Data Management Specialist
Long Term Technical Assignment
Democratic Republic of Congo

Background:

SoCha, LLC is contracted to provide technical and advisory services to the United States Agency for International Development in the Democratic Republic of Congo (USAID/DRC) on the 5-year Mission Strategic Support Program (MSSP). The purpose of MSSP is to provide services assisting the mission with strategy and activity-level performance monitoring, evaluation and learning, including conducting data gathering and verification, data visualization, data quality assessments, impact and performance evaluations, assessments, organizational learning, and MEL capacity building

MSSP is seeking the services of a Data Management Specialist. This is a local-hire position.

Position brief:

The Data Manager role is responsible for all aspects of MSSP’s data management requirements as they pertain to MSSP contract deliverables. This includes assessing project data needs, solutioning those needs, deploying software applications, and maintaining their operationality.

The Data Manager role encompasses both technical and quality components. On the technical side, the role involves developing and maintaining databases and other digital repositories. The quality aspect of the role is to ensure that the data in the system allows for appropriate analysis. In this capacity, the Data Manager advises and assists analysts in the development and implementation of data collection, structure, coding, review, entry, validation, editing, and reporting of research data. Additionally, the Data Manager provides training and ongoing support to users in all aspects of data management, analysis, visualization and reporting.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Consistently assess data management needs of the project across its 7 objectives. Evaluate system performance and make recommendations for improving hardware, software, and data storage.
  2. Identify software technologies, functionality, and hardware to ensure availability of data and other information needed to support planning and execution of MSSP work orders.
  3. Design, develop, and modify the data infrastructure to speed up data analysis and reporting processes and oversee the integration of new technologies and initiatives into data standards and structures.
  4. Plan and implement roll-out of new applications relevant to MSSP MEL work, including training programs, to ensure full competency on new technologies.
  5. Develop and maintain a well-structured GIS database and assist in designing and implementing assigned GIS projects and deliverables.
  6. Develop and enforce standard operating procedures for data creation, handling, maintenance, securization and archiving.
  7. Develop and manage user training to improve the use and analysis of available data. Update and maintain all training-related documentation.
  8. Review presentations, manuscripts, charts, and tables to ensure accuracy, quality and attractive data visualization products.
  9. Ensure security and compliance for data that adheres to privacy laws, USAID regulations, and SoCHA corporate policy.
  10. Continuously refine MSSP’s data management strategy and tools to promote sustainability and interoperability.
  11. Assist with any other technical areas relevant to management information systems, such as SoCha’s ERP.
  12. Assist in identifying opportunities and coordinating project work with other partners on data management issues or other relevant areas.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications and experience: 

The data manager must be familiar with database design and systems, database technology and logical data analysis. To be successful, they also need additional skills and qualifications, as follows:

Minimum requirements for the position:

Additional desirable skills and aptitudes:

Location:

Kinshasa, DRC 

How to Apply:

To submit your application, kindly provide your CV using the form provided below.

Position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.