Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
About MasterCard Foundation DYNAMIC Program:
Mercy Corps is part of The MasterCard Foundation’s Youth Forward Initiative, the DYNAMIC (Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise) program works to strengthen systems and facilitate creation of sustainable economic opportunities for disadvantaged youth. DYNAMIC’s goal is to increase the number of young people in secure employment or self-employment and to promote agricultural market systems for youth. Through a market facilitation approach, youth already engaged in on-farm activities will move from subsistence to more productive and profitable farming. DYNAMIC will increase the employability of youth by facilitating access to demand driven technical skills, knowledge and market information. In parallel, DYNAMIC will link agribusinesses and microenterprises to market opportunities and diverse stakeholders, and ensure they can utilize financial services. DYNAMIC is one of the programs being implemented by Mercy Corps Uganda in Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader, Omoro and Gulu districts. The program engages an array of public and private sector actors to increase access to goods, services, markets, information, productive & social assets to increase the productivity of Ugandan agribusinesses and non-farm enterprises involving youth.
The primary aim of the graduate trainee program is to ensure mutual benefit for the trainee and the organization. The position holders will work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to ensure program quality in accordance with accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making. They will be equipped to provide internal capacity building for program staff on monitoring and evaluation activities/standards as well as review and develop necessary tools that feed into the needs of the DYNAMIC program. The Data Management trainee will be responsible for ensuring and maintaining an accurate and up to date program database which will be used to inform program indicators. They will also be required to provide training and on-going support for program and partner staff to ensure timely and quality data collection, analysis, storage, retrieval and reporting. The trainee will participate in providing data for production of program periodic reports and compiling data on program progress performance against set targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct monthly longitudinal studies with selected youth across Kitgum, Lamwo, Pader and Omoro depending on the field office that s/he will be attached
- Support design and implementation of assessments and other pre and post data collection actions and analysis.
- Ensure quality control procedures and accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing filing system to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.
- Support entry of data received from DYNAMIC staff and partners into excel spreadsheets, google sheets and mWater – a cloud based data collection and storage platform
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
How to Apply
- The applicants for the Mercy Corps Data Management Trainee jobs must hold a bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Demography or any other related field
- Previous experience with quantitative data collection and reporting techniques
- Ability to design and implement surveys, have knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling techniques.
- Willingness to ride a motorbike; have a valid permit
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: email@example.com
Deadline: 15th March 2018