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Database Assistant

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  • Post Date: November 9, 2020
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Job Overview

Location: Lupane or Hwange with occasional travel within Amalima Loko operational areas

About CNFA and Amalima Loko

CNFA is a US-based non-profit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world through five core capabilities: (1) Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; (2) Input Supply and Farm Services; (3) Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; (4) Value Chain Development; and (5) Volunteer Technical Assistance. Amalima Loko is a new USAID-funded 5-year program implemented by CNFA and 5 partner organizations which applies community-driven approaches to improve food security, nutrition, and natural resource management in over 80 communal wards in Matabeland North.

Position Summary

Reporting to the M&E Lead, the Database Assistant will primarily focus managing the Amalima Loko M&E databases for participant and activity data capture, storage, analysis and reporting. The job holder will also focus on ensuring uninterrupted data transmission to the Bulawayo office.


  • Implement and maintain a functional M&E database that allows for inputting, storing, retrieval, analysis and reporting at the district and transmission to the Bulawayo office;
  • Implement policies and standard operating procedures for data handling and archiving to ensure credible and sustainable M&E databases;
  • Coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in M&E database servers against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of the M&E databases;
  • Test programs or databases, Flag errors to allow for necessary modifications by the database specialist;
  • Provide in-house expertise and technical support to end-users on the M&E databases;
  • Act as primary contact to trouble-shoot any problems encountered during implementation of the databases;
  • Develop and produce accurate and timely routine and special reports, and data retrievals for staff as needed, and is the point person for managing custom reporting requests.
  • Maintain a regular back-up of the electronic databases and scanned copies of beneficiary sign-in forms for receipt of program services or commodities;
  • Perform any other relevant functions as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • A relevant first degree or diploma in computer studies or a closely related field;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in designing and implementing database systems for M&E frameworks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirement

  • Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Reliable & ethical;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to multitask and manage pressure;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and treat people fairly and equitably.


  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.
  • Ability to speak and understand IsiNdebele and/or other languages spoken in Matabeleland North is preferred.

To apply

Qualified candidates, especially women are encouraged to send their applications. To apply please send a cover letter and CV to with “Database Assistant” in the subject line.

Deadline: 10 November 2020 (12 pm)

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOther
  • QualificationDiploma
  • Experience1-3 Years
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