Position Title: Project Assistant, Data Management
Reports To: Project Officer, Data Management
Location: Chisinau, Moldova
Interested candidates are welcome to apply by sending their CV and Cover Letter in English with email to email@example.com, mentioning in the subject line the title of the position “Project Assistant, Data Management”.
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
As the Russian invasion expands in Ukraine, the United Nations (UN) estimates that more than four million Ukrainians will be forced to flee the country if there is no cessation of the invasion. Already an estimated 84,000 refugees have crossed into Moldova, with about half moving on to other countries in the EU and the other half settling in Moldova. CRS is responding to the refugee crisis, working to serve conflict-affected Ukrainians in Moldova.
As a Project Assistant_Data Management for the Cash Assistance Program, you will support with data management processes for a large project supporting refugees in Moldova. You will practice efficient ways to organize, store and analyze data with attention to security and confidentiality. In this position you will need to be able to support the visualization of comprehensive systems needed for data collection, storage, transferring, analyzing and reconciling with attention to security and confidentiality.
- Support programming activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices
- Support to strengthen good quality data collection, management, analysis in order for the project to best meet the information needs of beneficiaries and to improve programming on an ongoing basis
- Verify data into the existing database systems
- Contribute to provision of technical support to partner staff on use of database when needed
- Proactively identify and support troubleshooting for any problems that arise within database
- Assist in developing digital data collection systems, where appropriate
- Assist with regular data review and cleanup to maintain overall data integrity
- Work closely with relevant team members to ensure systems are in place that will enable timely resolution of cases
- Maintain helpline records and review data entry from the help-line operators
- Work with CRS, Caritas and Diakonia teams in resolving cases referred to helpline and helpdesk established by CRS
- Assist with preparation of trends analysis and reporting
- Support preparation compile and file project documentation for assigned activities per agency and donor requirements
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in Information Technologies, statistics, database development/ data management or another related fields a plus. Additional education may substitute for some experience.
- Experience managing large databases.
- At least 2 years of work experience in data management; NGO experience preferred.
- Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.
- Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.
- Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
- Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners.
- Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
- Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
- Ability to contribute to written reports.
Required Languages – Written and spoken fluency at least in Romanian and Russian. English language will be considered as an asset.
Travel – Non expected
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Programming Teams
External: UNHCR, Caritas Moldova, Diakonia, other Stakeholders
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
- Continuous Improvement & Innovation
- Builds Relationships
- Develops Talent
- Strategic Mindset
- Accountability & Stewardship
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer; CRS is always looking for qualified, diverse and compelling candidates to join our agency and support our great work.
By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.