World Vision International

Database Administrator

Job Description

Title: Database Administrator

Reports to: Accountability Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Purpose of the Position:

The Database Administrator is responsible for setting up the computer-based database system, and ensuring its efficient operation for effective and efficient roll-out of the Ensuring Nutrition, Transforming and Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe (ENTERPRIZE) program. S/He will also be responsible for operationalizing the Accountability and M&E system in resident district.

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 M&E Specialist. (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 ENTERPRIZE program staff how to use the database for data capture and processing to produce scheduled and on demand reports and monitor users’ access.

  • Track the effectiveness and use of the Knowledge Hubs in operational districts

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

  • Conduct process monitoring of project activities and provide feedback on monitoring findings to partners and programme teams for improvement in programme quality

  • Participate in the project’s performance monitoring through progress monitoring of care groups, farmer groups and ISAL groups

  • Support ward based monitoring reviews, annual assessments and surveys as per programme schedule.

  • Maintain functional complaints and response mechanisms and follow up on complaints received and respond in a timely manner.

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.

  • Knowledge of ICT platforms and mobile based data collection softwares Kurima Mari, podcasting, ODK and MagPi

  • Familiarity with M&E frameworks particularly for DFID and FAO funded programmes