Data Assistant Job in Kenya (MEAL)

Position: MEAL Assistant (Information Management System/ Data Assistant)

Contract: 9 months
contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council
terms of employment for National staff.

station: Dadaab 

Job description

The MEAL (IMS/Data)
Assistant will primarily be responsible for ensuring program data and other
protection data is accurately and ethically collected, stored, analyzed &
shared in strict adherence to the DRC data protection policy and MEAL
guidelines. The holder of this position will be responsible for data
collection, data entry, data analysis and reporting aspects of the DRC program
activities to inform better program interventions. The incumbent will work
closely with MEAL Officer, all the DRC program staff, & staff from partner


Designing, planning & implementation of strategies for data
collection & storage, analysis & sharing:

  • Responsible
    for all projects database. She/he will work closely with the MEAL officer
    to support in designing databases on project activities/beneficiaries and
    assist in updating regularly the database according to the project

  • In
    collaboration with the MEAL Officer make recommendations about the methods
    the projects should use to collect, analyze and manage data to improve
    data quality and the efficiency of data systems.

  • Manage
    the Gender Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) by
    ensuring accurate data entry into the incident recorder, clean up, storage
    and system maintenance including troubleshooting.

  • Ensure
    accurate data entry of new information into the beneficiary database and
    regularly update, maintain existing database system records

  • Strengthen
    and maintain networks with other Protection partners in Dadaab by
    attending GBV and GBVIMS working group meetings to help analyze GBV
    trends, findings and best practices.

  • Ensure
    timely sharing of GBVIMS line data on a monthly basis to the Protection TL
    and UNHCR focal point for consolidation.

  • Ensure
    all SGBV data (GBV survivors’ data, NFI distribution data, persons reached
    in various activities) is AGD (Age, Gender and Diversity) disaggregated,
    entered into the GBVIMS/beneficiary data base and safely stored;

  • Assist
    the SGBV Response and Prevention teams in creating awareness on SGBV in
    Dadaab by participating and documenting campaigns, referrals and focus
    group discussions

  • Support
    in conducting assessments and community visits as needed, facilitate focus
    groups and other qualitative data collection exercises.

  • Conduct
    all field data collection through mobile data collection for quantitative
    data and paper forms for qualitative data. – ensure tablets and phones to
    be used for assessments are charged before commencement of assessment

  • Assist
    the MEAL officer in conducting data analysis and providing inputs,
    information and statistics for monthly, quarterly, annual and other
    reports for all projects to the supervisor;

Design and Implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability & Learning Plans:

  • Participate
    in the baseline, mid-term and end of term evaluations of program
    activities in accordance with the LEAP framework

  • In
    close liaison with the MEAL Officer, support in short-term M&E
    evaluators and experts as required.

  • Under
    the direction of the MEAL Officer, support research and study activities
    on M&E related issues.

  • Conduct
    community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and
    non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on project activities

  • Maintain
    the Complains and feedback received and ensure a timely and appropriate
    follow-up or referral if needed

Report Writing & Documentation:

  • Assist
    in ensuring the Indicator performance tracking tool is updated monthly for
    all projects by the project team.

  • Assist
    in compiling and submitting monthly program reports to the MEAL officer

  • Assist
    in the preparation of the sector’s operation plans/work plans & reviews

  • Assist
    in preparing relevant reports as needed

  • Assist
    to maintaining a clear and transparent filing system 

  • Undertake
    any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor


  • Minimum
    of 2 years of work experience within the field of data and monitoring and

  • Working
    in the field of Livelihoods/Self- reliance, Protection, SGBV, Social Work,
    Child Protection preferred

  • Experience
    in working with protection information management systems such as GBVIMS,

  • Experience
    in participatory assessments and community-based monitoring approaches; 

  • Clear
    understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS);

  • Experience
    with capacity building of staff, and in convening and facilitating
    trainings and workshops 

  • Excellent
    knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel Power Point, and other Statistical

  • Excellent
    analytical and report writing skills (English) 

  • Time
    management and organizational skills.

  • Previous
    work experience in hardship areas or emergency setting.

  • A
    Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics/Information management Sciences and a
    background in Protection/GBV M & E.

  • Fluency
    in written and spoken English is essential.  

How to apply

Qualified candidates are
invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover
letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV.
Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who
have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the
applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated
duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.  

We only accept applications sent via our
online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications should be
sent no later than: 28th March 2021.

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