Data and Standards Manager

 Our client in the Horticulture Sector with an aim to enhancing market access of the Kenya Flowers is seeking to recruit a Data and Standards Manager who will oversee a company’s various data systems and maintain and promote the company-owned certification standards, locally and internationally. The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing, storing and analyzing data as efficiently as possible, while always upholding agreed-upon security standard. The ideal candidate Must be strong in analytic and excellent in making presentations to large diverse audiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Responsible for maintaining, interpreting and developing the Company-owned certification standards and protocols in order to ensure the highest levels of credibility, relevance and performance, and to support Company members to perform more sustainably.
  • Proactively promote the Company-owned Standards at local and international levels.
  • Promote a culture of good practice among producer members by supporting training on the adherence of policies and procedures, code of conduct and/or agreements.
  • Coordinate internal compliance reviews and monitoring activities, including periodic reviews.
  • Work closely with auditors and other partners to improve the standards.
  • Assess data needs of members, partners and other stakeholders and recommend appropriate action.
  • Assist colleagues to convert data into usable information needed by the industry, retrieve reports or data sets, without risking any data loss.
  • Ensure that the company’s data is stored, managed and analyzed correctly.
  • Ensure that company’s data systems are secured and protected from potential breaches or malicious attackers.
  • Create policies and review each of company’s pre-existing data management policies to ensure that they are up to date and effective.
  • Evaluate adequacy of existing data tools. Implements new technologies in information management to ensure that tools developed for efficient access to information are accessible to staff throughout the Organization.
  • Develop innovative methods and techniques for analyzing and presenting data to relevant stakeholders.
  • Research, analyses and evaluate new applications of information technology and makes recommendations for their deployment.
  • Work with Company’s teams to support the management of infrastructure systems (i.e., membership database, online community, website, social media, etc.)
  • Collaborate with fellow staff members to discuss any data problems that may arise and develop potential solutions.

 Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in Data Management.
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills, with ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Highly developed social skills and ability to listen as well as communicate in different environments ranging from producers to high-level government and international institutions.
  • Understanding of agricultural commodity markets and value chains will be an added advantage.
  • Advanced computer skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (including v-lookups, pivot tables).
  • Detail-orientated and able to identify alternative solutions.
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and culture in the formal setting.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and work flexible hours.

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  • Education:Bachelor's Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Upper Mid – Level.
  • Salary: Monthly Gross salary: Ksh. 180,000 - 200,000/= (Approx. 1,800 – 2,000) depending on experience and qualifications
  • Deadline:21st April 2019.