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Data Manager Job in Kenya


The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW), University of Nairobi and CDC Kenya will be conducting a PMTCT evaluation study project at multiple healthcare facilities across Kenya.

The KEMRI/UW/UON/CDC PMTCT Evaluation Project, therefore, seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the following position:

Data Manager (DM)

The Data Manager will assist the Study co-coordinator and the Investigators to supervise and manage all data entry and field staff as related to data collection and management issues. 

S/he will perform data quality checks and resolve any issues that arise, communicate with the laboratory staff as related to lab data, field staff and clinicians in order to resolve errors. 

The data manager will also perform analyses that highlight relationships or be able to interpret such analysis to investigators, attend and participate in regularly scheduled management meetings/discussions and implement actions points as necessary and relevant to the management of data. 

The DM will be required to have the ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation. Most importantly, the DM will work very closely with Study Coordinator and Principal Investigators. 
Responsibilities
  • Primary responsibility will be the data management for the project
  • Maintain overall database system for the study project
  • Conduct predetermined daily/weekly data quality checks and come up with ways of solving issues arising from this
  • Assist in developing a data quality protocol to be used for quality checks and assurance for the database.
  • Advise the investigators on issues that affect data management.
  • Keep data log book of data entry queries and inconsistencies
  • Coordinate the data-checking process and produce reports on the data quality
  • Present weekly and monthly reports of data analysis
  • Assist in reviewing training needs of field staff and play an active role in the training and development of the staff.
  • Analyze/summarize and interpret data in preparation for the generation of statistical and analytical reports.
  • Participate in the development of data management SOPs and data analysis plan.
  • Prepare weekly summary tables of numbers of participants screened, and number enrolled
  • Back-up all central data daily and ensure data safety at all times
  • Coordinate the movement of data sheets and data files between the clinics and the office
  • If problem arise, work with the Study Coordinator to develop a solution.
Qualification:
  • A degree in statistics/Biostatistics, epidemiology or Computer Science.
Relevant Experience:
  • Experience in database design, data collection and collation, archiving, analysis and reporting.
  • Extensive data management and analytical experience
  • Experience in research will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience
Relevant Skills:
  • Strong leadership & supervision skills
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in data analysis, interpretation and manipulation of data; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, R,
The candidate should be willing to take initiative and improve data management systems based on well thought out and tested trials and have the ability to work under pressure

Terms of Employment:
Six months initial contract with possibility of extension for 2 to 3 months as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration:
Compensation will be within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. 

The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales.

If you meet the above requirements, please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dGRoalFJbG1CNmNzSFV6SmVNb083RkE6MQ 

and then send an application with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com to reach us by Thursday 13th September, 2012 at 5.00 p.m.
Note: only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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