Harvest Data Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description

Who We Are

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2.5 million trees with more than 8,500 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About the Team

The Harvest Department core function is to selectively mark, fell, extract and transport trees from woodlots to town for Wood Processing & Sales. Questions such as ‘Where do we harvest?’ ‘What thinning method do we use?’ ‘What sizing?’ , ‘What is the cost per cubic meter?’ are all part of our daily job. We are driven by a desire to constantly learn and improve to ensure that we carry out our operations as efficiently and effectively as possible.

About this Role

The Harvest data system is a critical supportive function built around the department’s operations. Through collecting, proper storage, and analysis of data, the system supports logistics, tracks progress of tasks, and measures team performance. The data collected also forms the basis of exploring new process changes. As the Harvest Data Officer, you will run, maintain, quality check, and troubleshoot the harvest data system.

What You Will Do

Take the lead in the management of the Harvest data system varying from maintenance and improvement of the databases, dashboards, and data collection systems in G-suites, SurveyCTO or other similar software
Carry out continuous quality checks to ensure that Harvest data is clean
Perform weekly reporting and update departmental KPIs
Create and maintain weekly dashboards for a range of Harvest data
Support the creation of new data systems to support front-line, operational, and strategic planning and decision-making
Research and trial new software that can help the Harvest team make decisions through data
Work with the rest of the Harvest Department to support execution of harvest field activities, when necessary

What You Have

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Statistics, Mathematic,or related field
Minimum of one years’ experience in systems design, logistics, field operations & management
Strong data analysis and presentation skills
Start-up and/or Social Enterprise experience greatly advantageous

You’re Also

Able to understand the distinction between data and information
Passionate about learning, not just new skills but also discovering different work techniques
Willing and eager to build the capacity of Komaza staff (especially the Harvest team) through workshops, mentorship/coaching, ad hoc support, and stretch projects
Proactive in identifying and communicating challenges and proposed solutions
Proficient in customizing data tools for specific target group

What We Expect

You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. T