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Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2022 – Fresher Database Assistant

Job Title: Database Assistant – Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Mercy Corps Uganda

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Senior Information Management Officer



Mercy Corps Uganda Profile

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.



Job Summary

The Database Assistant will work with the Mercy Corps Apolou Activity team as well as our local partner organizations to oversee and ensure the collection of quality M&E data for the program.  The Database Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Senior Information Officer to oversee the monitoring and data collection of the project, lead regular and annual field based household and group interviews, analyze data to provide insight to project team, and contribute to report writing. S/he will ensure that performance monitoring and results reporting tools and processes across the entire program are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized between the Activity sites. The Database Assistant may supervise teams of enumerators in data collection, data analysis, and reporting according to the needs of the Activity. The Database Assistant will be an integral member of the Activity team learning and reflection processes, leading discussion on beneficiary feedback.



Roles and Responsibilities for Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2022:

  • Work closely with the Apolou & RCF team and local partners, to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities and results.
  • Work on maintaining participant tracking systems, with a primary focus on providing high quality data to program teams.
  • Proactively work to contribute in the development and improvement of the system’s functionality, enhancing data quality, and identifying areas of improvement well in time
  • Work closely with program teams in devising new ways, and processes to improve efficiency of data collection processes, and quality of collected data.
  • Generate quality data analysis for reporting and learning purposes
  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines at all times.
  • Develop data collection tools
  • Provide database reports for team leads
  • Perform spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each month.
  • Provide participant numbers to supervisors as need arises.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Finance & Compliance Management

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security programming.


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.



Minimum Qualifications for Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2022

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Statistics, Economics, Social Science or related field.
  • Good understanding and skills at data management, data flow and case management
  • Strong knowledge of XLSform development and the use of CommCare, Ona, ODK and other mobile data collection platforms. Case management platforms are preferred
  • Experience in data visualization and dashboard creation
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications expert knowledge of Excel is required, SQL is preferred
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English. Fluency in spoken N’Karamojong preferred.
  • Able to drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.
  • The successful Database Assistant will combine exceptional management skills and keen attention to detail.
  • S/he will have an ability to think creatively about operationalizing and improving the M&E system of the program.
  • S/he will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills.
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as strategic vision are essential.
  • The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
  • A good sense of humor and the ability to learn from mistakes also goes a long way!



How To Apply for Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 4th May 2022



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