Wildlife Works Assistant Data Clerk Job Vacancy in Kenya

Wildlife Works

Position Title: Assistant Data Clerk

(1 Position)

Job Summary: This position carries the responsibility for receiving, cataloguing and filing, entering and organising various data collected by the various Wildlife Works Departments.

The key dataset you shall be dealing with shall include Biomass (Carbon) data, as well as Biodiversity and Social Monitoring data for the Kasigau Corridor REDD Project.

However, you will occasionally be expected to also handle data collected from other Wildlife Works departments and REDD projects in Africa.

You will work under the direction of the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project Lead and Senior Scientist, Biodiversity and Social Monitoring, as appropriate. You will occasionally join research teams in the field to assist with data collection.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receiving, cataloguing and filing hard copies from various field teams. These should be systematically arranged, catalogued, safely and conveniently stored for easy access by yourself and other authorised parties
  • Verifying data accuracy by double-checking data sheet entries, consulting field teams and checking with your supervisor when clarification is required
  • Data entry and organisation of soft copies of the data in your designated data computer and two back-up hard drives. Data shall be entered mainly in Microsoft Access or Excel (or BaseCamp for GIS-related data) as appropriate and stored in well-labelled and conveniently organised folders, again for ease of access
  • With direction of your supervisor, keep track of required changes in data entry templates. These include minor updates such as addition of new fields or major overhauls such as changing databases or migration to cloud-based systems.
  • You will be the key repository for datasheets/questionnaires and other data collection instruments for different field teams, particularly the Carbon (Biomass) teams and Rangers and Community Biodiversity Monitors
  • When required, assisting with field data collection (mainly Social and Biodiversity), as well as assisting with implementation of other biodiversity and social monitoring plans for the Kasigau Corridor Project.
  • Supervising and taking on leadership of interns, students and other staff working in or with the Biodiversity and Social Monitoring section whenever necessary
  • Dealing with verifiers, conservationists and researchers visiting the Kasigau Corridor Project Area to establish Wildlife Works as a credible conservation organisation especially as pertains our data collection and management systems.

Minimum qualifications for appointment into the position:-

  • Post-secondary school education in a related field (diploma is a strong advantage), including wildlife management, natural resources management, environmental studies, biological sciences and related fields
  • High level of competence with MS Office Suite, with demonstrated application of MS Excel and MS Access
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in data management

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Organizational skills, including keeping track of multiple data sources to maintain smooth process when follow-up is required
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate with interdisciplinary colleagues and external stakeholders and partners, across a multicultural professional environment
  • Ability to work away from home and live in a remote, wildlife environment
  • Flexibility to work long hours, including weekends and public holidays, especially during verification audits
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

How to Apply

Applicants should send a Cover Letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and contacts, (including telephone and email) of two referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience

to the Human Resource Manager, Wildlife Works,

on or before 22th August 2022.

Apply to: hrkenya@wildlifeworks.com copied to geoffrey.wambugu@wildlifeworks.com

N/B: Indicate current and expected salary on your CV and how soon you would be available.

Applications that will not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

Wildlife Works is an equal Opportunity Employer