Computer Science Vacancies in Ethiopia 2024

Full Time

Website Mercy Corps Ethiopia NGO

Computer Science Vacancies in Ethiopia 2024

Company Overview

Mercy Corps operates on the conviction that a better world is achievable. To do this, we will draw on our knowledge of the finest work produced by diverse teams in which each member feels valued and included. To be stronger and make a lasting impression, we value the many backgrounds, viewpoints, and skill sets that people bring to the table.

Program/Department Synopsis

Since it arrived in Ethiopia in 2004, Mercy Corps has worked to advance audacious and revolutionary ideas while collaborating closely with the public, business, and civil society sectors to create a more resilient nation. It also makes sure that its programs are affected and respond to participants and stakeholders. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of communities impacted by climate change and conflicts to withstand shocks by developing market systems that provide better means of subsistence, access to food, and clean, safe water. The four outcome areas that are the focus of our strategy are as follows: 1) People from economically marginalized backgrounds have better and more diverse sources of income and assets; 2) Pastoralists, farmers, and households have access to safe, nutritious food that is produced sustainably; 3) Communities affected by crises have social cohesion and inclusive governance processes established; and 4) People have fair and continuous access to clean water and sanitation for both domestic and productive use. We currently work with a diverse base of donors, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union, GAC, Hilton Foundation, United Nations (UN), JOA, Sweden, EKN, and other foundations, to operate in the regional states of Afar, Amhara, Gambella, Oromia, Somali, Sidama, Southern Ethiopia, Tigray, and Addis Ababa city administration.

The main objective of the USAID-funded Highland Resilience Activity (HRA), which aims to help 120,000 PSNP households cross the graduation threshold, is to increase resilience among vulnerable households in Ethiopia’s Highlands. This will support the “Big Push” initiative of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) 5. HRA will assist these families in crossing the graduation barrier, reaching a point where they can sustain frequent and predictable shocks and are no longer in need of social safety net programs for family food security. To do this, the Activity will directly assist families in raising their incomes from work, off-farm sources, and on-farm sources. Additionally, it will facilitate the necessary reforms to the market systems that will boost demand for products and services in PSNP communities. The five-year HRA program got underway in October 2023.

Overview of the General Position

The database and information systems of the Activity must be developed, maintained, and improved, and the data analytics manager must assist with the responsibilities of data analysis and visualization. The manager supports the program’s data management (cleaning, entry, analysis, and visualization), monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting activities in addition to guaranteeing the quality, security, and accessibility of the Activity’s data and information. In addition, the Manager offers partners and program staff technical support and advice on database and information management best practices. He or she will report directly to the MEL/CLA Director and collaborate closely with the Program’s MEL Manager and other MEL personnel. He or she will serve as the main point of contact for the implementation of MEL’s technological solutions, which include cloud- and electronic-based case management and data gathering, cleaning, analysis, reporting, and visualization tools. In charge of setting up and managing the program’s database in the Azure Data Ecosystem, as well as using the in-house web-based platform that Mercy Corps developed to house the HRA’s outcomes framework and connect evidence to results to offer reporting traceability.

Essential Duties of the Job

 

Vision & Strategy

  • Create and execute standardized database management systems and protocols, and supervise database system security and upgrades.
  • Ensure that performance, monitoring, and evaluation data are collected, analyzed, and presented using a methodical and secure data management system.
  • Take part in the creation/revision of the program’s SOPs for data management and MEL strategy.
  • Seek chances for creative action and foster an atmosphere that values different points of view.
  • Establish direction by setting priorities, allocating resources, and planning activities to meet goals and support the creation of national strategies.

Programme Administration

  • Encourage the creation of data management systems and standard operating procedures to guarantee the gathering, analysis, and safe storage of data—including program file backups—that are of high quality, timely, consistent, and ethical.
  • Assist in the planning and setup of data gathering instruments for periodic assignments such as yearly and ad hoc surveys, baseline, midterm, and end-line assessments, and regular performance data collecting.
  • Educate employees and data gatherers on electronic data-gathering methods and instruments.
  • Ensure that information from partners and program units is promptly recorded into the program database, according to the necessary criteria for data quality.
  • Analyzing performance and survey/assessment data statistically, creating analytical summaries, charts, visualizations, and dashboards; moreover, creating ad hoc reports from databases in response to program staff requirements.
  • Verify that all initiatives follow the beneficiary accountability guidelines, the Gender Policy of Mercy Corps, and the Do No Harm philosophy.

Management of Finance and Compliance

  • Verify that the program’s donor and Mercy Corps requirements are being followed.
  • Assure the efficient and transparent use of financial resources for informative and timely reporting in compliance with the rules and procedures of donors and Mercy Corps.
  • Create and/or evaluate the job scope to manage and recruit any technical consultants; this includes assessing the contract’s budget and technical effectiveness.

