Data Analysis and Management Specialist Consultant

Tunis

We are looking for a highly qualified candidate to join DDG Tunisia team as a Data Analyst Consultant. 
 
Who are we? 
 
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by vulnerable people affected by conflict and instability all over the world.  Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the branch of DRC that focuses on human security programming.  DDG strives to identify safety and security needs from the perspective of those living with conflict and to help them find non-violent solutions.  These go beyond traditional mine action activities to include Armed Violence Reduction (AVR).  AVR programming specifically seeks to engage communities in developing durable solutions to local safety and security challenges.     
 
DRC/DDG has been working in the region in Libya and Tunisia since 2011.  In 2014, DDG started a project in border towns in southeast Tunisia to address community security and resilience, aiming to improve relationships between communities and security providers and mitigate the risks facing local youth.     
With support from the European Commission and Canada, DDG recently entered a new phase of its programming, and is seeking a qualified Interim Field Administrator to support the projects. 
 
About the job 
 
The overall purpose of this consultancy is to support DDG Tunisia in developing a core conflict analysis database and data analysis system designed to understand and effectively monitor conflict trends along the Libyan-Tunisian border.
 
DDG has integrated systematic conflict analysis into its community security and resilience project as an essential process for understanding conflict dynamics to inform programmatic responses and to guide local communities in evidence-based conflict prevention. To assess trends in local border security, DDG conducts regular monitoring to gather data on conflict incidents, including border closures, civil unrest, violent confrontations, and movement of goods.
 
Using DDG’s existing incident tracking tool and in coordination with DDG staff, the consultant will design an effective data management system to collect and collate data on recorded incidents. The existing database combines quantitative data on incidents with descriptive data from local observations and insights. The consultant will establish relevant categories and coding systems to efficiently organize data, and will produce a user-friendly database codebook. The consultant will also train DDG teams on the codebook and on understanding valid data sources and data entry. The specialist will provide DDG with technical advice on software for data analysis and data visualization most suitable to utilizing research findings and informing organizational strategic objectives.
 
Duties and Responsibilities 
 
Development of data collection and management standards and guidelines 
• Undertake full review of DDG’s conflict incident data and data collection systems 
• Consult with DDG staff to develop clearly-defined data collection parameters and to identify local data sources 
• Develop a simple reference manual for appropriate data entry standards and policies for routine data collection, analysis, and information sharing 
Development of user-friendly data management system  
• Produce a technical guide or codebook to accompany database reorganization 
• Apply categories and codes for the design of a new database 
Data management and cleaning 
• Clean, code and categorise existing data 
Training of DDG staff 
• Provide training to DDG staff on new standards and policies to improve their data entry practices and data management skills 
Strategic guidance 
• Support the development of DDG’s strategic vision for effective utilization of conflict data analysis  
• Provide technical advice on software for data analysis and data visualization
 
Work schedule and deliverables:
 

 

 
Day’ constitutes 8 hours of work and may be spread across multiple calendar days and may be remote. 
 
As a result of the above tasks, the consultant will submit the following deliverables: 
 
• Reference manual for data entry standards, policies, and procedures  
• Technical guide and codebook 
• Database template 
• Cleaned data 
• Training workshops 
• Guidance note on strategic use of data analysis
 
About you 
 
To be successful in this role you must have a University degree in social science, political science, or related field and at least 3 years’ experience in database management and analysis; preferably within an international organization or the public sector.
 
You should also have:
 
• High-level technical skills in database management; excellent skills in Microsoft Excel and at least one relevant statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS) required; strong skills in other programs an asset 
• Excellent analytical and research skills, with demonstrable skills in data analysis and the effective communication of complex data 
• Demonstrable experience in training and/or development of peer-to-peer training materials  
• Knowledge of conflict analysis, conflict dynamics, borderland dynamics or security through professional or academic experience  
• Strong verbal and written communication skills  
• Highly collaborative approach 
 
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  
 
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
 
We offer 
 
DRC will offer the successful applicant a 24 days consultancy contract. 
You must be available to start work from 18/09/2017 and be willing and able to work remotely with travel to Tunis and Zarzis, Tunisia.  
Application process 
 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
 
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered. 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk  
 
Applications close 06/09/2017. The interviews are expected to take place 7 and 8 of September 2017. 
 
Need further information? 
 
For more details on this position please contact Britt Solan at avr.manager@drc-tunisia.org
Please note that applications sent directly to Britt Sloan will not be considered. 
 
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo  
 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Tunis
  • Grade: International Consultant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-06