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30 Data Assistants in Kenya (NGO)

National AIDs and STI Control Program (NASCOP) is a Unit under the Ministry of Health that works to strengthen and support prevention of HIV, Care and Treatment services at County and Sub-County health facilities. 

This program is part of the Ministry of Health initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through the National Treasury. 

The Ministry plans to recruit several staff to support the implementation of activities at both National and County levels. 

The contract period is one year which is renewable yearly subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. 

Applications are invited for the following position: 

Strategic Information Management Unit
 
Data Management Assistants

JG ‘K’ 
30 Positions 

Location: Selected Counties 

Overall Job Summary: Working under the overall guidance of the County AIDS and STI Coordinator (CASCO). 

The Data management assistant (DMA) will assist the county health teams in data collection, analysis and report writing of HIV reports.

In addition, they will undertake surveillance activities as required by the Counties and NASCOP including generation of progress update reports. 

They will report to the County AIDS and STI Coordinator (CASCO) and work closely with the County Health Records Information Officer and the County Health Management Teams. 

Job Description:
  • DMA’s will assist the CASCOs to follow up on data uploaded into the DHIS to ensure optimal reporting and completeness of county data.
  • DMAs will assist the CASCOs to analyze county relevant data to enable county review fora.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports of all HIV/AIDS programs activities
  • Participate in surveillance activities at the County and national level
  • Follow-up County /health facilities which are having difficulties in reporting (Incomplete, irregular, untimely reports)
  • Any other duties assigned by the CASCO from time to time 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: Health related Economics, Statistics, Information Technology or any other related qualifications.
  • Experience in Data Management in the Ministry of Health and health care settings, computer skills, proficiency in statistical packages and knowledge on use of the DHIS portal will be an added advantage.
Note: Fluency in English and Kiswahili both oral and written is a requirement for the above position

How to Apply
 
All applications including a current CV, photocopy of ID, mobile number and 3 professional referees (current or previous supervisors with their telephone numbers and Email addresses) should be sent to 

The Principal secretary, 
Ministry of Health, 
P.O. Box 30016-00100 
Nairobi, 

Also send soft copies of your applications to NASCOP email address: globalfund@nascop.or.ke and for hand deliveries drop at Afya House 3rd floor room: 304.

on or before 31st January, 2015.

N/B: Please write on the envelop: Job vacancies in the Ministry of health (NASCOP)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Dr. Khadijah Kassanchoon
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health

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