Safety

  • Verify adherence to security protocols and guidelines set out by national authorities.
  • Take proactive steps to guarantee that team members are aware of rules and work in a secure environment.

Learning Within Organisations

  • Devote five percent of one’s time to learning activities that benefit both Mercy Corps and oneself as part of one’s commitment to organizational learning and in support of the notion that learning organizations are more successful, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve.

Responsibility to Partners

  • Members of the Mercy Corps team are required to support any initiatives aimed at accountability, particularly

while actively including participating communities as equal partners in the planning, execution, and assessment of our field programs. We also adhere to our partners and the global norms that direct international relief and development work.

Direct Reporter: Director of MEL/CLA

works closely with the MEL team members in the center and regional offices, as well as the MEL manager and the data analytics manager.

Workplace Prerequisites

Understanding and Practice

  • A degree in computer science, information technology, statistics, information management, or a related profession.
  • Four years minimum of relevant experience is required, including the creation of analytical dashboards, data collecting, analysis, and visualization.
  • Preference for experience working for or with Mercy Corps, or in other environments with comparable development/humanitarian initiatives.
  • Outstanding in data analytics, especially the use of cloud computing platforms, ideally Power BI and/or Tableau, Microsoft Azure, or comparable technologies, visualization, and statistical tools (SPSS, STATA, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of digital data gathering technologies like Comcare, Ona/ODK/Kobo, etc.; as well as data management programs like Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and work with little supervision abilities, as well as a dedication to cooperation.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken Amharic and English
  • Outstanding presenting abilities

Success Elements

Strong technical abilities and expertise in database management, data analysis, and cloud computing platforms are prerequisites for success as a data analytics manager. In addition, s/he will have a track record of success in staff development, capacity building, and working with cross-cultural teams. It’s crucial to be able to multitask, prioritize, solve problems, pay attention to detail, and have a strategic vision all at once. The most successful Mercy Corps employees prioritize good written and verbal communication in all circumstances, have a strong commitment to cooperation and responsibility, and flourish in dynamic and changing workplaces.

Living and environmental circumstances:

The job will include frequent field trips from its Addis Ababa, Ethiopia location. Up to 50% of the work for this role involves traveling to field offices in reasonably safe locations by car and airplane.

Team members of Mercy Corps serve as representatives of the organization whether deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting, both within and outside operating hours. At all times and in all in-country settings, team members are required to act professionally and to follow local laws, traditions, and MC’s rules, processes, and principles.

One of Mercy Corps’ main goals is to provide an inclusive and diverse work environment. Regardless of background, Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere.

Continuous Education

We enable every team member to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that advance their professional and/or personal development, in line with our philosophy that learning organizations are more successful, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve.

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

The first step in completing our purpose is how we form our team and collaborate. By adding individuals from diverse experiences, origins, and perspectives to our organization, we can better use the strength of our teams and find solutions to the most difficult problems facing humanity. We want to create an environment of trust and respect where everyone shares their genuine selves and viewpoints, develops to the fullest extent possible both individually and as a team, and works together to accomplish the greatest work of their life.

We are dedicated to learning, listening, and growing to become more diverse, egalitarian, and inclusive than we are at this time. We understand that diversity and inclusion are journeys.

Equitable Chance of Employment

As an equal-opportunity employer, Mercy Corps does not accept any kind of discrimination. We deliberately seek out people with different experiences, viewpoints, and skill sets so that we may strengthen our group and continue to make an influence on the world.

We are dedicated to creating a respectful, psychologically secure work environment where everyone has equal access to job opportunities. The following protected groups are not discriminated against or subject to harassment at work: race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, status as a military veteran, or any other protected group.

Ethics & Safety

Mercy Corps is dedicated to making sure that everyone we encounter in the course of our work—whether they are members of our team, neighbors, program participants, or someone else entirely—is treated with decency and respect. We have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and are dedicated to upholding the fundamental standards for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse as outlined by the UN Secretary-General and IASC. We will not put up with harassment, abuse, or sexual exploitation of children by any of our team members. Team members are required to act professionally, respect local laws and traditions, and uphold the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and principles at all times as part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment. Upon hiring and annually, team members must finish compulsory e-learning courses on the Code of Conduct.

How to Utilise

All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for the posted job. Applications must be sent online and must include a resume, three references, and any relevant official documents.

The only applicants that are notified and scheduled for interviews are those who make the shortlist.

As an equal-opportunity workplace, Mercy Corps supports diversity, equality, and gender. Young and qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Our goal is to empower young people and women.

