World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.
Title: Last Mile Mobile Solutions (LMMS) Assistant
Purpose of the Position:
Database Administration and Management. Oversee day-to-day integrity of database and database procedures, which may include: conducting weekly and monthly audits of data to confirm use of accurate entry processes; identifying and eliminating duplicate records; and maintaining users’ security settings
Assess, propose and develop database and software solutions for data collection (including mobile data capture), analysis and reporting, in collaboration with the A, M & E Coordinator. (Preference for object oriented software programming languages, that is, C# (Sharp), SQL (Structured Query Language).
Maintain regular back-ups of databases and security of program information
Provide capacity-building on quality, management and control issues
Database installation, configuration and Backing up/recovery of Database
Database troubleshooting and problem resolution
Analysing and comparing data trends in the databases
Performing database and application monitoring to optimise database performance
Programming the database so as to match with the situation on the ground as and when need arises.
Designing and reviewing new database programs, functions, procedures, data structures and packages.
Assisting database sizing and capacity planning.
Formulating and monitoring policies and procedures and standards relating to database management.
Proposing solutions, in compliance with scope and requirements, of user and management approval.
Enrolling users and maintaining system security.
Participate in any other job related activities assigned by superiors.
Knowledge, Qualifications and Skills:
Diploma in Information Technology/ Computer Science/Information Systems/Statistics or equivalent
3 years working experience in database design, data collection, and analysis and reporting or other related field
In-depth working knowledge of computer based statistical packages including SPSS, CsPro, Ep-info and Excel; and information dissemination software.Visual basic Programming , Microsoft Access, Macromedia Dream weaver
Knowledge of My SQL
Good communication with end users