As Quality Assurance and Data Analyst you are responsible for ensuring quality of grant data and analyses to inform decision-making and contributing to the learning and development of War Child Holland (WCH) with the aim to deliver quality interventions to children affected by conflict.
War Child embraces the IATI/Open Data and as such is determined to be fully compliant with this initiative. You lead in data reporting and analysis, including IATI and other reporting requirements and provide technical support to the organisation in this regard. You monitor the quality of grant data and play a key role in the development of a Data Quality Assurance Framework including data quality policies, standards, and processes.
As Quality Assurance and Data Analyst you flag data inconsistencies to War Child teams and the Quality Assurance Team Leader (your direct manager) for their resolution and provide technical support and training on grant management data. You explore possibilities for process automation between our system and Airstream (our IATI portal) using tools such as R, Python, etc.
- Review the quality of data published in standards (IATI) and internal systems (Rafiki)
- Lead the IATI project and report to the Steering Committee on projects, achievements, etc.
- Signal data quality compliance issues and advise on improvements needed
- Liaise with other organisations and participate in networks related to donor compliance, including IATI
- Monitor logframe data for projects with mandatory IATI publishing requirements to ensure donor guidelines and contractual agreements are followed
- Publish and monitor the quality of data according to donor guidelines (e.g. MFA-funded)
- Report the needed data and conduct overall data analysis of grant compliance requirements
- Translate information needs into concrete proposals for data collection and analyses
- Provide expert input for the annual report, as well as donor reports and support team members on internal reporting
- Support the Team Leader Quality Assurance in the development and roll out of compliance policies/tools
- Contribute to the further development of relevant systems within the organisation, including testing and seeking ways to contribute to technical improvements (Rafiki 2.0 projects)
- Contribute to the development of reporting templates, guidelines, and tools, including IATI
- Develop standard data reports using existing and future data systems, support and train users
- Contribute to project or programme evaluations and provide recommendations for improvement in area of expertise and implementation of international standards
- Provide training to War Child teams on IATI publication, create training materials for IATI reporting.
- Academic background in Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics or equivalent. The required expertise can also be proven by experience in the relevant field
- Minimum 3 years of work experience in area of quality assurance and data analysis
- Good knowledge on PME, data analyses and research
- Experience in developing methods, tools and delivering training
- Good communicator and advisory skills, willing to share knowledge and experience
- Excellent Excel skills and other data systems
- Experience with IATI is an advantage
- Fluency in English required and preferably good working knowledge of Dutch, Spanish, French or Arabic
- An analytical thinker, with didactic talent
- Available for 40 hours per week
- EU national or eligible to live and work in EU.
- Salary range from €3059 – €3957 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
- 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days
- A contributory pension scheme
- Monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25
- Possibility to follow training and/or courses and attend War Child’s events
- Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!
War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply no later than 23 February 2020. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter, using the following hyperlink:
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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
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