MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER (ONE POSITION AVAILABLE)

Job Title: MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER (ONE POSITION )

Supervisor:   Project Manager
Liaises with: Field Officers, Enterprise & Market Development Officer, Veterinary Officer, Project Officers (Water & Sanitation and Gender & Capacity Building), and Project staff.
Job Summary: Provide technical support to the program staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders on monitoring and evaluation according to AAH I Uganda evaluation strategy and donor requirements; to set up and operate Market Information System, and train counterparts.

Duties & Responsibilities

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      Develop computerized systems (solutions) that will facilitate quality management and dissemination of market information throughout the organization, to beneficiary farmers/entrepreneurs, and to other relevant community stakeholders.
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      Monitor utilization and performance of existing in-house systems with the aim of carrying out corrective actions that enable beneficiary farmers/entrepreneurs, and other relevant community stakeholders to manage and sustain their livelihoods.
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      Conduct data analysis and processing during research, baseline surveys and ministry review surveys.
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      Provide technical support in advanced use of office applications (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access, Computer configuration, program installation and trouble shooting and statistical tools) especially in areas of proposal writing and reports to the project team.
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      Design brochures, certificates and publications on behalf of other departments.
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      Liaise with Head of Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation to gather relevant information regarding best practices to project design, monitoring and evaluation from within and outside the AAH I partnership and shares it with Area Managers and field staff to facilitate organizational learning end experience sharing.
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      Work closely with the Head Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation to contribute to the technical soundness of the different project designs.
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      Participates in various programme planning forums including reviews of AAH I strategic direction, field staff training and evaluation as appropriate.
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      Lead the process of collecting monitoring data as per the developed monitoring plans and works with the Head of Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation to analyze the data and produce reports.
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      Prepare and submit project reports to the Project Manager on a monthly basis; and periodically as required by AAH I Uganda and in line with grant requirements.

Required Qualifications and Skills

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      Must hold a Bachelors Degree in Computer science, Information Technology, Statistics, Economics, and/or other related field from a recognized university.
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      A working knowledge of Market Utilization and Agriculture information software.
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      Be conversant with general office procedures including the use of Microsoft Publisher, Power Point, Excel spreadsheets, Word and Mail System.
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      Extensive working knowledge of data bases.
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      Outgoing, helpful and a good problem solver.
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      Good computer skills and ability to write technical reports.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their applications together with an updated Curriculum Vita with at least three suitable referees with their email/telephone contacts to: Human Resource Manager, AAH International, Uganda to any of the following addresses: -
(1) Email: recruitug@actionafricahelp.org Please do not attach certificates to email copies of CVs!
(2) AAH I Office in Adjumani Located at Minia Village in Adjumani Town.
(3) Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Program Office located at Kasonga in Kyangwali Sub County.

Deadline: 10/2/2011

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