APPLICANTS ONLY: END DATE: April 6, 2024, 4:00 PM

 

Concerning Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps operates on the conviction that a better world is achievable. To do this, we will draw on our knowledge of the finest work produced by diverse teams in which each member feels valued and included. To be stronger and make a lasting impression, we value the many backgrounds, viewpoints, and skill sets that people bring to the table.

Program/Department Synopsis

Since it arrived in Ethiopia in 2004, Mercy Corps has worked to advance audacious and revolutionary ideas while collaborating closely with the public, business, and civil society sectors to create a more resilient nation. It also makes sure that its programs are affected and responds to participants and stakeholders. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of communities impacted by climate change and conflicts to withstand shocks by developing market systems that provide better means of subsistence, access to food, and clean, safe water. The four outcome areas that are the focus of our strategy are as follows: 1) People from economically marginalized backgrounds have better and more diverse sources of income and assets; 2) Pastoralists, farmers, and households have access to safe, nutritious food that is produced sustainably; 3) Communities affected by crises have social cohesion and inclusive governance processes established; and 4) People have fair and continuous access to clean water and sanitation for both domestic and productive use. We currently work with a diverse base of donors, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union, GAC, Hilton Foundation, United Nations (UN), JOA, Sweden, EKN, and other foundations, to operate in the regional states of Afar, Amhara, Gambella, Oromia, Somali, Sidama, Southern Ethiopia, Tigray, and Addis Ababa city administration.

The main objective of the USAID-funded Highland Resilience Activity (HRA), which aims to help 120,000 PSNP households cross the graduation threshold, is to increase resilience among vulnerable households in Ethiopia’s Highlands. This will support the “Big Push” initiative of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) 5. HRA will assist these families in crossing the graduation barrier, reaching a point where they can sustain frequent and predictable shocks and are no longer in need of social safety net programs for family food security. To do this, the Activity will directly assist families in raising their incomes from work, off-farm sources, and on-farm sources. Additionally, it will facilitate the necessary reforms to the market systems that will boost demand for products and services in PSNP communities. The five-year HRA program got underway in October 2023.

Overview of the General Position

The database and information systems of the Activity must be developed, maintained, and improved, and the data analytics manager must assist with the responsibilities of data analysis and visualization. The manager supports the program’s data management (cleaning, entry, analysis, and visualization), monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting activities in addition to guaranteeing the quality, security, and accessibility of the Activity’s data and information. In addition, the Manager offers partners and program staff technical support and advice on database and information management best practices. He or she will report directly to the MEL/CLA Director and collaborate closely with the Program’s MEL Manager and other MEL personnel. He or she will serve as the main point of contact for the implementation of MEL’s technological solutions, which include cloud- and electronic-based case management and data gathering, cleaning, analysis, reporting, and visualization tools. In charge of setting up and managing the program’s database in the Azure Data Ecosystem, as well as using the in-house web-based platform that Mercy Corps developed to house the HRA’s outcomes framework and connect evidence to results to offer reporting traceability.

Essential Duties of the Job

Vision & Strategy

  • Create and execute standardized database management systems and protocols, and supervise database system security and upgrades.
  • Ensure that performance, monitoring, and evaluation data are collected, analyzed, and presented using a methodical and secure data management system.
  • Take part in the creation/revision of the program’s SOPs for data management and MEL strategy.
  • Seek chances for creative action and foster an atmosphere that values different points of view.
  • Establish direction by setting priorities, allocating resources, and planning activities to meet goals and support the creation of national strategies.

Programme Administration

  • Encourage the creation of data management systems and standard operating procedures to guarantee the gathering, analysis, and safe storage of data—including program file backups—that are of high quality, timely, consistent, and ethical.
  • Assist in the planning and setup of data gathering instruments for periodic assignments such as yearly and ad hoc surveys, baseline, midterm, and end-line assessments, and regular performance data collecting.
  • Educate employees and data gatherers on electronic data-gathering methods and instruments.
  • Ensure that information from partners and program units is promptly recorded into the program database, according to the necessary criteria for data quality.
  • Analyzing performance and survey/assessment data statistically, creating analytical summaries, charts, visualizations, and dashboards; moreover, creating ad hoc reports from databases in response to program staff requirements.
  • Verify that all initiatives follow the beneficiary accountability guidelines, the Gender Policy of Mercy Corps, and the Do No Harm philosophy.

Management of Finance and Compliance

  • Verify that the program’s donor and Mercy Corps requirements are being followed.
  • Assure the efficient and transparent use of financial resources for informative and timely reporting in compliance with the rules and procedures of donors and Mercy Corps.
  • Create and/or evaluate the job scope to manage and recruit any technical consultants; this includes assessing the contract’s budget and technical effectiveness.

