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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Data Collection Manager In Uganda at Grameen Foundation

Job Title Data Collection Manager

City  Kampala,
Country Uganda
 Organisation: Grameen Foundation

Our Client is a leader in the fight against poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America and is seeking to recruit a passionate, innovative and driven Product Manager to lead Grameen Foundation Uganda’s product development for mobile financial services designed to increase poor household’s access to appropriate, affordable financial services.

Job Summary: The Data Collection Manager (DCM) will oversee the research work and build and develop relationships with data consumers to generate revenue to support Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) business growth.  The DCM will oversee all aspects of research design, implementation and reporting of research findings for GF’s internal use and external partners, and hold meetings as well as conduct market analysis to understand demand of data collection and how these can be met. He or she will enter into specific agreements to utilize the CKW network to collect data relevant to improving services to poor communities.  The efforts of the DCM will be closely linked to the Content and Services team and its capabilities to collect, validate and analyze meaningful data and information for rural market data consumers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead and coordinate the preparation of proposals for baseline surveys, research studies in response to request for proposals in the local media and various service providers
Lead the research design, methodology, survey tool design and testing, survey planning and reports analysis processes
Oversee the analysis of datasets and data mining activities
Identify data collection needs and sales opportunities; 1- build relationships, leverage strengths, and understand needs of data consumers including government, NGOs and companies, 2-Develop proposals to different data consumer segments and organizations
Define, package and sell data collection products; 1- Act as point of contact for data consumers for sales offer and negotiations, 2- Work with information services team to understand appeal, utility and feasibility of various product configurations, 3- Gain deep understanding of data collection servicesand products and price model
Track and report results; 1- Develop and agree on success metrics for sales     activities as well as frequency of reporting, 2- Create performance reports and communicate to Information Services Manager and others when appropriate, 3- Provide comprehensive analysis of progress against  metrics and milestones, identifying areas for improvements

Manage data consumers; 1- Prepare data offering proposals, evaluate and manage purchases, 2- Build, manage and develop existing data consumer relationship, 3- Follow-up data consumers satisfaction with data collection services and identify improvement areas
Support and contribute to key processes that affect quality of data e.g.  data validator recruitment, training, survey tool and platform tool design including identification of new techniques and validation processes
Present  research findings  to the internal and external clients

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in international development, business, public administration or related field preferred
Five or more years of Research and Data quantitative and qualitative analysis experience
Experience working in agricultural development in developing countries, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Experience in microfinance and/or technology is preferred
Knowledge of mobile communication industry and/or the use of technology for development a plus
Strong interpersonal skills to interact successfully with a variety of personalities and situations requiring tact, judgment, and poise
Excellent presentation and oral and written communication skills
Native level English skills
Able to effectively handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and moderately complex assignments
High analytical and problem solving skills; able to apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative to address problems and develop solutions
Good organizational and planning skills to prioritize and meet deadlines, work on multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and with minimal supervision
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and mobile phones
Previous experience in a fast paced, high profile environment with the proven ability to perform proficiently all office assignments

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses