Data Clerk


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Job Description

IRC is seeking a Data Clerk to be based in Nairobi for a Euro 30 Million five-year, urban livelihoods program: Refugees in East Africa: Boosting Urban Innovations for Livelihoods Development (RE: BUILD). The RE: BUILD program is funded by the IKEA Foundation and will be implemented in Kampala and Nairobi. The IRC is the Lead Partner and will coordinate a consortium of local and international partners to deliver the program. RE: BUILD seeks urban refugees and vulnerable host residents to achieve economic self-reliance and benefit from strengthened urban economic, regulatory, and social environments. RE: BUILD will strive to enable change at varying levels, from better access to livelihood opportunities and inclusive services within communities to improved refugee-related policies and more targeted and effective service delivery from national, regional, and global actors. Key features of RE: BUILD’s approach include flexible funding, adaptive design and knowledge, and evidence generation.

Job Responsibilities:

The Data Clerk will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Participate actively in the enforcement of quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement measures for all program interventions.
  • Support other RE: BUILD project staff members in registering clients using tablets, to program application database.
  • support in the verification and cleaning of data to ensure compliance and avoidance of double servicing of clients within IRC programs and also within RE: BUILD implementing partners.
  • Assist in verifying the accuracy of data as collected at all stages of program implementation and ensure data entered into the Comm Care application is accurate and of good quality.
  • Cooperate with the project team in developing and updating database and project indicator dashboards.
  • Handle data collection during baseline surveys, end-line surveys, follow-up surveys, business monitoring, and USLA monitoring exercises.
  • Coordinate closely with program staff and management on targeting, data collection, data systems and information management.
  • Support the Client Responsiveness senior officer in organizing and attending client and partner feedback for sessions.
  • Participate in M&E learning cycles and M&E capacity-building workshops for project staff.
  • Undertake any other duties as advised by the supervisor.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Work with the other M&E staff to design and Implement Monitoring & Evaluation Plans.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities.
  • Work closely with Senior M&E Officer in the analysis and interpretation of data and in the creation of data exports and dashboards.
  • Support the Senior M&E officer in preparing M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for the RE: BUILD management team and the donor, as needed and on time.


The Data Clerk should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Information Systems, Database Management, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • At least 1 to 2 years of meaningful work experience in monitoring and evaluation, data management, data analysis, or similar livelihood programming.
  • Experience handling data collection and analysis, with experience with or concrete knowledge of open-source tools such as ODK collect, KoBo Toolbox, or CommCare platforms.
  • Experience in mobile data collection, entry & data cleaning with a large database would be an added advantage.
  • Humanitarian organization experience preferred, or experience interacting with refugees or vulnerable youths.
  • Experience conducting critical data analysis and report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other collaborators.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili is required.

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