Under the direct line management of the REACH Database / GIS Specialist, and in close coordination with the GIS Officer, Nutrition Assessment Officers and Field Manager, the Nutrition Database Officer (NDO) will be responsible for supporting data management within the nutrition surveillance system.
- Support the management of nutrition data including but not limited to; cleaning and timely analysis of NFSS, FMS, ETT and FIT data.
- Ensure quality during data collection and analysis stage, this may include performing daily plausibility checks and providing customised feedback to the field teams.
- Together with Nutrition Assessment Officers, offer practical support to field teams to collect quality data
- Support the management of the nutrition data server and ensure a smooth mobile data collection processes.
- Compile results tables that will be used to feed reports/bulletins and data sheets for the IPC/CH analysis workshops
- Support the development, review and deployment of questionnaires and other tools used to capture and clean nutrition data.
- Provide technical support during the statistical analysis and reporting findings from nutrition assessments.
- The Nutrition Data Officer will liaise with government and non-government agencies at state level to guarantee production of quality products that meet the needs of an effective nutrition surveillance system.
- He/she will respond to information requests at field level and keep participants at state level informed of ongoing data management activities.
Confidentiality and Data Protection:
Internally, the Nutrition Data Officer will work closely with the GIS officer and nutrition assessment officer, to provide analytical support to the REACH Assessment staff and Country Coordination. These relations will also extend to ACTED country staff including Program Development, AMEU and Area Coordinators.
- Ensure adequate communication of appraisals processes, follow up and summary of appraisals
- Share appraisal-related tools/guides as needed.
- Ensure end of probation appraisals, as well as bi-annual appraisals, are conducted promptly with HR/Admin informed at all stages including promotional objectives (Additional objectives asides from the assigned TOR ) to be achieved by the staff.
Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries:
- The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner.
- Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.
- They will also be responsible with printing and delivering REACH products directly to those providing REACH with the data. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Nutrition, Public Health, Data Sciences, Computer Programming, Master's Degree is an advantage.
- 3 - 4 years of experience in management of nutrition data in the humanitarian context is required.
- Prior experience conducting nutrition assessments and analysing data using the SMART methodology is required,
- Familiarity with other nutrition assessment methodologies such as IYCF surveys, SQUEAC is an asset.
- Previous experience managing large databases using R and or other statistical programming softwares.
- Previous experience with mobile data collection (ODK, ONA, KOBO) is required
- Knowledge of the Adobe Suite, particularly Illustrator and InDesign is an asset
- Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
- Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
- Prior experience working in North-East Nigeria is an asset;
- Fluency in English required;
- Ability to operate Microsoft Office specifically using Word, Excel and Power point is required
- Willingness to travel to remote field locations and deliver quality results with minimal supervision.