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Data Officer



Data Officer

World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 15 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Data Officer. The position will be based in one of the refugee camps: Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kigeme, Mugombwa or Kiziba and reporting to the Camp Education Coordinator

Purpose of the position:

To lead the implementation, management and development of the WVR-UNHCR education project Database in a refugee camp setting. To develop data collection tools basing on key education indicators built-in the database, to manage and maintain data and information systems which support the smooth implementation of the education for pupils/students in a refugee setting. Produce a real time data in a range of appropriate formats to help inform management decisions.

The major responsibilities include:

  • Assist in developing the project data collection plan including monitoring and evaluation tools

  • Assist in managing the project database

  • Assist the Camp Project Coordinator to develop a core, standard system data entry that will align with required report needs, including review of programmatic procedures designed to collect data in real time

  • Support the project Coordinator to compile data and present quality statistics that meet user needs and contribute to decision making;

  • Engage with key stakeholders, in particular the UNHCR to provide statistics with a view to assist in the development future plans and/or continuously improving service delivery

  • Ensuring that the data structures are adequate to the task, including the integrity, consistency and coherence

  • Monitor, pupil/students’ records; i.e attendance, performance, dropout, etc.

  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports and submit them to the project managers

  • Enhance documentation, success stories of the project interventions and results

  • Keeping the data as up to date as possible.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Economics, Business administration, Rural Development Studies, Information Science, and/or statistics.

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in development work, preferably working in a large NGO/UN. Should have been involved in database administration and uses of databases. Experience in project monitoring, evaluation and report writing is essential.

  • Substantive experience in analyzing datasets using Excel or any statistical software packages;

  • Capacity to plan, prioritize and to manage multiple demands, and to work comfortably in a collegial office environment

  • Excellent knowledge of English language and Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of French is an added advantage.


  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

How to apply:

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The closing date for submission of applications is 7th December, 2017; no late applications will be accepted

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks