Our client is seeking a temporary Database Developer & Administrator to work with a DC-based program support unit. With oversight from the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director, the objective of the database Developer & Administrator is to develop and roll out an institute-wide M&E database for use in our client's field programs and DC Headquarters. The Database Developer & Administrator will work in close collaboration with members of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team to a) Assess database vendor proposals; b) Build out and pilot an institute-wide M&E database; and c) Establish protocols for the maintenance and troubleshooting of the database.
location: Washington, Washington, D.C.
job type: Contract
salary: $40 - 45 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
- Assess Database Vendor Proposals
- Review vendor proposals against database specifications
- Represent the organization with potential database vendors
- Make criteria-based recommendations for vendor selection
- Buildout and Pilot an Institution-Wide M&E Database
- Identify end-user needs for a wide-variety of internal stakeholders in DC and overseas
- Work with the MEL team and the selected vendor to develop and pilot the M&E database across the organization, including for use in field offices
- Work with the organization's IT team to evaluate various technology components such as software, hardware and networking capabilities for the database management system and apps.
- Identify ways to adapt database functionality to organizational needs
- Contribute to the design of protocols for database use, including data entry, data quality checks, reporting processes
- Establish Protocols to Maintain and Troubleshoot the Database
- Establish data security protocols with IT and MEL
- Develop data models for custom analytics
- Co-design reporting templates with vendor and other ME&L staff
- Provide a strategy for structuring and maintaining database content
- Document the data life cycle within the database to ensure maximum database utility
- Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, statistics, or a related subject
- A minimum of three (3) years experience working on relational database applications including online databases
- Experience writing data protocols and data standards for an organization
- Experience in quantitative and qualitative data management and use
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and visualization
- Experience in administering and/or developing M&E databases preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge of relational databases
- Ability to code in SQL
- Ability to design and develop databases and data models
- Ability to edit and/or modify databases according to institutional needs
- Ability to maintain existing and new databases, as well as troubleshoot "bugs" and security issues
- Knowledge of international data privacy standards including the EU GDPR law
- Ability to analyze problems, collect and verify data, draw evidence-based conclusions, and the ability to think innovatively
- Excellent quantitative analysis and data visualization skills
- Excellent oral communication skills to effectively present information, respond to questions, including audiences without a technical background
- Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.
- Foreign language ability, French, Arabic and/or Spanish preferred
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