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REACH Database Analyst

REACH Database Analyst

Job Location: Balkh
April 4, 2024

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Job Description

2 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree
Full Time

Opportunity Details

About ACTED:

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

ACTED manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. REACH’s purpose is to provide granular data, timely information, and in-depth analysis to support the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. The work of the REACH Initiative directly feeds into aid response and decision-making by providing accessible and precise information on the humanitarian situation of crisis-affected populations.

REACH Initiative has been present in Afghanistan since 2016, providing a growing evidence base for humanitarian response planning through sectoral, multi-sectoral and area-based assessments as well as information management services.

ACTED Afghanistan:

ACTED is working in 20 provinces in Afghanistan around the country. These provinces are affected by natural and man-made disasters. ACTED provides relief and emergency assistance to vulnerable populations affected by displacements, conflicts, or natural disasters, in the fields of agriculture, shelter, wash, and food security.

Job Description:

Job purpose:

Prepare the data processing R script according to the corresponding Data Analysis Plan.

Oversight and implementation of data cleaning, processing, analysis, and dashboards development.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Data Quality Assurance

  • Responsible for daily data quality checking in line with the processes established by the Database Manager (DBM).
      • Preparing the data processing R script according to the corresponding Data Analysis Plan (DAP) provided by Assessment Analysts (AAs)
      • Looking for any errors or illogical combinations of values existing within dataset and reporting it to AA to update the DAP.
      • Preparing and providing the Data Collection Tracking and Monitoring report (Using RMD) according to the DAP or adaptation of the script to AA or Operations team requests.
      • Adjusting the data processing or tracker’s R script to the latest request from AA or Operations team during the data collection.
      • Replacement of the accumulated cleaning logs on the raw data and double checking the result at the end of the data collection.
      • Re-calculation of any calculate-type question within data forward to the applying of cleaning logs on the data.
      • Developing R functions to automate the process of data cleaning/processing as much as possible; optimize the functions which have been made for data cleaning purposes inside the mission.
  • In coordination with the DBM, provide daily feedback on data quality issues to the Assessment Analysts (AAs).
      • Providing the daily cleaning log, processed raw data, or any other relevant documents for evaluation of data quality assurance on daily basis.
      • Engaging with AAs in development of DAP for better data quality check and data collection monitoring.
      • Frequently checking the deletion report (of tracker) with data as well as the re-inclusion of interviews and updating the changes in the tracker.
      • Ensuring that targets of sampling frames are met prior to the end of data collection and reporting the missing number of interviews to the AAs.
  • Reporting the outliers found in data to the AAs and following up on the changes made in the values.
  • In coordination with the DBM, follow up daily issues with the corresponding Operations team members.
      • Following up on receiving and checking the cleaned cleaning log with AA or Operations team on a daily basis.
  • Apply data protection policy provided by IMPACT HQ for daily activities.
      • Sterilizing the dataset from any Personal Identifiable Information prior to sharing with other unit’s member or publication.

Develop Tools and Training Materials

  • In coordination with the DBM, develop and test data collection Kobo XLS Form.
  • Support the training of enumerators on the use of data collection methods, tools, and processes.
  • Provide support to other REACH team members as required in relation to data.
  • In coordination with the DBM, develop training materials on data collection techniques, data safety and security as required.

Development of Analysis and Coding Skills

  • Draft data analysis scripts in R as needed and according to current skill level.
  • Fulfil technical training and learning plan and continuously conduct self-study to improve data analysis skills.
  • Maintain, expand and optimize the existing functions/scripts of data analysis, and automation of possible data analysis processes.

Team and Project Management

  • Collate and report relevant lessons learned to the Database Manager and Assessment Focal Point.
  • Monitor and quality check of overall and daily work of Junior Database Analyst under supervision.
  • Supporting Junior Database Analyst in terms of problem solving and capacity building.


  • Meeting deadlines for data cleaning, processing, and analysis.
  • Number of times outputs require feedback from senior staff.
  • Number of times analysis results must be revised based on HQ feedback.

Any other task assigned by line manager.

Job Requirements:

  • Academic qualifications, including a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Statistics, Economics, GIS, Information Systems, or relevant discipline.
  • 1 or 2 years of experience working in information management, database management or a related field.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheet, Word, and data visualisation and analyses tools
  • Knowledge of R, Python, or other programming languages are highly desired.
  • Familiarity with data processing, cleaning, wrangling is highly desired.
  • Experience in developing data collection tools (i.e., ODK/KOBO) is highly desired.
  • Understanding of statistical analysis is highly desired.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to think creatively in terms of tool and process development.
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility.
  • Ability to work independently.

Submission Guideline:

Those who fulfill the above-mentioned criteria should send their updated CVs to the below submission email:

Kindly mention the Vacancy number, and position title in the subject line or your application may not be considered.

Please do not send heavy size documents (i.e., Tazkira, Education documents, work certificates)

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the next stage of recruitment.

No CV will be considered after the closing date.

ACTED is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates, and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process.

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