Save the Children is the world leading independent organization for children. We strive to give children and environment in which their human rights and needs are respected and protected so that they can realize their full potential. We are committed to ensuring that children realize the right to survival, protection, development and participation which they are entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We seek to employ qualified candidate for the position below:
Job Title: Data Assistant – EU
Job ID: 190003MJ Location: Damaturu, Yobe Employee Status: Fixed Term Grade: 5 Team: Yobe EU Resilience Post Type: National Reports to: MEAL Officer
Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.
The purpose of this role is to support data management for the EU resilience programme cash transfer component. This will include supporting data collection, data cleaning and data entry.
Background The EU Support to Early Recovery from Conflict and Resilience Building Project in Yobe state is a three and half years EU supported project that aims to strengthen Yobe State Government and community capacity to build households’ and communities’ resilience to recurrent shocks (conflict and its negative effects).
The project is expected to deliver results around various components including social protection, nutrition and health, food security and livelihoods, child protection, social cohesion and education in emergency. All of which have different targets that contribute to strengthening resilience at household, community and state level.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Reporting to the MEAL Officer, the data assistant will be will be expected to perform the following duties:
To enter data from various source documents into the computer system for storage, processing and data
Combine and rearrange data from source documents where required
Enter data from source documents into prescribed computer database, files and forms
Transcribe information into required electronic format
Scan documents into document management systems or databases
Check completed work for accuracy
Store completed documents in designated locations
Maintain logbooks or records of activities and tasks
Prepare, compile and sort documents for data entry
Check source documents for accuracy
Verify data and correct data where necessary
Obtain further information for incomplete documents
Update data and delete unnecessary files
Respond to requests for information and access relevant files
print information when required
Comply with data integrity and security policies
Maintain own office equipment and stationery supplies
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice) Accountability:
Hold oneself accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children
Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for oneself and the team, take responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourage the team to do the same.
Future orientated, think strategically and on a country programme wide scale.
Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Develop and encourage new and innovative solutions to problems faced
Willing to take disciplined risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Displays consistent judgement.
High School Diploma
Knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures.
Formal computer training an advantage
Proficient in relevant computer applications such as MS Office
Accurate keyboard skills and proven ability to enter data at the required speed
Skills & Experience:
Strong planning and organizing skills
Knowledge of information collection and management practices
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to work under pressure
Attention to detail
Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) in English and Hausa
Ability to speak local language (Hausa, Kare-kare, Kanuri Ngizim)
Independence, adaptability and flexibility
Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute
Commitment to Save the Children mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
Previous experience in data entry, information management, administrative or clerical duties, will be an added advantage
Ability and willingness to travel to remote projects sites and stay in basic conditions when necessary.