28 March, 2019

Data Officer

Farm Support Association
Port Vila

Due Date
8 Apr 2019

Full time

Organisation Description
Farm Support Association (FSA) is a not-for-profit, non-government organization set up in 1982. FSA supports and responds to the needs of small holder farmers, helping them to practice farming as business on their own land in the rural areas. FSA promotes environmentally-friendly, sustainable, organic techniques. Its approach is one of “Farmers helping farmers”.
Working in partnership with other agencies such as Oxfam, UNDP and MFAT New Zealand, FSA delivers various programmes through its agricultural extension officers and lead farmers. Data about individual farmers and groups are held in Excel worksheets, together with details of their plans, field visits, materials distributed and workshops attended. This information is then used to establish support needed in future visits.
FSA is also responsible for the certification of organic farmers in Vanuatu, through the Organic Pasifika scheme run by PoetCom (see http://www.organicpasifika.com/poetcom/the-certification/organic-pasifika-certification/). Details of registered farmers and their inspections are collected and held by FSA.

Job Description
The data officer will
• oversee the development and use of the farmer databases in Excel, updating user manuals/procedures as necessary
• oversee data collection, providing easy-to-use forms or setting up Kobo surveys as needed
• ensure that databases are updated in a timely, accurate and secure way
• run standard analyses and reports on request and work with FSA staff and directors to develop new reports as needed
• ensure that databases are regularly backed up and that copies are stored off site
• assist and train staff in data entry, analysis and reporting, gradually building capacity within the organisation
The data officer will also manage the hard copy and electronic library of resource materials.
Selection Criteria
Professional requirements:
• 2+ years’ experience of using Excel to enter, store, analyse and report on data
• 2+ years’ experience in data administration and management
• Experience in survey design and management
• Knowledge of Kobo survey tool
• Basic knowledge of agricultural principles
Personal requirements:
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Flexibility and willingness to have a go at tasks outside previous experience
• Excellent communication skills
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