Management Information systems specialist – Somalia

Save the Children

Management Information systems specialist – Somalia

Title: Management Information systems specialist – open to Somali nationals only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Dimensions:

Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $110million annual budget and staff over 650 staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Working with the operations team, the role holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining Management Information Systems (MIS) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions within the country office. This role will partner with business stakeholders in order to understand their analytic requirements, implement and maintain BI solutions to meet these needs, utilising best practices. The role requires experience in adapting existing solutions as well as creating new solutions.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Head of IT

Staff reporting to this post: No direct reports, but the role will mentor other staff focused on BI and MIS related tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification:

  • computing degree – BSc, BA or equivalent experience

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of working with the full MS BI suite (e.g. Power BI, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, etc.)
  • Experience delivering SSAS solutions in both Multidimensional and Tabular modes including the ability to script MDX and DAX
  • In-depth knowledge of MS SQL Server (versions 2014+)
  • Experience in system developments.
  • Experience of working with SQL Server databases, including creating & modifying T-SQL scripts, stored procedures, functions, triggers, writing ad-hoc queries and dynamic SQL
  • Extensive knowledge of dimensional modelling and database modelling theories
  • Experience of working closely with non-technical staff, demonstrating an ability to translate and negotiate non-technical requirements into a detailed technical specification
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a proven ability to explain complex technical ideas and problems clearly to non-experts
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and strong problem solving skills
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally
  • experience in application development with either .NET (C#) along with SQL Server (or equivalent databases)
  • experience of application support and debugging methods
  • experience in developing applications for Azure App Services Platform
  • experience in UI development using JavaScript Frameworks for Enterprise Applications (ideally React / Redux), Node.js, Webpack, Babel and JS Test Frameworks (Enzyme, Mocha, Karma)

Desirable:

  • Microsoft certified (MCSE in Business Intelligence)
  • Experience working with geographic information system services such as ArcGIS.
  • Experience with statistical programming languages such as R or Python
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues and data governance (e.g. GDPR)
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • Experience working with JIRA

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at https://somalia.savethechildren.net/career

Application will be closed on 17th May 2022

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

TITLE: MIS Specialist (Management Information systems specialist)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program OPS/IT LOCATION: Location of choice inside Somalia.
GRADE: 2 CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year with possibility for extensionContract Type: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:Level 1 – the responsibilities of the post does not require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
ROLE PURPOSE:Working with the operations team, the role holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining Management Information Systems (MIS) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions within the country office. This role will partner with business stakeholders in order to understand their analytic requirements, implement and maintain BI solutions to meet these needs, utilising best practices. The role requires experience in adapting existing solutions as well as creating new solutions.

SCOPE OF ROLE:Reports to: Head of IT

Staff reporting to this post: No direct reports, but the role will mentor other staff focused on BI and MIS related tasks.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Provide the organisation with accurate and timely BI solutions based on requirements gathered through business partnering activities

·         Maintain existing BI solutions such OPS MIS.

  • Proactively source new and innovative solutions that provide clear business value and construct ‘proof of concepts’ to demonstrate the new solutions

·         Proactively identify any technical project risks/issues related to BI

·         Estimate and deliver BI project tasks to agreed prioritisation and timeframes

  • Support the IT Service Delivery team with production SQL Server databases:

–    SQL High Availability (clustering, replication and database mirroring)

–    Performance and tuning

–    Plan and schedule backups and develop recovery procedures

–    SQL housekeeping

–    Data loading/migration

–    Troubleshooting SQL issues

  • Assist management in designing, agreeing, implementing and managing changes to the database environment
  • Maintain accurate technical documentation
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)Accountability:

·         holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         holds team members and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, and external partners and supporters

·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

·         honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • computing degree – BSc, BA or equivalent experience
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLSEssential

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working with the full MS BI suite (e.g. Power BI, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, etc.)
  • Experience delivering SSAS solutions in both Multidimensional and Tabular modes including the ability to script MDX and DAX
  • In-depth knowledge of MS SQL Server (versions 2014+)
  • Experience in system developments.
  • Experience of working with SQL Server databases, including creating & modifying T-SQL scripts, stored procedures, functions, triggers, writing ad-hoc queries and dynamic SQL
  • Extensive knowledge of dimensional modelling and database modelling theories
  • Experience of working closely with non-technical staff, demonstrating an ability to translate and negotiate non-technical requirements into a detailed technical specification
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a proven ability to explain complex technical ideas and problems clearly to non-experts
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and strong problem solving skills
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally
  • experience in application development with either .NET (C#) along with SQL Server (or equivalent databases)
  • experience of application support and debugging methods
  • experience in developing applications for Azure App Services Platform
  • experience in UI development using JavaScript Frameworks for Enterprise Applications (ideally React / Redux), Node.js, Webpack, Babel and JS Test Frameworks (Enzyme, Mocha, Karma)

Desirable:

  • Microsoft certified (MCSE in Business Intelligence)
  • Experience working with geographic information system services such as ArcGIS.

·         Experience with statistical programming languages such as R or Python

·         An understanding of confidentiality issues and data governance (e.g. GDPR)

  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • Experience working with JIRA
Child Safeguarding:We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Adult Safeguarding.The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy, all employees are also expected to carry out their duties in accordance with SCI protection from sexual exploitation abuse.

Equal OpportunitiesThe post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Health and SafetyThe post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Additional job responsibilitiesThe job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.Female qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=220003I1&lang=en

Application deadline is on 17th May 2022

JD written by: SCI Date: April 22

 

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