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KEMRI / CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration
Vacancy No: K41/04/2013
Program description: This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases. 

The Program wishes to fill one position for Data Clerk in the Global Disease Detection Program (GDD) to work for the International Emerging and Infections program (IEIP).

Position: Data Clerk (MR 4) 

1 Position
Reporting to: Data Analyst
Location: Nairobi
Minimum Requirements: Education: High School Certificate KCSE Minimum C- Or its Equivalent Certificates in computer Operation packages (Ms Word, Ms.Excel, Ms.Power point Access) One year’s experience in data using Microsoft Access, Excel, Office, and PowerPoint
Desirable Qualities:
  • Understanding of importance of quality and timely data.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of medical records and observe good clinical practice.
  • Good typing and data entry speed.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team.
Position Summary: The incumbent will work as a member of the Data Management Team and will be responsible for retrieval, organizing, entering and cleaning of data into computer systems and filling data for the Influenza program in Nairobi.
Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Ensuring timely and accurate data entry into the databases.
  2. Cleaning and ensuring completeness of electronic and hard copy data.
  3. Support with data scanning and verification.
  4. Assist in setting up and management of the databases.
  5. Assist in the compilation and ad hoc analysis of data.
  6. Ensue all data (soft and hard copy) is documented and filed appropriately.
  7. Maintaining data security and confidentiality.
  8. Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Position: Data Specialist


1 Position
Location: Nairobi
Reports to: Data Manager.
Essential Requirements: Diploma in Information Technology, IMIS, Database Management, Health Records or related field One year’s experience in data Management
Desirable Qualities
  • Proficiency in SQL database management and visual application tools. 
  • Experience with performing data capture and performing data checks especially with scannable software. 
  • Excellent knowledge of database programs such as MS Access, Excel and Epi-info. 
  • Must be able to type 25 wpm. 
  • Experience in the use of electronic data capture tools including Smartphones, PDAs etc 
  • Ability to trouble shoot Smart-phones, PDA data collection software. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of Research medical records and observe good clinical practice (GCP) 
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili both written and oral.
Specific Responsibilities
The incumbent will work as a member of the Data Management Team, reporting to the Data Manager with the following responsibilities:
  1. Ensure an efficient Data collection, collation, verification scanning within the IEIP program in Kibera.
  2. Ensuring a smooth work relationship between data department and other IEIP-Nairobi departments including the Field team.
  3. Preliminary data cleaning and validations before uploading on a server.
  4. Performing data entry whenever necessary as advised by supervisor.
  5. Documentation including both physical and electronic filing.
  6. Assure data quality is maintained throughout.
  7. Ensure by-weekly upload of data from the field to the office servers.
  8. Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Position: Computer Technologist III 

1 Position

MR 7
Location: Tabitha Clinic- Kibera
Reports to: Clinic Administrator
Essential Requirements: Diploma in Computer Science, Statistics or equivalent Proficiency in standard office tools will be required. A minimum of one year experience with Patient Electronic Health System.
Desirable Qualities: 
  • Attention to details and good work ethics 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of medical records and observe good clinical practice (GCP) 
  • Good judgment in problem solving, awareness of own limitations, and strong internal motivation essential 
  • Be able to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines. 
  • Be able to work well in a team 
  • Proficiency in excel, Access or other database applications, and internet research. 
  • Hard working, diligent and ready to work in a multidisciplinary environment 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills 
  • Experience with electronic household survey data collection in Kibera. 
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages e.g. Visual Basic or SQL will be an advantage 
  • Training on Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
Responsibilities and Specific Tasks:
The Computer Technologist will report to clinic Manager and perform the following tasks;
  1. Overseeing the registration of/verification of registration information of persons enrolled in the surveillance program.
  2. Facilitating cross working relationship between the field office, data office and the clinic to ensure accurate data and timely communication.
  3. Maintain records for all non surveillance patients as well as for those missing in the database
  4. Communicate closely with clinic team to ensure priority task are completed.
  5. Deal with routine problems or issues related to the Electronic Health system that arise in the course of data handling.
  6. Work closely with the programmer to ensure that the Electronic Health system runs smoothly.
  7. Verifying and reconciling clinic visit forms received from the clinicians to ensure completion and accuracy of demographics
  8. Perform other duties as assigned
Applications are due no later than: 9th May 2013 to: 

Human Resource Manager, 
KEMRI/CDC Program, 
P.O. Box 1578, 

Or email to 

or log into our web
Applications MUST include the following: Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses Copies of Certificates
Note: Applications must include copies of certificates/Transcripts. Applications without this will be disregarded.
Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through the project Managers and attach it before forwarding application to HR.
The KEMRI/CDC Program is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including, application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such a request immediately to: 0701112145

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