REACH Database Officer (Junior to Senior-Level depending on qualification)

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REACH Database Officer (Junior to Senior-Level depending on qualification)

  • Post Date:October 8, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 3 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Computer and Technology
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 3
    Vacancy Number KBL_154
    Location Balkh
Job Description

About ACTED:

About ACTED and REACH Initiative:


Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.









ACTED manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. REACH’s purpose is to provide granular data, timely information, and in-depth analysis to support the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. The work of the REACH Initiative directly feeds into aid response and decision-making by providing accessible and precise information on the humanitarian situation of crisis-affected populations.


REACH Initiative has been present in Afghanistan since 2016, providing a growing evidence base for humanitarian response planning through sectoral, multi-sectoral and area-based assessments as well as information management services. ACTED/REACH Afghanistan is looking for a Data Analyst / Specialist to lead on daily information management and analysis tasks, as of 01 October 2020.

Important Note:

Anyone employed by or working for ACTED shall commit to act according to ACTED’s Code of Conduct, which outlines the expected behavior of ACTED teams. To ensure that funds are used exclusively for humanitarian purposes and in accordance with donors’ compliance requirements, all job / internship / volunteering offers are subject to the condition that potential staff names do not appear on anti-terrorism lists, in line with ACTED’s anti-terrorism policy. To this end, your data shall be automatically processed.”

Job Description:


ACTED is seeking a candidate with experience processing and analysing datasets, ideally using R. Under the supervision of the REACH Database Manager, and with the support of the Data Specialist, he/she will support quantitative and qualitative assessments conducted by REACH.


The seniority of the position (ranging from Junior to Senior) will be determined based on qualifications and work experience, but the candidate will be responsible for overseeing data processing and analysis on a single research cycle, or supporting more senior staff in data management for more complex projects. He/she should be comfortable conducting regular data cleaning and translation, with the ability, or willingness to learn how, to draft analysis scripts in R. The role will require the ability to work autonomously, and the candidate will be expected to display initiative and coordinate within a team as needed.


Key responsibilities:

Under the line-management of the Database Manager, the Database Officer will fulfill the following functions:

  1. Data Quality Assurance
  • Responsible for daily data checking in line with processes established by the Database Manager (DBM);
  • In coordination with the DBM, provide daily feedback on data quality issues to the Assessment Officers (AOs);
  • In coordination with the DBM, follow up daily issues with the corresponding Operation team members.
  • Apply data protection regulations during daily activities;







  1. Develop Tools and Training Materials
  • In coordination with the DBM, develop and test data collection kobo xls forms;
  • Support the training of enumerators on the use of data collection methods, tools, and processes;
  • Provide support to other REACH team members as required in data aspects.
  • In coordination with the DBM, develop training materials on data collection techniques, data safety and security;


  1. Development of Analysis and Coding Skills
  • Drafting of data cleaning and analysis scripts in R as needed and at current skill level
  • Fulfil technical training and learning plan and continuously conduct self-study to improve data wrangling and analysis skills.
  • Maintaining, expanding and optimizing the existing functions/scripts of data wrangling and analysis, and automation of possible data cleaning and analysis processes


  1. Team and Project Management (depending on seniority)
  • Monitoring all running projects in terms of data processing, data collection tracking, and analysis.
  • Collate and report relevant lessons learned to the Database Manager and Assessment Focal Point
  • Monitoring and quality checking of overall and daily based works of Jr/DBOs under supervision.
  • Supporting Jr/DBOs in terms of problem solving and capacity building.

The Database Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to ACTED and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with ACTED.

Job Requirements:

  • Academic qualifications, including a bachelors degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, GIS, Information Systems, or relevant discipline; [required for Database Officer or Senior Officer level]
  • Experience working in information management, database management or a related field; [0-1 year for Junior, 2-3 years for Officer, and over 3 years for Senior]
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheet, Word, and data visualisation and analyses tools (e.g.: SPSS, Tableau);
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Good team working skills;
  • Good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to think creatively in terms of tool and process development;
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of R, Python, or other programming languages are highly desired;
  • Familiarity with data processing, cleaning, wrangling is highly desired.
  • Experience in developing data collection tools i.e. ODK/KOBO, and databases is highly desired;
  • Understanding of sampling methodologies and statistical analysis is highly desired

Submission Guideline:

Those who fulfill the above-mentioned criteria should send their updated CV & Cover letter to below submission Email:

Kindly mentioned Vacancy number, position title along with province name in subject line or your application may not be considered.

Please do not send heavy size documents (i.e. Tazkira, Education documents, work certificates)

Only shortlisted candidates will be call for the next stage of recruitment.

No CV will be received after closing date.

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