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Data Manager Job in Kenya - KEMRI

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting research studies at multiple sites in Kenya. 

The KEMRI/UW/UON/CDC PMTCT HEI study project 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 staff and field workers as related to data collection and management issues. 

S/he will perform data quality checks and resolve any issues that arise, communicate with the research staff as related to research data, and the investigators 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 closely with the Study Coordinator and the PIs.

  • Primary responsibility will be the data management for studies
  • Develop and Maintain overall database system both central and site
  • Set up site databases and supervise site data entry clerks
  • Conduct predetermined frequent data quality checks and come up with ways of solving issues arising from this
  • Assist in coming up with a data quality protocol to be used for quality checks and assurance for databases under data management.
  • Advise the administration on policy issues that affect data management. This includes a review of the performance existing computer systems and assessment of the need for amendments
  • Assist in the design and implementation of encounter forms and databases.
  • Keep data log book of data entry queries and inconsistencies
  • Coordinate the data-checking process and produce a  report on the data quality
  • Present weekly and monthly reports of data analysis
  • Assist in reviewing training needs of data personnel and play an active role in the training and development of data staff.
  • Analyze/summarize and interpret data in preparation for the generation of statistical and analytical reports.
  • Participate in the development of data analysis plan.
  • Prepare monthly summary tables of the data collection progress.
  • Respond to any new requests for data related to specific research and analysis activities.
  • Back-up all central data as predetermined
  • Coordinate the movement of data sheets and data files between the study sites and the office
  • If problem arise, work with the Study Coordinator to develop a solution.
Qualification and Experience:
  • A degree in statistics/Biostatistics, epidemiology, Computer Science
  • Experience in database design and implementation, data collection and collation, archiving, analysis and reporting.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in data management and analysis
Desirable Qualities:
  • Strong leadership and managerial, and supervision skills
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to take initiative and improve data management systems based on well thought out and tested trials
  • Ability to work under varying levels of pressure
  • Proficiency in data analysis, interpretation and manipulation of data; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, R,
  • Experience in a research setting will be an added advantage.
Terms of Employment: One year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 3 months.

 Compensation is negotiable 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
 CLICK HERE to fill the application form 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: to reach us by 5th February 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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