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Graduate Database Assistants at Save the Children Nigeria


Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.

We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Database Assistant

Location: Abuja

Role Purpose

  • The Database Assistant is responsible for the organization, maintenance and updating of existing STEER databases and management information systems (MIS) at National, PEPFAR and CSO levels; such as the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS), District Health Information System (DHIS) USG Instance, PEPFAR’s Data for Accountability, Transparency & Impact (DATIM).
  • As may be required from time to time, she/he will generate data, data tables and reports in order to respond to program and donor reporting requirements, on schedule and as the need arises under the supervision of the Database Manager (DBM).

Key Areas of Accountabilities

  • Provide support to the DBM to ensure timely submission of donor reports.
  • Support the planning and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity development interventions for CSOs and STEER M&E team.
  • Support the DBM to ensure CSOs understand the information needs of project stakeholders and donors and adhere to system requirements
  • Provided onsite support for the implementation and updates of the existing MIS systems used by STEER and CSOs comprising NOMIS, DHIS and DATIM and this will include but not limited to onsite installation, setup, data entry procedures, and data transmission.
  • Provide support for collation and processing of NOMIS data reports and other related reports from the CSOs.
  • Support the development of the NOMIS working with the DBM and any external consultant engaged for this process.
  • Support the collection of GIS coordinates of project site locations and the development of service maps.
  • Work closely with the DBM in the preparation of monthly, semi-annual and annual and ad-hoc reports from CSOs with strict adherence to standards and timelines.
  • Maintain an inventory of data collection and monitoring visits to partners on a regular basis to monitor M&E systems.
  • Follow up with CSOs to ensure they participate in the data quality assessment, understand the recommendations for remedial action, and comply with those recommendations.
  • Support the development of electronic data entry questionnaires using the inform builder/kobo or any other data collection tool during periodic surveys and data analysis using appropriate statistical package.
  • Attend relevant STEER technical meetings to ensure close coordination between program, management, and M&E staff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with emphasis in Rural Development, Public Health, Statistics or a Development related fields.
  • Demonstrated skills in M&E, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Advanced use of excel is essential.
  • Experience in managing M&E databases including DHIS and NOMIS will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office – Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Experience in data analysis in Access and at least one of the following: CSPro, SPSS, EpiInfo or STATA is an added advantage.
  • Ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

Application Closing Date
6th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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