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Data Management Officer at Save the Children

  • Full Time
  • Zomba
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Save the Children

The Opportunity

The Data Management Officer will work collaboratively with all members of the Titukulane team under direct supervision of the MEAL Coordinator. The major responsibility of the Data Management Officer is to assist in managing Titukulane project data and providing any technical needs to the staff. S/he will assist in updating databases for the Project implementation area in Zomba. S/he will work with the MEAL Technical Coordinator to develop and maintain the MEAL system for the project. S/he will assist in all the research initiatives for the Project. The position holder will also assist in designing data collection tools, training of staff in data management and ensuring that data collected is of high quality. S/he will also help the MEAL Technical Coordinator in data analysis, updating the project IPTT and reviewing all monitoring and evaluation reports.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


At least a Bachelor’s Degree in computing, statistics, social sciences or economics plus 1-3 years’ experience in a related field.


  • At least 1-3 years’ experience in data management
  • Ability to design online, open-source data collection tools and approaches and or database environment and/or project management software (DHIS2, Kobo Toolbox, ODK, etc.).
  • Experience in managing (cleaning, entering, aggregating and generating reports from) data using Relational database (SQL) platforms; Knowledge of database platforms (MS ACCESS, high-functioning user level required, developer skills not required
  • Experience in working with USAID funded projects
  • Experience with USAID data quality requirements
  • Fluency in English, for effective oral and written communication.
  • Experience in training low literacy level participants in field data management and utilisation.
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Experience in managing data filing system and Experience in managing knowledge management systems.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner, and to use innovative forms of communication.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Computer skills required.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

For example: This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.