Kenya: Information & Database Officer

Organization: AECOM International Development Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016


The Information and Database Officer is a local national position and will be responsible for program information and database management for TIS+. Under the direction of the Senior Governance and Strategic Communication Advisor and Deputy Chief of Party, s/he will support communications’ activities such as development of success stories and data management for the TIS+ PIKA database.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

· Working closely with the Senior Activities Officer, and Senior Governance and Strategic Communication Advisor and relevant Program Development Officers to identify activities contributing to success stories under TIS+.

· Manage production of project marketing materials such as success stories, multimedia production, presentations, and strategy rationale briefs in collaboration with program staff.

· Train staff on communication tools available to capture “transforming lives” stories incorporated into the TIS+ weekly reporting.

· In coordination with the TIS+ Senior Activities Officer and Senior Governance and Strategic Communication Advisor, support data management for the TIS+ PIKA (Activities) database; help ensure activity files are well drafted and in good order and financial and M&E data is entered into each activity file in an accurate and timely manner.

· Support periodic report production, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual TIS+ reports, as well as other reporting documents, as required. Support information gathering, report writing, report editing and document finalization.

· Ensure communications products from the TIS+ program and local partners are compliant with USAID branding and marking plan.

· Collaborate with other public relations, media and communications partners under the TIS+ program as required including interface with local, regional and national media outlets.

· In coordination with the TIS+ Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, support management of M&E data and database; ensure data is properly compiled and input into TIS+ systems in a timely manner.

· Under the leadership of the Senior Governance and Strategic Communication Advisor and DCOP, IDO officer is responsible for updating the database, maintaining reports & files generated from the database such as grant clearance forms, in collaboration with the Senior Activities Officer.

· Ensures sharing with staff and uploading TIS+ database backend to one source weekly, with links provided to USAID in a timely manner.

· Perform such other duties as may be assigned


The Information and Database officer will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.


· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in communications, information, media, international relations/affairs, political science, management, or a related field.

· 2 years’ experience working in an information management capacity in international development or a similar field, preferably with a focus on Somalia or another complex environment;

· 2 years’ experience in complex report production, preferably in international development;

· Fluency in written and spoken English, and strong English writing skills;

· Strong organizational skills, and proven capacity to work well against tight deadlines;

· Experience working on USAID programs strongly desired;

· Experience working on an international development program for Somalia strongly desired.

How to apply:


1 year with possible extension upto 3 years.

Applications and detailed CV to be sent by 08 November, 2016. Send your Cover Letter and CV to

(Clearly state Information & Database Officer – Nairobi, Application on the Subject Line). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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