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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Sievierodonetsk
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Statistics
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-13

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Project Database assistant - Ukraine nationals only - Ukraine

Sievierodonetsk (Ukraine)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

NRC is looking for Database administrator in our office in Severodonetsk, Ukraine.
The role of Database administrator is to support NRC database assisting in data processing and information management, including collecting, processing, storing and visualization of programme data.

Job description

Maintain a clear and complete database for Food Security, Shelter and ICLA programmes.
Test databases, correct errors, clean up data and make necessary modifications.
To maintain the technical base for data collection process. Support automated beneficiary registration, enrolment, updates as well as distribution activities.
Maintain the entered data and ensure that data can be tracked / reconciled easily, in accordance with NRC policies. Summarize the entered data in the form of statistical reports as appropriate.
Work with IT department to develop and control user access permissions for each segment of database according to program management specifications
Set up new tracking systems and Excel databases as needed to document and record Food Security, Shelter and ICLA program activities.
Manage all the tracking procedures to ensure that aid is accounted for in compliance with NRC and donor requirements.
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.
Develop, maintain and establish excellent working relationships with a wide range of different interlocutors (Clusters, NGOs, civil and military representatives).
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
Contribute to NRC strategy development and provide input on needs and gaps from relevant areas.
Ensure that the field reports are accurate and reliable for completion of the monthly statistical reports.
Perform any other related duties as requested by the Area Manager, Database & Reporting Officer or their designees.


Background in computer sciences/technologies or statistics or applied mathematics.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite is required, Microsoft Excel advanced is required.
Knowledge of VBA scripts, .Net is a plus.
Experience in Mobile Data Collection, including design and development of surveys is a serious advantage.
Practical understanding of algorithms of data validation and reconciliation is a plus.
Prospective candidates must have strong analytical skills, information managing skills, with attention to details.
At least 1 year experience in data management and tracking/accounting, with NGOs or UN agencies strongly preferred.
Intermediate both spoken and written English is required.
Extensive experience working in relief operations in challenging environments.
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
He/she must be diligent in paperwork, have integrity and be able to cooperate with Database Officers and members of other teams.

Education field

  • Computing / IT

Education level

  • Academy college / University

Personal qualities

Managing resources and achieving results
Handling insecure environments
Working with people
Coping with change
Empowering and building trust
Planning and delivering results

We offer

Contract period: 12 months contingent upon availability of funds
Salary/benefits: According to NRC country policy
Duty station: Severodonetsk, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine

Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Successful candidates may be called for interview prior the deadline for applications.
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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