Evidence Action NGO Data Officer Jobs in Kisumu

The Data Officer is a member of the program data management (PDM) sub-team on the larger Monitoring, Learning and Information system (MLIS) team, and assists the Senior Associate-Program data management in ensuring that monitoring, planning, tracking and attendance forms filled by the implementation stakeholders are received, processed at Evidence Action’s data center in Kisumu.

Duties and responsibilities

Support NSBD Data Flow and Processing Activities:

  • Support all aspects of School lists, School ids, Division/Ward lists, Sub County lists, Counties within the NSBD Program, including controlling versions for distribution to other sub-/team members, and making sure they are up-to-date and consistent in all records including in the MIS records.
  • Support the process of receiving, logging, checking and processing of all data coming in from the National School Based Deworming Program in Kenya.
  • Actively implement and maintain the tracking system of all forms received at the Program secretariat and initiate the necessary actions in the event of failure to receive the forms on the expected dates.
  • Develop, maintain and improve data entry platforms as needs arise.
  • Undertake data entry and data cleaning tasks as required under the direction of the Senior Associate Data Processing.
  • Support and supervise data processing consultants.
  • Provide bi-weekly update of forms received and communicate any discrepancies of forms received by the program team from those recorded by MLIS
  • Ensure all treatment, planning and attendance forms received are serialized, arranged and well stored in accordance to protocol.
  • Help oversee form scrutiny by either internal Evidence Action staff or casual hired for this purpose
  • Other additional responsibilities that might be assigned to him/her by the Senior Associate

    Key performance Indicators

  • Produce bi-weekly report of forms received by MLIS and update Senior Associate on the missing forms.
  • Successful completion of Data Entry of NSBDP as well
    as other paper data.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or any other quantitative field
  • Minimum 1 year experience in data entry or data management
  • Extensive experience with data entry interfaces such as CSPro, ODK, Access, etc.(experience in CSPro is highly preferred)
  • Strong familiarity with statistical software packages such as Stata, R, SPSS, SAS etc. with the ability to learn and adapt to new programs (experience with Stata is highly preferred)
  • Well versed with Excel and a strong desire to learn advanced Excel
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple supervisors while adhering to program deadlines and priorities
  • Quick to learn, motivated to self-teach and capable of independently translating new knowledge into practice.
  • S/he should be goal oriented and have high attention to details

    In addition, this position requires a candidate to:

  • Have a strong commitment to evidence-based practice and policy in the development field
  • Be enthusiastic to develop personally and professionally as part of a growing global team
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and a genuine love of working with data.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 30th August, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Evidence Action NGO Data Officer Jobs in Kisumu

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