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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina that provides research and technical services.
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    Database Specialist

     

    Essential Duties

    • Data management system: Development and maintenance of KCDMS data management system which enables quality and timely collation (from grantees, MEL team, researchers, consultants etc.), aggregation, analysis and report generation for various audiences and needs. This should be coupled with a good quality assurance system, effective data collection tools including ICT based tools, and user-friendly operation manuals. Specific duties include:
    • Work with MEL staff to implement grantees/stakeholders’ data collection systems and deliver appropriate training to them on grant startup.
    • Work with database end users to maximize the ability of the database to analyze data and generate reports.
    • Ensure that data collected from the field has the required level of quality attributes before being entered into the database system for analysis and reporting
    • Prepare/update training materials for database users and train MEL staff on how to access data online.
    • Ensure that the database is safe and secured
    • Respond to informational requests from team members regarding MEL data.
    • Maintain database results by setting and enforcing standards and controls
    • Upgrades hardware and software by assessing transaction processing and database production options.
    • Maintains database performance by troubleshooting problems.
    • Ensures Security of the database by enforcing set policies, procedures, and controls.
    • Security administration for specific application access and user access
    • Storage and workload management. Plan and conduct structured testing of database designs to confirm functionality and performance
    • Perform routine and customary operational and monitoring activities to ensure database integrity, stability, availability and capable of meeting ongoing information needs.
    • Assessment: Contribute to the design and implementation of periodic internal and external assessments of KCDMS’ work on the ground, and the preparation of quality reports. Work with the MEL Manager to analyze the assessments and to update the databases.
    • Reporting: Prepare data for quarterly and annual reports including county reports, grant partner reports as and when required,
    • Perform any other duties as may be required by the MEL Manager/MEL Director/CoP/ DCoP.

    Qualifications

    Job Requirements are a combination of qualifications and related experience. Judgment of an acceptable equivalent combination, on an individual basis, is the responsibility of Management

    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, data science and analytics, statistics, economics or any other relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience.
    • Experience working with USAID M&E systems, handling USAID-DIS data management systems, use of TEAMS, Development Data Library (DDL) and experience in undertaking periodic internal and external DQAs.
    • Advanced skills and proficient use of Excel, SPSS and Tableau / Power BI
    • Proven experience using statistical computer languages, preferably Python and R, to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
    • Experience in using statistical packages for both qualitative and quantitative data analysis including SPSS, Stata
    • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
    • Excellent analytical skills with strong attention to detail
    • Experience working with large data sets and relational databases
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Experience in working with Agricultural/Market systems projects will be added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to RTI International on rtiint.referrals.selectminds.com to apply

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