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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2020
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  • I Choose Life - Africa (ICL) is a leading Kenyan NGO registered in 2004. ICL works using the Quadra Helix Model of partnering with the Government of Kenya, through the Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture, Youth Affairs and Vision 2030 among others, Corporates, Universities and Civil Society Organisations, to design interventions to solve problems in...
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    Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant (Grade O - Project Management)

    Role Summary
     
    Reporting to Database Specialist, the MEL Assistant plays a pivotal role of ensuring accurate, consistent, and quality data submission into MEL Database. The MEL Assistant will support the MEL Coordinators on data entry and management activities for Nyanza (Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Homabay and Kisii) and Western (Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia) Regions
     
    In addition, the MEL Assistant is expected to contribute fully to the overall objectives of the KCDMS activity, conducting him/herself in a proper manner at all times as a representative of the program, and is responsible for the safe keeping and care of program assets assigned to his/her care.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

    • Support the MEL Coordinators in Western and Nyanza regions in the voluminous data entry work and in doing so comply with data integrity and security policies.
    • Reviewing data for errors and correcting any inconsistencies, incompatibilities, obtaining further information and ensuring complete entries.
    • Support in updating grantee files with field monitoring reports, committed targets, quarterly results against targets, completed data forms etc
    • Respond to queries for information and access relevant files.
    • Support grantee MEL staff to record and manage accurate data.
    • Assist with compilation of timely, accurate and complete data reports.
    • Assist in supportive supervision for data collection and entry during the surveys.
    • Support on-site training on data entry and reporting for grantees.
    • Conduct site visits as required, for troubleshooting data issues.
    • Assist with data quality assurance (DQA).
    • The MEL Assistant shall undertake any other duties assigned by the senior MEL team members.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Qualifications and Competencies

    • A diploma or a degree in social Science, quantitative field or any other relevant field.
    • At least two years’ experience in M&E and evaluation data entry activities
    • Knowledge of MS Excel is required
    • Strong Data management skills.
    • Proficiency in computer packages for generating and analysing reports.
    • Experience in use of visual analytics tools is an added advantage.
    • Intermediate Excellent typing speed and accuracy.
    • Teamwork
    • Attention to details.
    • Ability to observe strict confidentiality.
    • Organization skills, with an ability to stay focused on assigned tasks.
    • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision

    RTI does not permit any payment requests demanded during any part of the hiring process.  If such requests are made, please report it to the RTI Ethics Office via HRethics@rti.org.  Any candidate making any payment will be disqualified from consideration for future employment with RTI.

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    Data Management Assistant (Grade O - Information Technology)

    RTI is currently seeking to fill a vacancy for the Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity which is part of the Feed the Future program, America’s initiative to combat global hunger and poverty. In this regard, USAID is partnering with RTI International on a 5-year (Oct 2017 to Sept 2022) cooperative agreement KCDMS Activity to help increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya. The project will also spur competitive, resilient market systems in Kenya’s horticulture and dairy sectors. We seek to recruit a Data Management Assistant to be based in the Nairobi office.

    Role Summary

    Reporting to senior Database Specialist, the Data management Assistant plays a pivotal role of ensuring accurate, consistent, and quality data submission into MEL Database and support data cleaning, management and analysis exercise.  The Data management Assistant will support data entry and management for Eastern region (Makueni, Kitui and Taita Taveta) as well as undertake database management assignments as directed by the Database specialist. 

    In addition, Data management Assistant is expected to contribute fully to the overall objectives of the KCDMS activity, conducting him/herself in a proper manner at all times as a representative of the program, and is responsible for the safe keeping and care of program assets assigned to his/her care.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

    • Support Database specialist in duties around database management. This includes.
    • Support maintenance and update data cleaning R scripts based on adjustments in the data collection tools Support in conducting backchecks to ensure quality and consistent data submission into KCDMS MEL system, and database system level data quality assurance (DQA).
    • Support in analysis of data for quarterly, annual and USAID FTFMS reports
    • Support in Populating and verifying USAID GIS Data Forms as well as developing GIS Maps using QGIS
    • Assist in Maintenance and updating of data collection guides, and, system and protocols.
    • Work with Database Specialist and MEL Manager in supporting Field MEL team in field MEL activities. This includes Supporting grantees, and field staff in accurate data capture, management, and submission into KCDMS MEL database
    • Work with Database specialist to conduct grantee visits as required, for troubleshooting database specific issues.
    • Assist in periodic field level data quality assurance (DQA) Support Eastern MEL Coordinator in conducting data entry into KCDMS MEL system.
    • Support in populating data into TraiNet and other USAID databases
    • Support in Update Annual Outcome Survey preparation, execution and reporting. This includes managing online based data collection platforms.
    • S/he shall undertake any other assigned duties by the Senior MEL staff.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Qualifications and Competencies

    • A bachelor’s degree in any quantitative field (Statistics, mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Actuarial Science etc.)
    • Intermediate knowledge of R, Python or Stata.
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (Data Validations, Conditional Formatting, Lookups, etc.)
    • Knowledge of SQL and working with remote Database is a plus
    • Experience supporting administering and supporting Database users or any other online data system
    • Organization skills, with an ability to stay focused on assigned tasks.
    • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision.
    • Strong Data management and munging skills.
    • Experience working with visualization tools such as Power BI and Superset, Tableau and Shiny.

    RTI does not permit any payment requests demanded during any part of the hiring process.  If such requests are made, please report it to the RTI Ethics Office via HRethics@rti.org.  Any candidate making any payment will be disqualified from consideration for future employment with RTI.

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