Data Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition 

Position Title: Data Manager

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Data Manager in managing and utilising data on our data systems and by addressing policies, practices and governance. This role will be on a permanent contract basis, subject to availability of funding. This position is open to GAIN’s country offices in London, Nairobi and Delhi.

Reporting to the Head of IT, you will focus on data and data analytics and by addressing policies, practices and governance for good data management. This role will be crucial in achieving that ambition and you will work with the Head of IT to influence, shape and challenge GAIN as a whole, ensuring a joined-up approach to data.

The postholder will be responsible for providing ownership and leadership to challenge GAIN at senior level to inform data architecture in line with projects and programmes associated budgets and delivery.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Leading on the design, development and modification of data management infrastructure to expedite data analysis and reporting, commissioning and managing consultancy support where necessary. Providing technical oversight for integrating new technology or new initiatives into data standards and structures and vice versa
  • Managing the design, development, build and implementation of databases that are compatible with company needs, including but not limited to platforms such as Microsoft SQL, Salesforce and Snowflake
  • Ensuring database and data systems are designed to be secure from data loss, security breach, and hacking; working with colleagues on awareness and behaviours to keep data safe, leading on the development of best practice around management and governance of GAIN’s information resources
  • Developing rules and procedures to govern data sharing within the organisation and with external parties
  • Assessing system performance and making recommendations for software, hardware, and data storage improvements for decision by senior management and delivery of chosen models to meet improvement objectives
  • Undertaking high level research, horizon scanning and analysis to identify future digital trends, and assessing applicability to support business objectives

About You

The ideal candidate will have leadership experience in a data management, data analysis and business process for a medium to large organisation and proven knowledge of best practice for data organisation and architecture. You will have significant experience in supporting and challenging stakeholders at a senior level across a wide range of data architecture to inform service planning, development associated budgets and delivery.

The postholder will also have a demonstrative record of delivering high quality complex data deliverables to enable key BI outputs. You will have experience in data warehouse design and implementation as well as developing data models based on multiple sources and separate processes.

You will have excellent communication skills and able to translate business practices and processes into data management. In addition to this, you will possess fluent written and spoken English, candidates' with exposure working in multicultural and multi-lingual environments will be an additional advantage.

A Bachelor’s degree in computer science and information systems or related field, candidates’ with experience or certification in MCSE, ITIL, PRINCE2, APM PMQ and high level of technical knowledge of Salesforce, Sage People and DocuSign CLM would be an advantage.

You will have working knowledge of the Tableau platform, experience in reporting, design, querying and supporting non-specialists. Candidates’ with knowledge in Microsoft databases, specifically SharePoint and SQL is preferable.

About our Offer

The starting salary for each office is as follows, depending on experience:

  • United Kingdom: From GBP 50,382 – GBP 54,000 (gross) per annum
  • India: From INR 1,812,960 – INR 2,074,416 (gross) per annum
  • Kenya: From KES 4,301,136 – KES 4,917,408 (gross) per annum

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

This advert closes on 3rd November 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the following link:

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