World Vision Information Management Specialist Jobs in Uganda

World Vision Information Management Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection.

World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above.

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position:

  • Information Management Specialist
    Report to:
  • Evidence & Learning Manager
    Location:
  • Kampala – National Office

    Purpose of the position:

    To offer technical support in documentation, storage, and sharing of program/project related information including maintenance of information storage and knowledge management systems, maintenance of internal networks and external liaison for effective identification and utilization of knowledge in World Vision Uganda.

    This is aimed at informing quality planning and implementation and effectively contribute to improved child-wellbeing.

    Key Outputs/Responsibilities

    Information Systems Management

  • Ensure effective implementation of the national information management system that links both the internal and external management information systems
  • Provide technical support and coordinate the effective implementation and roll out of new information management systems across World Vision programmes and projects
  • Ensure the effective utilization of Horizon across all programmes and projects (Design of profiles, planning, monitoring, reporting, work flow management etc.) and routinely conduct data quality audits for data in the system
  • Ensure effective management and utilization of the WV Uganda’s integrated M&E database aligned to the National Strategy standard indicators and cascade the Database to programs, divisions, partners, grants/emergency projects to track statistics contributing to the National Office Strategy and Child Well-Being Targets.
  • Enhance capacity and utilization of GIS technology across all programmes and projects in WVU: This includes the collection of geographical information relevant to World Vision Uganda programs/projects and use of GPS tools in the field; and desk-based data capture (digitizing) to convert paper maps to GIS datasets.
  • Support the integration and management of mobile technology (Open Data Kit –ODK) in data collection process across World Vision Uganda programs/projects ensuring that data are properly collected and stored in the World Vision Server
  • Ensure that all programmes are utilizing external databases across all Ministries such as the OVC MIS, WASH MIS, HMIS, EMIS and other external information management systems
  • Provide meaningful data summaries and visualization through GIS and other graphics to demonstrate results to the NO and programmes/projects on their contribution to child well being
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in the utilization of application software such as SPSS, EPIDATA, EPIINFO, STATA, Arc GIS etc. for results based monitoring and evaluation across all programmes and projects.
  • In liaison with ICT, provide clear guidance on the storage and utilization of organization data that has been collected
  • Train program/project staff on/create awareness of ‘state of the art’ practices in information management and monitor usage; and performance of existing in-house program management information systems with the aim of carrying out corrective maintenances.

    Knowledge Management

  • Participate in providing technical support and guidance for programme or project baselines and evaluations through review of terms of references and evaluation reports so that they are conducted in accordance to partnership/donor guidelines and standards.
  • Support and strengthen adoption and use of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) methodology using Open Data Kit (ODK) or any emerging recommended software for annual monitoring of program outcomes, assessments, evaluations or baseline surveys.
  • Design and implement
    an effective document management system that includes tools and guidelines, effective utilization of the Horizon information hub and the WV Central intranet page document depository for document storage and sharing across all programs and projects
  • Design and ensure the effective implementation and roll out of the Knowledge Management guideline

    Organizational Learning

  • Participate in research and documentation at National level to promote evidence based learning
  • Provide technical support and guidance in the documentation of most significant change stories developed by programmes through effective review and archiving of such information
  • Support the National Office to roll out research initiatives or products being piloted by the National Office, Support Offices, Global Center or National structures
  • Support programs in documenting and disseminating innovations and new research findings related to DME. Develop and disseminate tools and guidelines in line with documenting innovations and research
  • Provide technical support in the development of a national research agenda and coordinate its effective implementation
  • Participate in the analysis of trends generated from programme or project evaluations and baselines within the national MIS systems to inform national level programming
  • Provide technical support and guidance in the design and implementation of a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned for organizational learning.
  • This includes the design of clear tools and guidelines to facilitate lessons learned events
  • Work closely with the DME team and programs division to provide support (including capacity building) to field personnel on program information management, collection and dissemination and facilitate peer learning and networks in order to strengthen organizational learning.
  • Under the guidance of National Evidence and Learning Manager, provide liaison with external institutions to coordinate the organization’s research and development and other learning so that outputs from such learning can be integrated into the organization’s knowledge base

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • A Master’s degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Statistics, Biostatistics, Information Technology or a related field is required
  • Minimum of five years of work experience in managing Management Information Systems for data intensive programs in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable.
  • Experience in Knowledge management and designing MIS systems for M&E data collection and analysis methods is desirable.
  • Knowledge of designing and managing M&E systems at a national level for effective generation of monitoring data used in tracking
  • Programme and improved service delivery and support related to development programming
  • Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable.
  • Excellent command of MS Excel, and working knowledge of at least two statistical data management packages/software’s (quantitative & qualitative) e.g., SPSS, Nvivo/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable.
  • Ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams and a wide range of program/project activities
  • Strong report writing and communication skills
  • Being a member of the Uganda Evaluation Association or any other Evaluation Association is an added advantage
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated
  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Information Management Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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