Danish Refugee Council Hiring General Support – Data Entry Clerk


Overall purpose of the role: 
The role of general support – data entry clerk will be to ensure programme data and other protection data is accurately and ethically collected, stored, analyzed & shared in strict adherence to DRC’s data protection policy and MEAL guidelines. The role will also ensure is entered in a timely and accurate manner. Additionally, the role will ensure all other MEAL documents are updated on regular basis.


  • Entering and updating information into relevant databases.
  • Perform regular backups to ensure data preservation.
  • Verify data by comparing it to source documents.
  • Sort and organize paperwork after entering data to ensure it is not lost
  • Storing hard copies of data in an organized manner to optimize retrieval.
  • Retrieve data from the database or electronic files as requested.
  • Crosscheck and verify data keyed into the databases for accuracy and correct incorrectly entered data.
  • Ensure non-disclosure, confidentiality, security and exchange of beneficiary records and information.
  • Assist the MEAL Officer with design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning plans.
  • Assist MEAL Officer in designing, planning and implementation of strategies of collecting of data, its storage, analysis, report writing and sharing
  • Assist with any other responsibilities/duties assigned by supervisor

Experience and technical competencies:  

  • Previous experience in data entry or equivalent experience in a related field a plus
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware and peripheral devices
  • Experience working with protection information management systems and databases
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel
  • Basic working experience or proficiency in data analysis and report writing
  • Good command of English both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Team player


  • A Bachelor’s degree in statistic, management information systems, in community development or any other social science, or 
  • A College diploma in any of above areas of study with at least two years continuous in similar position
  • A computer training certificate


  • English is must
  • Somali knowledge is added advantage

DRC’s Core competencies: 
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master the below DRC’s core competencies: 

  • Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: you Uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Contract duration: 
3-months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Employment Category: Band J 
Reporting to:  MEAL Officer 
Availability: October 2023
Location:  Dadaab  (This is a local position, hence NOT entitled to RnR and accommodation)
Key stakeholders:                                                                             
Internal & External:
 Program Staff, Beneficiaries


DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (

Application Process:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.  

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 22nd September 2023.

Gender Equality: 
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.  In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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