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  • Organization: Concern Worldwide
  • Location: Nairobi | Kenya
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2018-02-13

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

Nairobi (Kenya) | Kenya

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

Job Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

Job Location: Nairobi

Reports to: Finance and Systems Director

Direct Reports: None

Liaises with:

Consortium Programme Manager, Consortium Director, Relevant Consortium Member Agency Staff

Contract Details:

Five Months initial contract with long-term extension based on positive performance

Monthly Starting Salary of the Pay Grade - Kes 191,337 p.m.

Medical Cover (Principal + Two Dependants)

Group Life Assurance Cover

Group Personal Accident Cover

Job Summary:

Job Background:

The “*Coordinated implementation of Cash Assistance to support Somali Households (CASH) affected by disaster*” is a €10million project to be rolled out in Somalia in 2018, managed by a consortium of six international agencies, led by Concern Worldwide. This specific action will concentrate on addressing the immediate humanitarian challenges facing Somalia through multi-purpose cash assistance. The Consortium has set out both short term and longer term goals with regard to the added value it can bring to the wider cash delivery agenda. Within this, we will seek to contribute to the development of a context appropriate, unified, efficient and effective cash delivery system for Somalia.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Consortium Finance and Systems Director and serving as a senior member of the consortium management unit (CMU), the Information Systems Specialist is expected to contribute to the strategic thinking, planning, and overall coordination efforts of the consortium. S/he will drive innovative practice, overseeing the consortium’s technical matters related to the building of an efficient, scale-able and replicable cash delivery and M&E system using online database, mobile data collection, data visualization and biometric technologies. This includes components of both technical system re/development and data collection/base management. Specific to consortium, s/he will coordinate with M&E Working Group, work closely with the BRCiS Consortium (NRC Lead) cash systems/staff and re/develop relevant additions to the existing digital cash delivery and M&E system. Further, s/he will manage the database and ongoing data collection as required for learning, capacity building, programmatic accountability, as well as donor reporting.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Generic Responsibilities

· Adherence to cash consortium policies, guidance and procedures.

· Support and contribute to the development and implementation of the Cash Consortium cash delivery and M&E system, including system SOPs, guidance, and tools with a strong focus on trainings and capacity building of staff in the field.

· Participate in programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E.

· Support programme staff in planning for and executing cash delivery and M&E system, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.

· Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.

· Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports.

· Lead systems-centred trainings and support the Cash Consortium Programme Manager with trainings on M&E capacity building purposes at field level.

Specific Responsibilities

· Under the strategic direction of the Finance and Systems Director, ensure maintenance of the Consortium M&E system including conducting reviews of progress against bench marks, facilitating consultations and trainings, and coordinating reviews and updates.

· Develop M&E guidance, tools and procedures (including consultation with program staff to determine needs and appropriateness, draft documents, facilitating consultation on documents, and rolling out finalized products)

· Promote the standardization of M&E processes throughout the Cash Consortium, providing training and support to Cash Consortium Members as needed.

· Provide technical and surge support to field teams on monitoring and evaluation processes and issues with a particular focus on data collection trouble-shooting, and new process development in Somalia.

· Support the use of mobile phone data collection by training field staff, creating questionnaire templates and providing administrative support.

· Conduct trainings on cash delivery and Monitoring and Evaluation system.

· Compile periodic quantitative output reports from Field offices for circulation to senior management.

· Provide technical and surge support for quantitative and qualitative analysis for assessments, donor reports, and other processes.

· Run the data management system of the Cash Consortium to ensure an on-line repository of all data and links to the data visualization.

· As required, rapidly write/develop new digital data gathering-based surveys and processes into existing/new systems, including online data-base hosted by NRC, Qlik Cloud data visualization, ODK-based surveys, and SimPrint Biometrics.

Responding to Emergencies:

· Participate and contribute as necessary towards Emergency response as and when necessary

· Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Programme Participant Protection Policy

· To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

· To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.

· To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme (as per P4 section 6).

Job Specification:

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or relevant field

· At least three (3) years’ relevant experience

· Experiences in the development and implementation of ODK or any other mobile data collection tools.

· Working experience with Access, Excel, Java, ASP.NET, SQL Oracle, PHP and HTML 5

· Experience developing and maintaining data visualization software such as PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik.

· Knowledge of transactional databases (MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite) and database programming.

· Technical and user documentation skills

· Knowledge of statistical software packages, e.g. STATA, SPSS and basic statistical analysis.

· Good understanding of data processing/management.

· Ability to develop complex data entry and data collection tool preferably using ODK.

Disclaimer:

This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

[RW1]Not sure how this goes in terms of attracting good candidates for the role

[RW2]Sounds like a grand title for a Manager’s role

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and cover letter (only) to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘**Information Systems Specialist’.** The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 13th February 2018.

Each application should include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise.

Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

‘Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Follow Concern online: www.concern.net

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