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NGO Data Manager Job in Kenya

Program Description: Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), University of Washington, (UW), and University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB).

RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment program working in 140 clinics in Kisumu, Migori and Homabay Counties, Kenya.

We have the following vacancy in the Tupange II Study:

Position: Data Manager

Reports to: Study Coordinator

Location: Kisumu

Duration: 5 Months

Vacancy No. FN-033-07-2014

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

The data manager will be required to:
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the data management process and the data being managed.
  • Collate, query and clean data coming in from the field sites including flagging out inconsistencies and/or errors arising from data obtained from the field as part of routine data checks
  • Train the data clerks on the use of CSPro for data entry
  • Receive data from the field from the various study sites, track the data received and send the forms with errors back to the respective sites for corrections.
  • Perform various data manipulations, analyses and generate reports and tables as requested.
  • Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling.
  • Provide timely reports and feedback regarding the status of data, detected deficiencies and corrective action needed in the databases
  • Participate in developing data analysis plans in consultation with the study investigators and statistician.
  • Supervise office based data editing and data entry, verify data input and correct errors · Perform additional duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Minimum one year working experience in data management and programming data entry platforms in CSPro.
  • Demonstrable skills in at least one statistical package for data manipulation, preferably STATA, SPSS, SAS, R or related software.
  • Practical experience in using GIS, GPS units and Cartography desirable.
  • Knowledge of GIS programs ArcGIS, Mapinfo etc added advantage.

Desirable Qualities
  • Working experience in data management and analysis using STATA, SAS or SPSS.
  • Ability to design/develop computer databases, and experience working with relational databases
  • Ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation.
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn additional development skills and strategies on the job and be able to apply the skills learned
  • Ability to supervise and work as a team, with good interpersonal skills
  • High qualities of public relations and able to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable)
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic certificates
  • At least two recommendation letters.
  • Please indicate preferred workstation in the application


All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 22nd July 2014

Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
P. O Box 614-40100
Kisumu

Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer.


Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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