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Field Information Implementation Officer At Kenya Red Cross Society – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 – 5 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldICT / Computer 
  • The American Red Cross seeks a full-time Field Information Implementation Officer for our 5-Point Plan to ensure data needs are met and that data processes are streamlined, documented, and automated. The incumbent will be based in Nairobi and will work with the M&RP team to gather, manage, and output data for planning including producing maps to prepare for implementation; ensuring a strong and reliable platform for mobile data collection in remote settings with good communication with the Operations Center; and supporting all technical aspects of field implementation of the 5-Point Plan.  Core responsibilities also include capacity building of partners on related technical aspects. This position works as part of a dynamic team of public health specialists focused on 5-Point Plan (5PP) to strengthen immunization system. The position reports to the M&R Field Representative in Kenya, who may assign additional responsibilities.

Responsibilities/Requirements

  • Working as an integral M&RP team member, form strong relationships with diverse country partners such as Red Cross/Crescent national societies, Ministries of Health, civil society organizations, Statistical Offices, UN agencies and others to identify required data sources for 5-Point Plan decision making (e.g., census, vaccination coverage, District Health Information); obtain, compile, and organize data to ensure easy, ongoing access to all M&RP team members.
  • Working to a strict timeline, output required 5-Point Plan data needs, standardized maps and visual tools using data from a variety of sources such as field observation, mobile data collection, and satellite imagery.
  • Travel to project sites in remote areas to assess and ensure implementation needs are met including a fit-for-purpose Operations Center (i.e., assuring strong Wi-Fi / internet availability, networks with computer workstations and necessary devices such as routers, printers etc.), procurement of appropriate field data collection devices and other equipment, and installing/configuring appropriate mobile phone survey and other software / functions; ensure security of the Operations Center and devices.
  • In close collaboration with local partners and adhering to 5-Point Plan protocols, lead processes to select and train local data experts to assist with implementation and oversee those individuals during field implementation.
  • Assist in training supervisors and local volunteers on data collection, use of maps, and data management processes.
  • During field implementation, critically assess processes/data outputs including situation reports, dashboards, and team morale to ensure a good flow of information to and from the field and the Operations Center, the rapid identification of problems/gaps in field implementation, and work with a team to identify potential solutions to problems.
  • Review existing 5-Point Plan protocols on data collection, data outputs, training, and implementation on an ongoing basis to identify areas for updating and improving so that the 5-Point Plan can be streamlined, automated and more easily implemented by diverse partners. 
  • Must have a calm persona when working under pressure and to timelines, especially when the 5-Point Plan is being implemented.
  • Solid team player with patience and understanding of people unfamiliar with the information technology ‘world.’
  • Must be innovative and able to adapt to new technological developments.
  • Support product development for M&RP 5-Point Plan project
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, information management, data analysis or a related field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an information specialist.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in supporting field mobile data collection including knowledge of mobile data collection processes and experience in problem-solving with field teams.
  • Proven track record of capacity building with over 3 years’ experience in providing training on field data collection to individuals with varying skill levels including volunteers, community members, and staff.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in assessing and improve internet/Wi-Fi capacity in remote areas.
  • Proven ability to proficiently use excel, ODK, OpenStreet Map, Google Earth/Map, and other GIS applications; coupled with strong data management skills. Knowledge of R an asset.
  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles, familiarity with data sources to obtain census, vaccination coverage and demographic data;
  • Proven ability to document data management and information processes for sharing with others.
  • Ability to tackle problems under a variety of circumstances and adapt to dynamic situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse partners as a team and to meet deadlines with limited guidance; Outstanding organizational and time-management skills.
  • Experience with the Red Cross network and international humanitarian work is preferred.
  • English required, French preferred

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Red Cross Society on redcross.applytojob.com to apply

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