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KEMRI DSS Field Manager Job in Kilifi Kenya

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Reference Number: DFM-01-11

Category: Statistics and Data Management

Salary: 90,603 – 100,453

Grade: 5.1 – 5.4

Location: Kilifi

Country: Kenya


To support and coordinate field operations by implementing the day-to-day activities of the DSS.

This includes: census enumeration, data entry, mapping, and data quality with operational line management and overview of all field workers in the Epi-DSScluster. The post holder will be mentored by an experienced Demographer and would have immediate supervision of 25 community interviewers and 5 mappers.

Reporting Lines:

The position holder reports to the DSS Demographer and also responsible to the DSS Coordinating Committee

Job Dimension:

Job holder is required to adapt and suggest improvements to procedures which may involve the interpretation of customer/patient requirements, and contribute to decisions
which impact on the work of that section.

Staff provide technical or administrative support and advice, or contribute to a research team.

Key Responsibilities:

A. Planning and data Collection:
• Plan work and provide day-to-day supervision of the mapping team and 25 fieldwork interviewers as they collect data from the field. This will include: assigning daily workloads and editing of filed work; ensuring correct document and map preparation; ensuring timeliness of departure of the field team (by 8.00am) and distribution of work to data clerks (by 12 pm the following day).
• Ensure development and maintenance of accurate and up-to-date maps of homesteads and major topographical features within the DSS area
• Update and maintain procedures, training materials and tools for collecting, entering and editing data
• Implement changes in the demographic instruments or the mode of data collection through consultation, training and briefing of field workers
• Ensure security of project documents, equipment and accessories entrusted with and ensure there is adequate supply of relevant forms and materials required

B. Quality control, monitoring and reporting:
• Maintain quality control measures to ensure the accuracy of the DSS database and maps by investigating and rectifying anomalies that arise in data collection and entry.
• Review and resolve problems associated with field staff and their work. Collate issues raised in the field stations and escalate them to the appropriate person(s) for action
• Compile a report at the end of each enumeration round which summarizes the rate of errors and workloads of each census fieldworker.
• Monitor and evaluate targets vs achievements every two weeks and organize end of census round debriefing and training
• Evaluate specific feedback from fieldworkers regarding complaints or refusal and monitoring the community response to the census through visits to the field for at least one day every fortnight.

C. Staff management and stakeholders relations:
• Manage all field workers in the Epi-DSS Cluster and undertake annual and mid-term target setting and appraisals, leave planning and monitoring, staff movement, training and
• development
• Work closely and interact with other stakeholders including: SBR, ICT and other team members in the Epi-DSS Cluster. This will also involve attending and participating in meetings, i.e. quality control, CAST and KCRs.
• Work in close collaboration with SBR team to monitor the response of the community within the DSS area and to maintain good relationships between KEMRI and the community

Skills and Competencies:
• Able to consult, plan and execute tasks
• Able to communicate effectively both vertically and horizontally within the cluster and the community including the government administration
• Excellent computing and writing skills
• Good leadership skills and ability to handle crisis, solve problems and resolve conflicts
• Ability to work under pressure, work independently and able to supervise a large team

Qualification and Experience:

• A BSc degree in sciences, demography, or social sciences at upper second class or higher with at least 3 years practical field experience, logistics, training and community relations.
• Evidence of project management skills, research training or interest and further education in epidemiology, demography and public health.
• Experience working in a DSS and use of GIS.


The successful candidate will interact with managers of transport, logistics, mapping, data and programming to ensure a smooth and accurate programme of data gathering.

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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