Database Assistant at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming. CRS Nigeria seeks for highly qualified candidates to fill the positions below. Full Job Descriptions can be downloaded at the links provided for each position.Job Title: Database AssistantDepartment: Emergency ProgramsLocation: Maiduguri, NigeriaPosition Band: B-2Reports To: Database ManagerPrimary Function:The Database Assistant (DA) is responsible for the organization, maintenance and updating of existing emergency project databases and management information systems (MIS) and providing support to projects’ MEAL staff and to the Database Manger. As may be required from time to time, she/he will develop computer programs and troubleshoot databases to generate data, data tables and reports in order to respond to program and donor reporting requirements, on schedule and as the need arises.Job Responsibilities:Provide overall technical support on database organization/design, maintenance, development and update, to the emergency project MEAL officers and emergency program managers.Support the planning and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity development interventions for emergency program staff and MEAL team.Support emergency MEAL officers in ensuring that the information needs of project stakeholders and donors are met and adhere to system requirements.Provide technical support for the running of the emergency projects’ Red Rose platform (including troubleshooting, software and hardware updates, liaise with the Red Rose technical team, etc.)Provide support for collation and processing of data reports and other related reports from the programming team.Provide coaching and mentoring to programming and MEAL staff on the application and use of the available software/databases to ensure that high standards of program implementation are provided at all times.Support MEAL officers in the management of programs’ databases, ensuring that these are routinely updated and liaise Program Managers to ensure that quality data is reported to the donors.Provide support for the training for enumerators and daily workers on data collection using ICT.Support the collection of GIS coordinates of project site locations and the development of service maps as needed.Support the preparation of monthly, semi-annual and annual and ad-hoc reports to donors with strict adherence to standards and timelines.Maintain an inventory of data collection and monitoring visits to partners on a regular basis to monitor M&E systems.Support the development and testing of electronic data entry questionnaires using the iFormBuilder (or other software as needed) during periodic surveys and data analysis using appropriate statistical package.Download full Job Description

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