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KEMRI Data Manager Job in Kilifi

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Reference Number: DM-01-11

Category: Statistics and Data Management

Salary: 57.932 to 93,775

Grade: 4.1 to 4.15

Location: Kilifi

Country: Kenya


To provide data management support for ongoing projects related to demography and field epidemiology.

Reporting Lines: DSS Field Manager/Cluster Data Manager

Job Dimensions:

The post holder in addition to working with the Cluster team, the position holder will be expected to interact and work closely with Programmers in the ICT section, other data managers in the cluster and other internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
• Obtain user needs and prepare/update systems requirements
• Developing systems, QCs and tools for collecting, entering, editing, cleaning, storing, validation, archiving and retrieving of data
• Liaising closely with the programmers to create/update databases, and to test and implement the various case report forms as per requirements.
• Assisting with development of screening logs and case report forms.
• Carrying out data review, validation including discrepancy checking, and cleaning and report generation of all records generated from the database.
• Conducting recurrent information queries and baseline statistical analyses and report results generated by the field data
• Implementing and enforcing regular data security activities such as storage, backups, archiving and user administration and resolving queries that arise
• Training and managing data entry staff and monitor their performance.
• Resolving queries that arise in data entry, storage and management
• Documenting the system and data management procedures and processes in a manual and updating regularly
• Testing quality and consistency and liaising with the statistician to supply data for a variety of different analyses
• Any other duties as assigned from time to time

Qualification and Experience:
• A Degree in Data/Information Management, System Analysis or equivalent.
• Demonstrated competence in health information management and statistical analysis with at least three years experience in a similar position in a research or health institution.

Skills and Competence:
• Excellent skills in systems analysis, data management, database design and structures
• Excellent computing skills, including statistical packages (STATA) and MS-Office
• Ability to handle large databases and troubleshoot issues involving complex data integration
• Attention to fine details and excellent analytical skills
• Good organisational and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and to achieve results through teams

How to apply

Visit KEMRI career site here to apply

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 4th February 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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