Database Manager-Dertu

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supporting the implementation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP).

The Millennium Village Project employs a community-based integrated development approach to help lift rural communities out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide.

The Millennium Villages Project is supported by Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization, whose vision is the eradication of extreme global poverty.

Millennium Promise’s mission is to encourage individuals and organizations to join the fight against global poverty, disease, and hunger through an unprecedented campaign that draws on the support of all parts of society (individuals, businesses, charitable organizations, faith-based groups, and governments) to ensure the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the end of extreme poverty.

The MVP is also supported by The MDG Centre East and Southern Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Center focuses on policy support at the national level and provides advisory services to the MVP with an intention of scaling up MDG related activities to district and national levels.

The 5-year project being implemented at Dertu, Garissa is mandated to investigate, implement and disseminate appropriate interventions needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the village level for pastoral communities in arid Africa.

The Position:

MDG is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of a Database Manager and shall report to the Team Leader and Science Coordinator.

The incumbent’s responsibilities include implementing:


  • Design and modify existing Monitoring and Evaluation and data collection tools
  • Preparation of briefs/summaries and other presentations for research findings to the science coordinator and for publications and presentations
  • Contribute to the development of the projects work plan and budget of activities
  • Compile monthly, quarterly and annual reports for summaries of project activities
  • Setting up and managing project databases and village level data analysis
  • Training on the use of data collection tools and importance of confidentiality
  • Ensuring data safety and confidentiality of subject information and providing
  • Documenting all activities related to project data from preparation of surveys to the final reporting
  • Providing research support and guidance to students attached to the project
  • Supervising all data collection and entry staff and providing IT support
  • Set up Information Management Systems at different facilities in the village e.g. Open MRs for Medical records at dispensary and train users.
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) data support
  • Assist in the supervision and coordination of ICT activities of the project


  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics or related field.
  • Knowledge on information technology (IT), geographical information system and scientific packages such as SPSS, SAS, Excel, Access, Minitab
  • At least two years working experience with an international organization
  • Knowledge and working experience in arid conditions will be an added advantage.

    Terms of offer

  • ICRAF/The MDG Centre is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package and a collegial working environment.
  • The contract is for an initial period of one (1) year, renewable subject to three (3) months probation period, assessment of performance and availability of resources.
  • Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone and fax numbers and email address).

    To Apply;

    Applications should indicate “Application for a Database Manager-Dertu” on their application letters OR email submissions.

    All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit,

    World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF),

    P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya

    OR via email:

    Application Deadline; 20th November.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit; World Agroforestry Centre Website

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