Data Collection Officer

Save the Children

Rue Nerhu, Unit 25 Phonexay Village Xaysettha District Vientiane Capital


The role

We are currently looking for Data Collection Officer based in Savannakhet

Role Purpose

Save the Children is starting five-year early grade reading project as part of LEAPS II, a school feeding programme implemented in 6 districts of Savanakhet province managed by a third-party organization, CRS. The goal of this project is to enhance how early grades students learn how to read by training teachers and promoting literacy in their communities.

The Data Collection Officer is supporting the MEAL and Training Manager (MTM) to establish a functional MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) system at the project site level and another is capacity building of the field staff and counterparts on different components of the project. S/he will measure, track and ensure the quality of all Save the Children interventions within the LEAPS II project which he will work to ensure that all children within target schools are on track to read grade level texts by the end of their second grade and that all Save the Children’s responsibilities (e.g. establishing libraries, mobilizing communities for reading) are done at the highest level of quality and Data Collection Officer  will be responsible for collection and compilation of all literacy monitoring data with staff support for tablet use and basic IT.

Additionally, the Data Collection Officer is supporting the MTM on report writing and in any monitoring and evaluation tasks.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures.

Conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.

Routinely conduct field trips to program sites for collecting data. She/he is expected to travel at least two times per month

Ensure accurate and consistent entry of data received from project staffs and partners into database.

  • CLV training pre & post-test, reading camps, parental workshop, reading celebration and school house fair.
  • Database of Literacy boots teacher training activity: teacher training pre & post-test, teacher observation form, school administrator form, teacher learning circle event.
  • Database of all activities sign in sheet and attendance sheet.
  • Database of reading corner and book bank.

Assist the MEAL and Training Manager in performing data analysis and producing statistical and graphic reports.

  • Maintain and further develop the structure or format of the database/s as required, incorporating suggestions and amendments under the MEAL and Training Manager’s guidance
  • Provide additional updates and data analysis as requested by the MEAL and Training Manager
  • Maintain a shared space and web interface (KoBo-Toolbox) for the Database/s.
  • Maintenance of Excel database/s and other/s as required.

Ensuring the logistics of books and monitoring of materials in program sites

  • Assist MEAL/Training manger to plan to procure of community LB activity: reading book community kits and book’s self.
  • Assist MEAL/training manage to plan to procure of teacher training activity: school kits and all training consumable
  • Coordinate with administration officer to ensure the community kits and school kits well transfer to community and school with recorded the material number.
  • Assist MEAL/Training manager to design provide training aid material.
  • Filling all training aid material to be ready for use.

Ensure project officer work plan and tracing activity record will be gathering and update according project activity.

  • Follow up and coordinate with POs to submit activity work plan on time.
  • Follow up and coordinate with POs to submit and update tracking activity record on time.
  • Gathering activity work plan and tracking activity record and report to MEAL and training manager.

Reporting and other

  • Gathering POs trip report key point to support MEAL/Training manager on quarterly report.
  • Provide case study or human interest story per activity.
  • By coordinate with POs to provide good photo for project report.
  • Assist during reading assessment evet when needed.


  • Perform other tasks and duties that directly relate to his/her function as assigned by the line and dotted line managers


  • Minimum of a bachelor/Diploma’s degree IT, BA or Social Sciences or related discipline preferred

Experience and Skills

At least 2 years experience in an INGO, UN or relevant development business is an advantage and data entry, Data analysis and database management

  • Enable to travel to work in the remote areas and stayover night with communities
  • Good IT skills including use of excel, access or other database and data analysis software
  • Good negotiation and clear communication especially with the project filed staff
  • Good facilitation skills which can support on organize MEAL system for project filed staff
  • Good written and spoken English skills in an advantage
  • Good Demonstrated managing databases, analysing data and producing data displays

Contract length: fixed term 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Interested candidates please submit a full application using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document including contact details of three professional referees (current and last line managers and HR department). Please also include details of your salary expectations and a copy of your ID card to Save the Children, HR Team, Rue Nerhu, Unit 25, Ban Phonexay (PO Box 7475) or email to hr.laos@savethechildren.org  

Please note that we will require a copy of your Criminal Records (ໃບ້ແຈ້ງໂທດ) later. 

Please indicate the title of position in your email subject line and also mention the location you apply to 

Closing date for applications is: 25 June 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Save the Children International is a child rights based organization. Safe recruitment is central to the safeguarding of children and young people that we come into contact with, and support through our programmes.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the children is an equal opportunities employer, qualified females, persons with disability and candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Save the Children

Save the Children

Rue Nerhu, Unit 25 Phonexay Village Xaysettha District Vientiane Capital

Contact Name : N/A
Email : hr.laos@savethechildren.org
Telephone : (+856-21) 454201-3

Save the Children is the world's largest independent child rights development organization, making a difference to children's lives in more than 100 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. is the world's largest independent child rights development organization, making a difference to children's lives in more than 100 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential.

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