Job advertisement for Project Officer - MIS and Research

Job Title: Project Officer, MIS and Research

Number of Post/s: 01

Tenure of Employment: The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for one year, renewable for subsequent years based on annual performance evaluation.

Duty Location: New Delhi

Closing date: 10th June 2017

Reports to: Project Manager, Centre for Education and Communication (CEC)

Centre for Education and Communication (CEC) invites applications for the positions of Project officer – MIS and Research, for its work in UP, Rajasthan and Tripura to maintain the Management Information System (MIS) that collect, process, store and disseminate data in the form of information, and provide support in research and documentation that are required for the effective implementation of the EU-funded project, ‘Empowering CSOs for Decent work and Green bricks in India’s brick kilns’.

Background: Centre for Education and Communication (CEC) is implementing a project, ‘Empowering CSOs for Decent work and Green bricks in India’s brick kilns’ in collaboration with Prayas, Rajasthan and terre des homes, Germany. The project is funded by European Union (EU) under its Civil Society Organisations in Development: Capacity Development and Promotion of Diversity for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth in India Call.

Project is for 48 months beginning January 2016.


A management information system (MIS) is a system that provides information needed to manage programme effectively. Management information systems involve three primary resources: technology, information, and people. Management information systems are regarded to be a subset of the overall internal controls procedures. In line with this, the key responsibilities of the MIS officer will be, but not limited to, the following:

Participate in MIS-related meetings, conference calls, etc.; reviews hard copy and electronic recorded information; and communicates with staff to stay abreast of and contribute to MIS developments, requirements and capabilities, and applications.

Provide necessary support in conducting different research studies through collecting and analyzing data and information and documenting them in the form of reports. Updates management and staff as required.

Work directly with TdH and other partners in a coordinated manner to maintain the MIS information system relative to its accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Keep the Project Manager and Project Director fully advised of all findings.

Abides by, support and promote the confidentiality relative to program participant information. Recommends steps for correcting, improving and/or sustaining quality of MIS procedures, records and/or reports, performs all other duties, as required. Attends workshops and provides instructions on data entry programmatic requirements and procedures.

Update and maintain the current CEC website in its entirety, including creating pages, converting and uploading all files to the website, and updating webpage information approved by the Project Director and/or Project Manager.

Required Skills and experience

Successful candidates will have good knowledge of the brick kiln sector, ethical business and livelihoods, along with excellent facilitation, consultation, communication, programme management and administration skills. Oral and written fluency in English and Hindi are necessary. Knowledge of Bengali  will be an added advantage.

Technology Skills (essential)

•        Current with technology.

Analytical Skills (essential)

•        How to analyze processes, data and information, identify inefficiencies and problems in the processes and assess what the information requirements are.

•        Knowledge in the design and development of databases as part of analyzing the information systems.

Interpersonal and Managerial Skills (essential)

•        Ability to work seamlessly with other people in the organization.

•        Communication and interpersonal skills.

•        Management skills to put into place the changes needed to improve the information systems.

Qualities (essential)

•        Ability to work on own, and take responsibility for own work programme.

•        Self-assured and ability to work under pressure and in challenging situations.

•        Positive, service oriented style.

•        3-5 years experience preferably in similar role

Educational Qualification

Graduate or higher in computer science/ Social science with relevant and appropriate computer skills.

The positions offer a competitive salary.

If you feel you are the right candidate, please submit your application by e-mail to on or before June 10, 2017 along with (i) a letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the CEC, (ii) detailed and updated CV, (iii) names and contact details (including e-mail address) of two references; (v) a colour photograph.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.