Database and GIS Specialist

Abt Associates

| 2020 | Kathmandu | Nepal | 44 View(s)


Position Responsibilities  

  • Participates in the collection, analysis, and reporting of baseline M&E data and ongoing M&E data collection, analysis and reporting according to the project M&E plan.
  • Assists in the regular monitoring of project implementation against established targets and objectives.
  • Design, review and test M&E tools for reporting formats and data collection.
  • Ensure appropriate skills are developed and maintained with office and field staff through focused trainings for continued maintenance of the established M&E tracking systems. This includes training staff on appropriate methods of data collection, entry, reporting, and quality.
  • Support the elaboration of monitoring and evaluation plans, including defining program indicators and sources of data, as well as annual reports and other project documents.
  • Support the conducting periodic internal Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and prepare the project for possible external DQAs Audits to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data, identifying gaps and suggesting corrective actions on time.
  • The position requires frequent travel to field sites in implementing districts for routine monitoring, program supervision, and support and frequent communication with field staff.
  • Coordinate with USAID’s Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)/GIS Team to provide requested GIS data of Sajhedari’s activities and stakeholders.
  • Utilize appropriately disaggregated data, GIS, and other analytical approaches to increase data-driven decision-making by senior management, related to the Project’s governance and civil society initiatives.
Job Specification
  • Master’s Degree (minimum) in Statistics, Sociology, or other relevant field.
  • Must have between6-8years of relevant experience in database management, monitoring & evaluation, GIS, and other relevant social science activities.
  • Experience using M&E tools and platforms such as DHIS2, as well as remote data collection interface and data visualization applications
  • Expertise with various statistical software solutions such as SPSS, STATA, and CSPro.
  • Expertise in Geographic Information Systems, both proprietary and open-source cartographic design, image processing, graphic editing, geodatabases, and standard office applications.
  • Proven ability to use, manipulate, and refine spatial and other types of data from a wide array of sources, including experience compiling metadata.
  • Experience working with graphic design software, including the Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) for cartographic and data visualization production.
  • Experience working with satellite imagery.
  • Experience and familiarity with USAID program monitoring and evaluation, and performance monitoring is a plus.
  • Strong analytic and quantitative database management skills, budgeting and report writing.
  • English language fluency.

About The Company


Abt Associates

Abt Associates



Abt Associates is an engine for social impact, fueled by caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research that moves people from vulnerability to security. Whether it's welfare or weather disasters, the environment or economics, agriculture or HIV and AIDS, we address the world's most pressing issues. Our work is diverse and so is our bold… More