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Data Manager Job in Mombasa Kenya

Pathfinder International is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high-quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team in the APHIAPlus Nairobi Coast project.

Basic Function:

The Data Manager will be part of the M&E team at APHIAplus and will work under the supervision of the M&E Specialist.

He/she will manage and maintain a comprehensive information resource for programs, ensure consistency and integrity of data; oversee collection and reporting of complex, related information. Interpret data, including statistical values, and provide advice and consultation regarding implications.

He/she will participate in other activities related to HMIS, research, targeted evaluation, surveillance surveys and monitoring and evaluation as well as provide assistance and training to system users.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to project and implementing partner staff on indicator definitions, routine data collection, collation and reporting according to GOK and USAID requirements
  • Implement USG Results Management guidelines at both project and implementing partner level in all data management activities
  • Provide technical guidance in designing, development and use of data capture tools to meet project requirements
  • Develop and design a functional system for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information for input into electronic databases.
  • Ensure use of standard national and project specific tools to collect, analyze and synthesize monitoring data.
  • Develop/enhance information systems to capture, transmit, store, retrieve, manipulate and display information with accompanying Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Develop a functional MIS system including applications for data quality checks, report generation, trend analysis, retrieval of data and other functions.
  • Offer technical support in management of project data base to meet data requirements for APHIAplus and other stake holders.
  • Make recommendations for information systems improvement; assist in testing and implementation of modifications and improvements.
  • Assist in the compilation of quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to USAID and ad hoc program data and also reports;
  • Conduct routine data quality assessments on program data and provide ongoing support to implementing partners to do the same
  • Build the capacity of project and partner staff on data management and Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Directly supervise assigned staff including data clerks.
  • Keep abreast of latest trends in data management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience in setting up and managing data bases
  • Experience in capacity building of partners in data management
  • Experience in data analysis and presenting statistical reports
  • Keen to maintain data security and data quality systems
  • Working knowledge of USAID/PEPFAR/GOK data requirements
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with implementing partners
  • Demonstrated experience with Health Management Information Systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings.
Minimum Requirements
  • MS/MS with 3-5 years relevant experience or BA/BS/Degree in biostatistics or a related field with 5-7 years progressive work experience
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and Ms Access.
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter detailing current and expected salary and daytime telephone contacts to 

Closing date for applications is 17th February, 2012. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Candidates who meet the above qualifications and are available to start immediately are encouraged to apply.

Pathfinder International is an equal opportunity employer

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