Job Vacancy Announcement- Database Assistant

HELVETAS is an international organization, operating in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe in the domains of water & infrastructure, environment & climate change, rural economy, skill development & education, and governance & peace. In Bangladesh, HELVETAS supports the development of rural livelihoods and local governance through  direct support to agriculture and has demonstrated experience in improving access to drinking water as well as reduction of water induced risks, including flood, erosion, and salinity targeting the extreme poor and disadvantaged. HELVETAS, in partnership with ACTED, is launching an emergency operation to respond to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and is working in particular the sector of Site Management (CCCM) in the Camps of the Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site, Cox’s Bazar. 
HELVETAS/ACTED seeks to recruit:

Database Assistant- Must be fluent in Chittagong dialect

Salaries will be based on qualifications and experience with a range between BDT 48,000-52,000  per month.

About ACTED and HELVETAS

HELVETAS operates in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe in the domains of water & infrastructure, environment & climate change, rural economy, skill development & education, and governance & peace. In Bangladesh, HELVETAS supports the development of rural livelihoods and local governance through direct support to agriculture and has demonstrated experience in improving access to drinking water as well as reduction of water induced risks, including flood, erosion, and salinity targeting the extreme poor and disadvantaged.

HELVETAS, in partnership with ACTED, is cooperating to open operations in Cox’s Bazar in response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and are working on Site Management in the Camps of the Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site, Cox’s Bazar.

Key Responsibilities

The Database Assistant will be responsible for

  • data entry and cleaning
  • Taking minutes of Coordination Meetings
  • Creation and update of IM products as 4ws, service mapping and camp profiles
  • monitoring of field teams (site assistants and enumerators) under the supervision of the Information Management & Data Coordinator.
  • Provision of training in data collection (KOBO)
  • Specifically, the DA will be expected to support uploading of all forms from mobile data collection tools, storage of information according to data collection standard operating procedures and cleaning of data with support from the field team.

Selection criteria

  • Intermediate skills with the Microsoft Office Suite particularly MS Excel
  • Experience conducting data entry and data processing in Excel or any other software package
  • Experience using ODK for quantitative data collection desired
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Fluency in English speaking and writing
  • Knowledge of Chittagong local language (understanding and speaking) is a must
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to translate questionnaire from English to Bangla
  • Strong attention to details

Code of Conduct

All staff are required to abide by and observe:

  • NGO child protection policy
  • NGO code of conduct
  • NGO anti-terrorism policy
  • NGO Data Protection policy
  • Non-discrimination policy
  • Transparency, integrity and accountability
  • Goodwill and positive attitude in the accomplishment of his/her tasks
  • Cooperative attitude in interaction with NGO staff and the site population
  • Confidentiality

Line Management

  • The Database Assistant will report to and operate under supervision of the Information Management & Data Coordinator.

To apply

Interested and motivated candidates must submit a CV and cover letter to apply for this position by February 15, 2019. Applications can be submitted (with mention of Database Assistant on their CV/application) by e-mail to: actedbgd.hr2@gmail.com
Applications must include proof of relevant experience and references.

Please write at the top of your application “Application for Data Base Assistant”. Ensure working phone number is included in the application. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by phone. Please be aware that application material is not returnable.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply