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  • Posted: Jul 10, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 16, 2020
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    Data Manager

    Position Objectives:

    The Data Manager position will oversee a government agency's data systems. S/he will be responsible for organizing, storing, and analyzing data as efficiently as possible, while always upholding agreed-upon security standards.

    Core Responsibilities and Duties

    To ensure that the government agency's data is stored, managed, and analyzed correctly, the Data Manager would perform the following tasks:

    • In collaboration with CPRDS, continuously develop data management policies for the agency;
    • In collaboration with CPRDS, establish rules and procedures (protocols) for information sharing amongst management and stakeholders;
    • Collaborate with the Data Center Administrator and CPRDS to ensure that the key systems are successfully deployed and that the information systems are operationalized;
    • Manage and coordinate activities of the Data Center to ensure efficient and optimal use of all resources;
    • Ensure regular backups of databases and files for data preservation;
    • Assist staff (and other colleagues) in performing daily data-related tasks effectively, without the risk of losing data;
    • Deploy current best practices in ensuring that the agency's data systems are secured and protected from potential breaches or malicious attacks.
    • Coordinate troubleshooting meetings with staff members in the data center to discuss any data problems that may arise, with a view to developing potential solutions.
    • Be responsible for the supervision, training and attendance to the day-to-day administrative needs of all data center staff, as well as operational requirements.
    • Ensure that the environment and area under control is kept clean and tidy.
    • Conducts continuous assessment and monitoring of data center staff work performance and development, and taking steps to correct poor work performance
    • Work with the Director Research & Statistics to process and harmonize the monthly, quarterly, yearly and other reports prepared by the Data Analysts

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or other related fields

    Total Work Experience: 7 years

    Sector Work Experience: 5 Years

    Skills: Strong analytical thinking skills, communication skills (both verbal and written), good with numbers, (records and raw data), problem-solving skills, and sound IT and database skills.

    Performance Indicators:

    • Must be able to operate and access the agency's data stored and organized within modern database systems.
    • Ability to communicate with colleagues and executives, using telephones (both land and cell).
    • Support the Director of Research & Statistics and other members in developing and deploying improved systems of data management, communications, and reporting of funded interventions.

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State (One-year, full-time contract).

    NB: Please note that your application will only be attended to if qualified for the role. 

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