Data Officer

at GEMS Education
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted January 10, 2021
Category Data Entry / Operations / Back Office Processing
Job Type Full-time


Data Officer - Immediate Start

Business Unit: GEMS Firstpoint School - The Villa – Dubai

Location: UAE – Dubai

Closing Date 31-Jan-2021

About the Role

Maintain accurate and up to date personal staff and student information in the MIS and report on this where necessary. A team player, service-oriented and eager to learn; Logical and analytical thinking skills and possess excellent ICT skills, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience in SIMS. Co-ordinate within the various department of the School; work closely with the leader in charge of Data and Assessment to ensure the correct data collection procedures and reporting processes are in place on SIMS. Other areas of responsibility include:


Data input and management:


Liaise with the Leaders responsible for the timetable, Heads of Year and Heads of Subject Areas to create class lists for the coming academic year;

Input data accurately and efficiently into Assessment Management systems, and transferring all school data from Microsoft Excel;

Write, design and produce simple snapshot reports illustrating general trends in school data.

MIS updating:


Input data where necessary into all of the MIS modules;

Adding Students and teachers onto the MIS system /set up new user accounts and logins

Staff and Parent Support:


Production of class lists, medical, dietary and attendance reports and ensure they are updated on a regular basis.

Impart Training;


Deliver training to identify teaching and administrative staff within selected packages and with a particular focus on SIMS;

Deliver training on Assessment data and how to record it.

Expected Qualifications:


You will hold a Bachelor's Degree, in a subject related to the role, from a reputable university.

Expected Experience:


2-3 years of work experience in a similar role.

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:


Good understanding of how the school works with experience in administration of data management systems.



About Your Benefits

A very attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, medical cover, tuition fee concessions, annual leave and end of service benefits.

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.



About the School

GEMS FirstPoint School (FPS) opened in 2014, it is positioned in the heart of The Villa community in Dubai. It is a Premium British Curriculum School, providing an excellent standard of education for over 1500 students from FS1 to Year 13 students, with exciting plans to expand further in the coming years.


The school has grown rapidly and continues to be popular with families from across Dubai with over 90 nationalities represented. FPS is housed in state of the art buildings with separate sports and performing arts centre, swimming pools, theatre, sports hall, dance, drama and music rooms. Our main building contains specialist facilities, such as, a robotics and electronics lab, food technology kitchen, textiles and design suite, science labs and much more. The school prides itself on being inclusive and values-driven, creating a learning environment that promotes innovation and a love of learning.


The curriculum offers a full, broad and balanced range of learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, with a particular emphasis on digital technology which is taught to all year groups. As part of the vibrant, local community, our students have the opportunity to study Arabic, Islamic Studies, Moral Education and UAE Social Studies, while working towards globally recognised i/GCSEs, BTECs and A-Levels in a broad selection of subjects.

About Application Process

If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Passport-size photograph

Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.