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Data Management Assistant

Nairobi (Kenya)

International Potato Center POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Ref.: 2017/023/NRS/SSA


The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks to recruit a highly talented Data Management Assistant to be based in our Nairobi office.

The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

The position: The Data Assistant will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Data Management Research Assistant. The Data Management Assistant will help manage beneficiary related data to ensure a smooth and clean upload and update of the project database.

The principal tasks and responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following: Duties and Accountabilities:

• Designing and coding of data collection templates into data entry software; • Data entry and export to various data management software; • Data cleaning and verification;

• Printing beneficiary household identification cards for the AVCD project • Any other duty as requested by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or related field.

• One year experience required at least at internship level. • Certificate in IT

• Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel and Word;

• Knowledge in CSPro (for designing data entry applications); • Basic data management skills using STATA and/or SPSS;

• Strong oral and written communication skills in English required.Conditions: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff position (NRS). The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a three-month probation period) with the possibility of

renewal, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities

website (, including a letter of motivation, a full C.V

with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the

candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications

will begin on 16 October, 2017 and will continue until the post is filled. Only shortlisted

candidates will be contacted.

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application,

interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with

information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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: CIP - International Potato Center
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-16

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