Job Title: Database Administrator
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.
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.