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Database Administrator (1)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Job Title: Database Administrator

Location: Harare


World Vision Zimbabwe seeks a qualified Database Administrator for an anticipated livestock value chain project in Zimbabwe. World Vision and its partners (consortium) will support the development of a strong, competitive Beef Value Chain (BVC) that promotes enhanced trade, employment creation, food security and inclusive green economic growth; as well as improving the enabling environment for a sustainable and inclusive BVC in Zimbabwe.

Purpose of the Position:

The Database Administrator is responsible forsetting up the computer-based database system, and ensuring its efficient operation for effective and efficient roll-out of the BVC Project, Humanitarian Accountability and M&E systems to support program management and accountability functions. S/he contributes towards the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the Project programming.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • 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).

  • Designs Geographical spatial databases and mapping of project sites and operational areas using ArcGIS software.

  • 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

  • Maintain regular back-ups of databases and security of program information

  • Train BVC Project staff how to use the database for data capture and processing to produce scheduled and on demand reports and monitor users’ access.

  • Develop and support a EC /EU data quality compliant filing system for district and national level hard copy forms and source documents that back up IPTT data.

  • Provide capacity-building on quality, management and control issues

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree 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.

  • Familiarity with M&E frameworks particularly in the context of EC/EU Programs.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.