Data Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Data Manager


We have an exciting new opportunity for a Data Manager to join our Research and Evidence Team to lead our data management. Collaborating closely with research and MEAL staff, the role will develop our data processes to ensure efficient and effective data collation, storage, processing, and reporting. The Data Manager will set in place a data management strategy and processes to centralise the holding and analysis of data that can then identify key learning from our work, support the demonstration of impact to stakeholders, and be used in our influencing work within the humanitarian sector.

To be successful in the role you will have significant proven experience as a data manager at strategic level, backed up with a BSc/BA in computer science or relevant field. You will have excellent understanding of data management function (collection, storage, analysis, reporting etc.) and be familiar with current database and information system technologies and data visualization tools (eg Tableau and R). You will also have technical experience of data architecture in designing systems on salesforce/asana and other platforms. As an individual you will bring an analytical problem-solving mindset, with excellent communication and collaboration skills, and above all a passion to see data used to influence decision-making



  • Proven experience as data manager
  • BSc/BA in computer science or relevant field
  • Excellent understanding of data administration and management functions (collection, storage, analysis, reporting etc.)
  • Familiarity with modern database and information system technologies including salesforce; and data visualization tools (eg Tableau and R)
  • Some data architect experience in designing systems on salesforce/asana
  • A solid understanding of existing and emerging data technologies
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Access, Word etc.)
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills


  • Hold both a strategic perspective and enough detail to work with one part of the organisation whilst understanding the impact on other parts of the organisation and network through listening and engaging with other teams
  • Actively promote collaboration by spotting and breaking down barriers to siloed working, connecting with colleagues, teams, and initiatives
  • Balance the need to follow systems and processes with the courage, identifying when systems and processes do not align with the mission, suggesting alternatives
  • Anticipate the ‘what ifs’ and actively plan to navigate them together with the team, seeking collaborative solutions and drawing on those with relevant expertise
  • Coach others across the organisation through formal and informal channels, actively developing talent
  • Recognise and actively seek to build trust, working through conflicts by acknowledging their importance, focusing on the issue not the person, analysing different perspectives and working together
  • Balance the tension between thinking, trialling, and deciding to move forward in line with expectations from key stakeholders

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