Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
FEWS NET seeks a Database Management Consultant (DMC) to manage and implement the collection, processing, cleaning, validation, and formatting of data sets for archiving in the FEWS NET Data Warehouse. The DMC will play a key role within FEWS NET’s the Knowledge Management Group, which includes the Communications Coordinator, ICT Manager, GIS Manager, and Database Manager. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWS NET, is a leading provider of objective, evidence-based food security analysis. Created in 1985 in response to famines in East and West Africa, the project currently covers about 36 countries. Led by USAID, FEWS NET implementing partners include NASA, NOAA, USGS, USDA, Kimetrica, and Chemonics, which manages the Washington technical office and more than 20 field offices in Africa, Central Asia, Central America, and Haiti.
Overall strategy and implementation for data management related to the FDW
Liaise with field offices to identify and locate missing data sets
Conduct data cleaning/outlier analysis across multiple data domains to identify gaps or inconsistencies
Ongoing management (preparation, formatting, submission) of Historical Food Insecurity Classification; Agricultural Production, Nutrition; and Food Insecure Population Estimate data.
Data cleaning, verification, other basic data management tasks
Provide guidance to other team members on data processing and formatting procedures
Liaise with USAID on data management issues on the FDW
Manage work progress using a detailed tracker
Identify gaps in existing agricultural production data, going back at least to 2001
Manage overall process of agricultural data collection in all 35 FEWS NET countries
Develop a tracker of agricultural data collection responsibilities, timelines, frequency
Ensure that staff covering the 35 FEWS NET countries meet agricultural data collection deadlines
Communicate on a regular basis with staff worldwide to ensure that expectations are clear
Collaborate closely with staff worldwide to identify data gaps in newly submitted agricultural data
Support staff in identifying strategies and processes to obtain/seek out agricultural data
Perform some basic data entry
5+ years of experience in database management and administration
Ability to provide technical leadership in data management and administration
Ability to set and maintain databases standards, guidelines, and procedures
Excellent computer skills with expert level in Microsoft Excel and Access
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously against deadlines without sacrificing accuracy
Excellent written and verbal communications skills in person, by phone, and through email
Adaptability and flexibility to changing environment
Detail-oriented, analytical thinker with ability to identify and pro-actively solve problems
Fluent in English
French language skills desired
Previous management experience preferred
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHEMONIC... by Tuesday, January 17, 2016. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.