Senior Data Officer- AQBE Project

January 6, 2024
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Job Description


Wazefa Group is delighted to present an exciting opportunity to join the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a leading organization responding to global humanitarian crises. Founded in 1933 by Albert Einstein, IRC delivers lifesaving care and transformative assistance to refugees worldwide. Operating in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity, and hope to millions in need. The IRC’s Afghanistan program, initiated in 1988, spans 10 provinces, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power.

Job Description:

As an Information Management Specialist, you will play a crucial role in supporting the design and implementation of the AQBE information management system. This includes ensuring efficient digitization of data collection, analysis, reporting, and storage. Collaborating with the Senior M&E Manager and partner M&E staff, you will provide technical support, maintain standardized information management tools, and contribute to program and project design.


Program Design and Systems Development:

  • Design and implement the AQBE information management system, emphasizing digitization of data processes.
  • Provide technical support to implementation teams using mobile-based applications for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Establish systems for beneficiary tracking tools and orient project staff on their usage.
  • Participate in program/project design to ensure accurate information informs decision-making.

Database Management and Reporting:

  • Collate and analyze data across AQBE activities, addressing information gaps.
  • Coordinate updates to AQBE-based information for consistency.
  • Develop customized dashboards and statistical abstracts.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical monitoring reports.
  • Support data analysis and visualization.

Accountability Systems:

  • Develop an information management system to track complaints and feedback from clients.
  • Support the development of data collection tools, analysis, and visualization of feedback reports.
  • Provide technical support for client engagement and feedback collection.

Staff and Partner Capacity Building:

  • Train program and partner staff on mobile-based applications, CommCare, and data tools.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to ensure consistent and accurate utilization of the information management system.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; master’s degree preferable in data management and data sciences.
  • 3-4 years of experience in developing and implementing management information systems.
  • Proven experience in large-scale, complex, multi-sector programs in emergency and fragile contexts.
  • Advanced Excel skills, ability to analyze diverse datasets, and proficiency in statistical information analysis.
  • Experience with web design, software development, and programming is an asset.
  • Familiarity with mobile-based applications like CommCare and KOBO.
  • Excellent data visualization skills and written/oral presentation skills.
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission and values.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian accountability principles.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • USAID-specific data management experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills in Pashto and Dari.
  • Willingness to travel and conduct partner visits.
Submission Guideline:

For IRC-Afghanistan Internal Candidates:

  • Employees are encouraged to remain in a position for at least one year before applying for another position.
  • Flexibility for employees working in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above.
  • All qualified candidates are requested to apply through the provided link: IRC Career Portal.
  • Applications received without the provided link and/or online system will be disqualified.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and interviews.
  • If not contacted within TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.

Submission Email:

Refer to the submission guideline for the application link.

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