Data Assistant

Number of Positions: 1 (Male/Female)

Status: The position is open Ended


Salary and benefits according to internal SCA rules                                                               

Non-monetary Benefits for Females:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date: 7/Aug /2019

Closing Date: 19/Aug/2019

SCA Background

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

Data entry assistant is a member of the Education Project team at the Regional Management Offices (RMOs) level. Data assistant is responsible to manage schools related data, check and analyses field collected data, enter the data to the system and compare the data with school document. Data assistant should ensure smooth running accuracy of data processing in close coordination with GESO, education project officer and EFSs. S/he will work in close cooperation and coordination with other members of the team. S/he is responsible for assisting of Education Project Management Team in planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluations, implementation, and reporting of SCA education project related activities. Data assistant conducts schools’ visits in order to assure accuracy of the data and compare some figures with the ground reality. Data assistant spends around 30% of his/her official times in the field/schools

Qualifications & Requirements:

University degree in closely related field as; Bachelor’s in Math, Bachelor’s in computer science or economic.
One-year relevant experience, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization.
Data analysis and report generation experience is required.
Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages.
Fluency in English and Pashto and/or Dari, both written and spoken.
Experience of using databases.
Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
Team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
Experience of data management, planning and reporting.
Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan, especially in Wardak and Bamyan provinces.
Honest, proactive and well mannered.
To be Afghan National.

Main Responsibilities:

Collect/compile CBE class data from the field and as well as relevant education field supervisor, organize and entry to the education database.
Coordinate the errors, omission, discrepancies, relevancy of the collected data to the relevant supervisors for amendment and reconciliation,
Proper entry of the collected and screened data to the database and generate the reports on monthly, quarterly and as required by the relevant supervisors, EPO/GESO and other project management team.
Review the collected data, target indicators for the settled activities, and coordinate the under/over achievement of the indicators to the relevant supervisors.
Keep good and constructive coordination with education field supervisors, master trainers and school lead teachers,
Take care of school data with respect to update database and report any deviation to general education senior officer for further follow up with EFS and clarify.
Translate the local language documents into English for data entry purpose to the database, and vice versa from English to local languages as required.
Ensure the data forms attested by education field supervisors and place in school files.
Improve school data management and reporting in WRMO level.

Application Procedures

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience;
To apply online please send your application / CV to   and clearly write the vacancy number and job title in the subject line (Data  Assistant , HRM/WRMO  62/019). Otherwise your application will not be considered.
Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;
Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.
Application and CV receive after the closing date of vacancy announcement will not be considered

Job number:


Duty station:

Maidan Wardak Province

Application deadline:

19 August 2019