Data Field Officers Job Vacancies at ASUTA

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mtwara

Website ASUTA

Asasi ya Uwezeshaji Tanzania

Data Field Officers Job Vacancies at ASUTA


The Organization of Asasi ya Uwezeshaji Tanzania has secured fund from USAID Heshimu Bahari (Respect the Ocean) to implement a five years project activity that aims to enhance the ecological resilience and productivity of high marine biodiversity areas in Tanzania. The activity will work with government agencies, communities, private sector, and civil society to establish an enabling environment and a science driven framework for sustainable marine protected areas and wild caught fishery co-management to help reduce threats to marine and coastal biodiversity within Mainland Tanzania and the Zanzibar. However, Asuta has been awarded to implement the project in Dar es Salaam and Mtwara seascapes. The following position required to be recruited immediately before the project commence.

Job Title: Data Field Officers – 1 Position

Job Location: Mtwara Seascapes

Job Description

General Responsibilities:

Support development an ensure availability of study data collection tools.

  1. Provide an oversight on quality data collection, collation, data entry and analysis of results using statistical techniques and provide performance reports as required.
  2. Provide supportive supervision for data collection and entry.
  3. Conduct site visits as required for trouble shooting data issues.
  4. Develop, Review and Maintain copies of data collection forms (ensuring accurate updating as needed) and support documentation for data management.
  5. Maintain database back up and filing systems for the study data
  6. Perform and document procedures for data preparation including data cleaning, standardization and data analysis
  7. Participate in study data and progress reviews as required with the study coordinator and partners.
  8. Ensure stock taking and supply of data collection tools and/or forms is done in a timely manner.
  9. The Data Officer will be responsible for providing high quality data entry, data management and quality control of data.
  • Responsible for conducting internal data quality assessments and developing data quality improvement plans related to data entered by nurses, counselors, peer educators and others whose data pass through him/her before compilation at the regional level.
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance related to data entered using tablets. This will include training providers on how to enter data, provide assistance in troubleshooting errors in the field and handling the electronic devices used for data collection.
  • The person in this position must be able to work independently, be experienced in data management using electronic devices particularly Computer/tablets, and preferably be comfortable working in key population & services provision and outreach sites.
  • In addition, he/she should maintain confidentiality of medical information. Client record forms must be kept where no client or other uninvolved staff has easy access to the data so as to maintain confidentiality and build trust from the clients.
  • Be responsible for running outputs and cross-checking with the original data source to ensure accuracy, and running reports for data management purposes on his/her assigned team.
  • And other work as directed by Seascape Coordinator.

Qualification and Experience

  1. Degree, Advanced Diploma or Certificate in Data Management, Computer Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics or related field.
  2. 2 years’ experience in with electronic Data Entry and cleaning preferred experience with Marine Fisheries Activities.
  3. Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft office package including Word, Excel, Power point, and Access.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding organization and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  5. Experience of working in data analysis is an Added advantage.
  6. Demonstrated ability in managing teams to achieve health results.
  7. Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts and other agencies and organizations worldwide.
  8. Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multicultural/behavioural groups.
  9. Ability to interact well with all targeted groups and outreach workers by facilitating a non- judgemental, non-discriminatory, non – stigmatizing environment in the program, to welcome all key and vulnerable population beneficiaries regardless of their background.
  10. Proven leadership skills as well as skills in facilitation, team building and coordination.
  11. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili.
  12. Willingness to work overtime for project success.

How to Apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV, passport-size photo, and cover letter (only). Through our email address and their email subject should indicate the position applied.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 25th March 2024. Each application should include at least three referees telephone contacts must be submitted with the application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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