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Beneficiary Database Developer

Position: Project Beneficiary Database Developer (only Myanmar Nationals are eligible to apply) Assignment duration: 20 Working days Closing date for applications: 28 March 2016 Starting date: 1 May 2016 Duty station: Home based with frequent visit to Plan Myanmar Yangon Office

BACKGROUND:
As a part of its global BRACED Programme, DFID has awarded a three year grant (2015‐2017) to implement the BRACED programme in Myanmar to an alliance led by the Plan International. Under this programme, the BRACED Myanmar Alliance (including ActionAid, BBC Media Action, the Myanmar Environmental Institute, World Vision, UNHabitat, and Plan International) will support community resilience building in 155 target communities in 8 Townships.

The BRACED Alliance Myanmar Project has adopted a unique model of policy, action and media outreach ‐ a diverse collaboration amongst local and international partners on combining disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, environmental sustainability, community‐development, policy, gender, and livelihoods expertise ‐ to improve community and institutional understanding of climate risk, drive increased responsiveness, and promote scale‐up and replication of resilient practices in the face of climate extremes.

BRACED Myanmar Alliance Project aims to provide supports to over 350,000 beneficiaries focusing women and children from targeted townships and communities in Myanmar to improve their resilience to climate extremes.

Following the global BRACED beneficiary definitions (DFID and the International Climate Fund’s Key Performance Indicator 1 – ICF KPI 1 guidance1); the project beneficiaries are categorized in to two types: 1) targeted and high intensity and 2) targeted and medium intensity.

The project is required to establish a database of its Targeted & High Intensity Beneficiaries that would allow to reduce significant risk of double counting – even if same beneficiaries might have received more than one types of support through the BRACED.

The Database Developer will support BRACED Alliance Myanmar in programming a beneficiary database and rolling out it across 6 implementing partners. S/he will work under direct supervision of BRACED Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and close collaboration with BRACED M&E WG Members.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Review the project M&E system and database requirements
 Develop outline of the database to be programmed in suitable database scripts building on existing Excel
based beneficiary database, and get endorsement from BRACED M&E Working Group
 Write a customized beneficiary database in suitable database scripts presented in user‐friendly layout
 Train BRACED implementing partners on use of the database – data entry, quality assurance, exporting
data, analyzing data, trouble shooting, etc.


KEY DELIVERABLES:
 A customized beneficiary database developed having user‐friendly layout
 BRACED implementing partners trained on use of database – data entry, quality assurance, exporting data,
analyzing data, trouble shooting, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
 Hands‐on experience in developing database for similar assignment
 Experience of working on variety database programming languages currently being used
 Excellent skills on data analysis using statistical software
 Experienced in delivering hands on training on database use
 Very good proficiency on English and Burmese languages – writing and speaking
 Must have experience in Database administration, all database backup system report
 Excellent working experience and concepts in Microsoft SQL server/MS access
 Strong knowledge of database standards, technologies, and solutions

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Qualified candidates who meet requirements are invited to apply with following documents.
 A sample of previously developed similar database
 CV of the candidate
 Financial proposal having costs breakdowns for travel, remuneration, and associated costs.

The proposals to be submitted electronically to Human Resource of the Plan International Myanmar at:
Myanmar.CO@plan‐international.org by 28th March 2016, 5:30 PM Yangon Time.
A sample of previously developed similar database can be submitted in a CD/DVD/or any electronic devices at following address mentioning “Beneficiary Database Developer” on an envelope.