Strategy Data Implementation Manager


Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP280-05

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

About the role

Sightsavers has recently refreshed its programme strategy and is developing its approach to measuring progress towards programme goals. In line with this we have created a strategic Learning, Accountability, Monitoring Performance framework (LAMP). In 2022 – 23 we’ll be taking forward development of impact and outcome indicators, including piloting and testing new indicators, supporting the integration of prioritised indicators into systems and processes at global level and in programmes. This will involve working closely with programme staff located across our global portfolio who will be responsible for overseeing much of the data collection, and supporting other key stakeholders such as Global Technical Leads (GTLs).

The Strategy Data Implementation Manager (SDIM) will work closely with the other new post (Strategy MEL Manager (SMM)) within the cross-team LAMP Project Core Group. Together the two postholders will be responsible for driving the design and collection of data for the LAMP.?They will develop and implement a work plan for making the data collection, analysis and evaluation operational.

Responsibilities (shared with SMM)

• Lead on the design and development of data collection tools and processes
• Design the data collection methodology for new indicators
• Identify, adapt or develop data collection tools
• Identify technical, system and staff capacity for the routine analysis of the indicator data.
• Support the piloting and roll out of the indicators
• Design and implement pilot activities for each of the prioritised indicators
• Evaluate the pilots and make adjustments and recommendations
• Assess the feasibility of rolling out the indicator to all countries
• Plan and coordinate the roll out of approved indicators
• Write data collection guidance for enumerators and data reporters
• Train staff, partners and enumerators on the new data collection tools and methods.
• Contribute to the calculation of the resource implications of LAMP
• Support the calculation of costs of collecting data for each indicator or learning question, both for the baseline and for routine data collection.
• Support the identification of projects that can fund certain aspects of the indicators going forward.
• Support the prioritisation of indicators to be made operational in 2022.

SDIM Principal Responsibilities

• Support the design of the strategic data infrastructure, data analytics dashboards and reports
• Mapping out a full data flow for each indicator and each country
• Highlighting current gaps in accessing/reporting data against the indicators
• Support the Data Architecture and Governance Manager in the creation of a LAMP data model, with an interim location and structure along with long term full integration into Sightsavers Enterprise Data Architecture.
• In preparation for LAMP data to be systematically evaluated and analysed, ensure that appropriate data views/flows are accessible for data analytics software.
• Support the Data Literacy and Use Manager in the creation of a set of dashboards that provide reliable and current performance against the LAMP indicators, both for reporting and for analysis.
• This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.


As the successful candidate you will possess


• Experience working with organisational data management systems and applying data analysis/statistical techniques to data (ideally in health or international development).
• Strong understanding of the international development/not-for-profit sector, with demonstrable experience in project Monitoring & Evaluation.
• Experience with GIS
• Understanding of the complexities of working across multiple countries and continents in an international development organisation.
• Advanced MS office computer skills - Word, Excel (to include advanced formulae, pivot tables, macros), Powerpoint, and Outlook.
• Use of specialist statistical and analysis software e.g. PowerBI/Tableau or similar, ArcGIS or similar.
• Fluent written and spoken English


• Knowledge of languages other than English e.g French, Swahili.
• Experience of working within a geographically disbursed team
• Experience in the design/piloting of data collection tools as well as writing guidance to support data collection
• Experience in facilitation and trainingin person and remotely
• Experience of digital transformation, implementing new software/tools/working practices within an organisation.
• Experience working with MS PowerApps, Automate and Sharepoint.
• Experience of using Power Query for extraction, transformation, loading and connecting data from different data sources.
• Experience with collecting, interpreting and applying inclusive data particularly gender and disability

We anticipate that interviews will take place from the week commencing 21 March 2022 onwards and the evaluation process will include a task and a second stage interview.

About the Company

Sightsavers is an international organisation which works with partners to prevent avoidable blindness and empower people with disabilities in some of the world's poorest places.

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