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Merlin Health Information Systems Officer Job in Kenya

Merlin is the only UK specialist Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) which responds worldwide, with vital healthcare and medical relief for vulnerable people affected by natural disasters, conflict and healthcare collapse.

Merlin Kenya Programme is currently seeking to recruit highly skilled professional with significant working experience to fill the above vacant positions based in Kisii. The suitable candidate will be on a National grade D1 and will be paid a gross salary of between Ksh. 35.178/= dependant on relevant experience. The contract will be for 12 months with possibility of extension based on donor funding.

He/She will have overall responsibility of collection, collation, compilation, analysis, maintaining and dissemination of data on malaria and other project related roles, to
  • Ensure collection, analysis and entry of data, making necessary visual presentation.
  • Participate in assessments of malaria related knowledge, attitudes and practices in the targeted communities

  • Ensure that the database in Merlin M&E department and MoH are functional and in use
  • Assist the MoH staff in collecting, collating and disseminating malaria and other relevant data and conducting of surveys, evaluation and research
  • Ensure MoH data tools (registers, forms etc) are correctly utilized, kept and updated within Merlin project areas including health facilities and communities
  • Assist the Project Officer-M&E with the preparation and presentation of data for internal and donor reports in a timely manner
  • Ensure availability of relevant data collection tools within the Merlin supported health facilities.
  • Foster ownership of data collection tools and related data by health facilities.
  • Assist PO-M&E in identifying training needs on data for records officers and other MOH personnel on data collection, entry, analysis and report writing.
  • Conduct on-job training for health workers and other health records staff
  • Give regular updates on malaria trends in the project sites
  • Ensure that data is segregated by age and sex
Minimum qualifications and requirements
  • At least a diploma in health records or any other related field
  • At least three years previous experience working in a similar position
  • Excellent communication, computer, people, organization and facilitation skills
  • Experience in data collection ,entry, management, reporting analytical and research skills
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports
Interested candidates should send their letter of application and detailed CV to the address below by 9th of September 2010.

Due to the urgency of these positions,
 applications will be considered as they come and the vacancies may be filled before the stated deadline.

Merlin, Kenya Programme
PO Box 3350-00200, Nairobi
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