Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.
ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 495 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
ACTED is working in 9 north and north eastern provinces of Afghanistan. These provinces are affected by natural and man-made disasters. ACTED is providing relief and emergency assistance to the vulnerable population affected by displacements, conflicts or natural disasters, in the field of agriculture, NFI, shelters, WASH and food security
Anyone employed by or working for ACTED shall commit to act according to ACTED’s Code of Conduct, which outlines the expected behavior of ACTED teams. To ensure that funds are used exclusively for humanitarian purposes and in accordance with donors’ compliance requirements, all job / internship / volunteering offers are subject to the condition that potential staff names do not appear on anti-terrorism lists, in line with ACTED’s anti-terrorism policy. To this end, your data shall be automatically processed."
The Database Officer is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the central and project-specific databases, conducting data analysis, and supporting the design of various database tools and strategies.
ACTED is implementing the project titled “Accelerating Ending Open Defecation in Afghanistan” from March 1st, 2020 to December 31st 2021, in Aqcha District of Jawzjan Province. The project also includes hard and soft activities related to WASH in School and in Health Centresj
3/Clinics through building/rehabilitating infrastructure, awareness raising and trainings. The PM will lead the project management and implementation efforts for the UNICEF-funded project that follows the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach linked to hygiene behavioural change communication and with the aim of facilitating villages achieve “open defecation” status.
The project will be implemented in close coordination with MRRD (Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development) by providing training, planning, coordination and technical oversight of the implementation partners and MoPH (Ministry of Public Health) who will provide Open Defecation Free certification to communities and support gains made through Community Health Workers (CHWs).
1. Database Management System Implementation
a) Maintain the country’s central and project-specific databases;
b) Ensure all data is entered and updated in the databases and tables;
c) Support the AME Officer and Monitors/Surveyors in ensuring that data is collected in a timely and accurate manner according to the reporting and monitoring requirements;
d) Check the quality of the data submitted by field staff;
e) Liaise with field staff regarding missing data, eventual mistakes, data discrepancies and/or inconsistencies;
f) Perform “clean data” when needed;
g) Ensure proper filing of hard and soft copies of survey questionnaires, lists of beneficiaries or other data collection tools or documents;
h) Maintain and further develop the structure or format of the databases as required;
i) Implement proper backup, restore, data validation, and security procedures to ensure data integrity and availability;
j) Provide database technical support to ACTED teams, and troubleshoot both hardware and software issues.
2. Data Analysis
a) Verify the accuracy of the data collected during assessments;
b) Clean data collected during assessments and flag any issues to the relevant departments;
c) Extract queries, figures, and reports from the database;
d) Generate data visualization such as charts, graphs, tables to be included in communication tools, reports, assessments and any other documents as per needs;
e) In collaboration with the AME Officer, provide data analysis of projects’ activities and assessment data;
f) Support the improvements of the data collection tools and processes and pilot new ideas with assessment teams in the field.
a) Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;
b) Participate in database-related workshops and meetings as required;
Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
- Database Management System (DBMS) in place and functional that allows at least the reporting on ACTED’s 16 global standard indicators
- Number of database outputs (reports, infograms, etc.) produced during past 6 months
- % of ongoing projects with project specific databases developed
- Average time needed to fulfil database service requests
- % of fields that have missing or incorrect data
~~- Bachelor Degree in Computer Science / Computer Application / BBA / BCA
- Complete literacy (speaking, writing, and reading) Dari Pashto and English languages.
- Two years of experience working with NGOs in relevant positions (Database)
- Very good interpersonal and communication skills, including politeness. And patience.
- Ability to work as part of a team
~~Please indicate the position title, (Database Officer & vacancy number Cap-013/260320) you are applying in subject of the email, Otherwise your application will not be considered.
Applications, in English, should include a resume, a cover letter and three references (No certificates attached), and be submitted no later than 04-Apr-2020 to the following address:
ACTED Kabul office
Turabaz khan Square, Qudart Center, Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul– Afghanistan