Safety

  • Verify adherence to security protocols and guidelines set out by national authorities.
  • Take proactive steps to guarantee that team members are aware of rules and work in a secure environment.

Learning Within Organisations

  • Devote five percent of one’s time to learning activities that benefit both Mercy Corps and oneself as part of one’s commitment to organizational learning and in support of the notion that learning organizations are more successful, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve.

Responsibility to Partners

  • Members of the Mercy Corps team are required to support any initiatives aimed at accountability, particularly

while actively including participating communities as equal partners in the planning, execution, and assessment of our field programs. We also adhere to our partners and the global norms that direct international relief and development work.

Managing Authority

Not one.

Responsibility

Direct Reporter: Director of MEL/CLA

works closely with the MEL team members in the center and regional offices, as well as the MEL manager and the data analytics manager.

Workplace Prerequisites

Understanding and Practice

  • A degree in computer science, information technology, statistics, information management, or a related profession.
  • Four years minimum of relevant experience is required, including the creation of analytical dashboards, data collecting, analysis, and visualization.
  • Preference for experience working for or with Mercy Corps, or in other environments with comparable development/humanitarian initiatives.
  • Outstanding in data analytics, especially the use of cloud computing platforms, ideally Power BI and/or Tableau, Microsoft Azure, or comparable technologies, visualization, and statistical tools (SPSS, STATA, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of digital data gathering technologies like Comcare, Ona/ODK/Kobo, etc.; as well as data management programs like Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and work with little supervision abilities, as well as a dedication to cooperation.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken Amharic and English
  • Outstanding presenting abilities

 

Success Elements

Strong technical abilities and expertise in database management, data analysis, and cloud computing platforms are prerequisites for success as a data analytics manager. In addition, s/he will have a track record of success in staff development, capacity building, and working with cross-cultural teams. It’s crucial to be able to multitask, prioritize, solve problems, pay attention to detail, and have a strategic vision all at once. The most successful Mercy Corps employees prioritize good written and verbal communication in all circumstances, have a strong commitment to cooperation and responsibility, and flourish in dynamic and changing workplaces.

Living and environmental circumstances:

The job will include frequent field trips from its Addis Ababa, Ethiopia location. Up to 50% of the work for this role involves traveling to field offices in reasonably safe locations by car and airplane.

Team members of Mercy Corps serve as representatives of the organization whether deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting, both within and outside operating hours. At all times and in all in-country settings, team members are required to act professionally and to follow local laws, traditions, and MC’s rules, processes, and principles.

One of Mercy Corps’ main goals is to provide an inclusive and diverse work environment. Regardless of background, Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere.

Continuous Education

We enable every team member to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that advance their professional and/or personal development, in line with our philosophy that learning organizations are more successful, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve.

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

The first step in completing our purpose is how we form our team and collaborate. By adding individuals from diverse experiences, origins, and perspectives to our organization, we can better use the strength of our teams and find solutions to the most difficult problems facing humanity. We want to create an environment of trust and respect where everyone shares their genuine selves and viewpoints, develops to the fullest extent possible both individually and as a team, and works together to accomplish the greatest work of their life.

We are dedicated to learning, listening, and growing to become more diverse, egalitarian, and inclusive than we are at this time. We understand that diversity and inclusion are journeys.

Equitable Chance of Employment

As an equal-opportunity employer, Mercy Corps does not accept any kind of discrimination. We deliberately seek out people with different experiences, viewpoints, and skill sets so that we may strengthen our group and continue to make an influence on the world.

We are dedicated to creating a respectful, psychologically secure work environment where everyone has equal access to job opportunities. The following protected groups are not discriminated against or subject to harassment at work: race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, status as a military veteran, or any other protected group.

Ethics & Safety

Mercy Corps is dedicated to making sure that everyone we encounter in the course of our work—whether they are members of our team, neighbors, program participants, or someone else entirely—is treated with decency and respect. We have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and are dedicated to upholding the fundamental standards for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse as outlined by the UN Secretary-General and IASC. We will not put up with harassment, abuse, or sexual exploitation of children by any of our team members. Team members are required to act professionally, respect local laws and traditions, and uphold the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and principles at all times as part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment. Upon hiring and annually, team members must finish compulsory e-learning courses on the Code of Conduct.

How to Utilise

All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for the posted job. Applications must be sent online and must include a resume, three references, and any relevant official documents.

The only applicants that are notified and scheduled for interviews are those who make the shortlist.

As an equal-opportunity workplace, Mercy Corps supports diversity, equality, and gender. Young and qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Our goal is to empower young people and women.

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