Friday, February 24, 2012

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) job vacancy in Nairobi

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, is a not for profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 20 years to enabling advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa.
The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub- Saharan Africa requires well-trained professional economists and policy makers.

AERC has been commissioned by the World Food Programme (WFP) to establish and manage a data analysis hub in support of WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme.

P4P is a five year agricultural and market development pilot programme being implemented across 21 WFP country offices.

AERC will support P4P to analyze, package and disseminate lessons and best practices arising through P4P.

The Online Information Database information system will provide a centralized data repository facilitating the storage of multiple databases in various formats, mainly SPSS and STATA from the 21 country offices.

This will also include application interfaces to allow online manipulation of the data while maintaining integrity and security.

Terms of Reference:
  • Design and develop time series data stores using relational database management systems
  • Design and develop web based database driven information systems as per programme requirements
  • Develop and enforce database administration controls, user standards and secure access procedures.
  • Develop user application solutions in response to emerging user needs for new information systems or changes to the existing systems as required
  • Migrates and converts data from different formats into centralized data repositories as needed.
  • Coordinate technical development, testing, and implementation in online database systems development projects
  • Develop disaster recovery strategies and implement database and transaction log backups and database replication between multiple servers.
  • Carry out relevant in-house systems training.
The proposals should include information on similar assignments carried out, the CV of the team to be assigned to the project and references.

Interested bidders should submit their proposals to the address below in a sealed envelope, to be received no later than 02 March 2012.

The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
P O Box 62822, Nairobi
Milimani Road
Middle East Bank,  Building 3rd Floor
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