Data Officer

Frances G. Cosco Foundation (GCF)-Education for Change, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Skill Required:, IT and ICTProject/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th July, 2019

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement-Data Officer:

Frances G. Cosco Foundation (GCF)-Education for Change, a Canadian NGO re-registered (No.3337) by the Civil Society Organizations Agency of Ethiopia in May 2019 and working to ensure educational access and success for every child and Operation Eye Sight Universal (OESU), a Canadian NGO that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in Africa and Asia have launched a school-based eye heath project in FGCF’s intervention schools and nearby communities that are found in the Awi, East and West Gojjam Zonal and Bahir Dar City Administrations, the Amhara National Regional State. FGCF and OESU would like to hire a Data Officer who meets the following requirements


Project Management:

  • Assist Senior Project Officer in all his activities including assigned field visits, especially reporting to FGCF by monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly basis
  • Respond to queries related to the project under the supervision of Senior Project Officer
  • Assist Senior Project Officer in maintaining all the project documents
  • Assist Senior Project Officer in data analysis and generate data reports as per the requirements of the project as and when needed
  • Attend to visitors visiting the program, coordinate field trips and meeting with partners

Data Collection, Information and Communication:

  • Timely recording entries pertaining to the project in the prescribed template
  • Verification of quality and quantity of data received
  • Set up and manage the field data and information system on a day to day basis
  • Monitor and ensure the use of appropriate data collection tools and consistency in data collection
  • Monitor the data collection process, provide technical support to community health workers (CHWs) in recording accurate data, the survey quality of survey data by undertaking random verification of door-to-door survey.
  • Analyze and compile the verified data and disseminate the same on a periodic basis to Senior Project Officer

Person Specification/Requirements:

  • A graduate from any stream with 2 to 3 years of experience working with development sector in managing IT based data management system
  • Persons working with eye NGOs will have added advantage
  • Experience of data handling and management
  • Very good understanding (verbal and written) of English language
  • A person should be native of Bahir Dar
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to adhere to reporting deadlines
  • Proven skills in documentation, data management and project report writing

Application Submission:

Submit an application letter explaining why you are the right person for the position (1 page) and a resume with your contact info, summaries of your basic bio data, educational qualification/s and relevant work experiences (Max 3 pages) to

Closing Date:

  • Submit your application electronically until 5 pm, July15, 219
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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