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JF Kapnek Trust

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JF Kapnek Mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunity for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs. The JF Kapnek Vision is a Zimbabwe free of HIV wherein all children are protected and have access to health and equal educational opportunities, regardless of income, gender, location, race, religion, ability or any other factor.

Established in 1986, the JF Kapnek Trust is a registered non-profit making organisation (PVO 1/86) implementing among other programs an Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) programme in Mashonaland West Province (Zvimba, Mhondoro Ngezi, Chegutu and Sanyati) with the overall goal of improving access to community based early child development services. Utilising the existing ECD centres at schools as entry points, the IECD programme provides holistic and comprehensive services through early stimulation, school based health assessments and supplementary feeding. These are complemented by interventions aimed at improving the home and school learning environments which include the ECD infrastructure renovations, positive parenting initiatives, capacity building of ECD teachers and support to community based child protection systems. Above the direct benefits to the ECD children, these interventions provide much-needed relief for the extended families that care for many of these orphaned or vulnerable children and allow teen girls to attend school, rather than to stay at home to care for their young relatives.

The assignment
Information management systems play a critical role in ensuring that JF Kapnek Trust’s work on ECD is demonstrated using evidence that is demonstrated in real time thus enabling the organasaton to be responsive to the needs of its beneficiaries. The orgaisation would want to engage the services of database developer to develop an efficient information management system utilizing a database system able to link the various components and services under the IECD. The consultant is to develop an MIS system, guidelines and dashboards with availability for remote input of data and local data management.

Desired Skills
Strong proficiency with SQL and its variations among popular databases; Experience with some of the modern relational databases; Knowledge of best practices when dealing with relational databases; Capable of troubleshooting common database issues; Strong analytical skills; Ability to demonstrate knowledge of MIS for OVC programming a distinct advantage.

Start date: As soon as possible
Duration of engagement: 30 days
Travel required: None


How to apply

Interested applicant to submit their EOI, CV for key consultant/s and an illustrative budget in $USD. Candidates can apply to:

Successful consultant/team will be required to commit to the JF Kapnek Child Protection & Sexual Harassment & Exploitation Policies. People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered as they are received.

NB: Full terms of reference will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates

Deadline: 21 March 2019

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