Nuru International Database Manager Job in Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya

Job Title: Database Manager    
Job Category: Contract
Department / Group: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Location: Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya
Travel Required: Local travel required
Level: Managerial
Position Type: Full-time
HR Contact: Babere Mwita

Overview: Nuru International Kenya is an NGO dedicated to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally- led training in Agriculture, Personal Finance, Health care and Education.

Nuru focuses on cultivating service- minded leaders and equipping people with necessary knowledge and skills to be able to lead their communities out of extreme poverty using local income-generating activities.

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Nuru Kenya’s Monitoring and Evaluation Team is actively seeking a highly qualified and energetic team player for its Database Manager Team.  
The Database Manager may be staffed internally from Nuru Kenya staff or externally as determined by the M&E District Manager in coordination with the hiring panel consisting of the M&E Project Facilitator, Research and Advising Manager and the Director of Nuru Kenya.  

Contract specification will be in accordance with those established in the employment contract. 

This job description is a complement to the employment contract and serves as a baseline for performance evaluations conducted every 6 months.  
The employee is responsible for acknowledging and understanding the duties bestowed.

Roles and Responsibilities

Database management
  • Train staff on the use of database
  • Research and resolve technical issues of database users from all program areas (Agriculture, CED, Education, Healthcare, Leadership, administration and M&E)
  • Creation and interpretation of trends in graphs and charts for use in decision making
  • Generation and interpretation of reports on operational and program indicators
  • Summarize and analyze samples of data, including construction of confidence intervals and statistical tests of significance
  • Contacting database vendor/M&E data scientist for technical support as and when needed.
Managing data security and privacy
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Establishment of user privileges to enhance data integrity and consistency controls there by protecting data from unauthorized use. Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Establishment of procedures and facilities for backing up data such as automatic dump, periodic backup, cold back, hot backup- or backups stored in a secure, off-site location.
Growth and change
  • Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to M&E computer systems, such as the installation of new databases or software.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes. Modifications/Changes should meet the needs of Nuru Kenya and Nuru International and should be done in consultation with the data scientist.
  • Work as part of M&E team to coordinate and cultivate database and IT development and     determine project scope and limitations.
  • Any other duty assigned to him/her by the line manager
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Holds a degree in Computer Science, IT, Statistics or other relevant quantitative  area
  • Superior computer skills, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Internet and at least one statistical analysis software such as SAS, SPSS, R or STATA (STATA preferred)
  • Experience writing formulas to manipulate large data sets in Excel or other statistical programs
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Database management
  • Fluent in written and spoken English (mandatory), Kiswahili (mandatory) and Kikuria (preferred)
  • Has effective project management and communications skills
  • Can work in office or field setting
  • Long-term commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural Kenya  
Preferred Skill
  • Can work for long periods of time
Additional Notes
Applicants must currently live in Kuria West District or be willing to relocate for this position.  
Relocation pay, monetary support for family relocation, housing and housing allowance, food allowance and commuter transport allowance will not be provided.
Compensation: commensurate with experience
Equal Opportunity Employer: Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume/CV with at least two professional references by February 24, 2014 at 4PM EAT.  

Please submit all documents in English. Be sure to include your contact information.  
All applications can be submitted to our HR Manager in Keborui, or Email: 

Date posted: January 27, 2014
Posting Expires:  February 24, 2014

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Subject Line: Attention: HR Manager, Job: Database Manager, M&E    
HR Manager
Nuru Kenya
P.O. Box 176
Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya 40414
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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