database; provide data status on weekly basis to the MERL Advisor, and share data summary status during REGAL-AG’s bi-weekly coordination meetings.The Monitoring and Evaluation Database Analyst  will be based in Nairobi with frequent field visits to Isiolo and Marsabit Counties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The M&E Database Analyst will help implement the project’s monitoring and evaluation system while assisting the MERL Advisor in tracking project indicators in order to create regular reports on project data.

S/He will undertake a wide range of support functions, including but not limited to those stipulated below:

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with database end users to maximize the ability of the database to collect, share, and report the on the analyze data.
  • To train and provide instruction to data base users on how to use the database (i.e. data entry, running queries, and how to generate output reports)
  • Develop a work plan and action plan for the database management and development
  • In close consultation with the MERL Advisor, establish user privileges to enhance data integrity and consistency controls there by protecting data from unauthorized use. The database analyst will be responsible for creating users and user access levels for each segment of the database.
  • Train Regional and Field facilitators reporting point persons on how to use the database system effectively.
  • Prepare training materials for database users.
  • Ensure that the database is safe and secured
  • Conduct spot checks in the field to ensure that data collected from the field have the required level of data quality and validity
  • Respond to informational requests from team members regarding M&E data.
  • Consolidate the collected data and enter or manage entry of data into the M&E database. In addition, the M&E Database Analyst will update project data within ACDI/VOCA global database called CaPISC
  • Analyze data to identify significant trends requiring corrective action, assess possible causes, and suggest solutions based on the field findings for further improvements of activities. The M&E database analyst will draw key lessons based on the trends generated.Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual monitoring and evaluation reports and additional reports as requested by management. 
  • Performs any other relevant duties as requested by the MERL Advisor  and/or the Chief of Party
Supervisory responsibilities
The M&E database Analyst will occasionally supervise data entry clerks during annual indicator surveys and other surveys undertaken from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • Holds a degree in Computer Science, IT, Statistics or other relevant quantitative  area
  • Advanced  computer skills, specifically Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Internet and at least one statistical analysis software such as SAS, SPSS, R or STATA
  • Experience writing formulas to manipulate large data sets in Excel or other statistical programs
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Database management
  • Has effective project management and communications skills
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of USAID projects will be an added advantage.
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to [email protected] 
Please include the position title in the subject line. 
No phone calls please. 
Only finalists will be contacted.

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

EOE.

Please apply by close of business, April 11th 2014
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