Data Quality and Assurance Officer Job in Kenya

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Data Quality and Assurance Officer Job in Kenya


The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization, and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

APHRC seeks to recruit a Data Quality and Assurance (DQA) Officer in the MEL Unit.

Duties / Responsibilities

The DQA Officer will be responsible for ensuring data quality by undertaking activities on data quality control, assessments and audits.

They will be accountable for a range of monitoring and evaluation processes: from validating data and leading monitoring reporting, including quarterly DQA reports and MEL routine DQA reports; using the DQA quality metrics, tools and approaches to assess the quality of data production.

S/he will be tasked with ensuring all data generated in line with the MEL Plan 2022-2026 meets set data quality standards.

Lead High-quality M& E Data Reporting

·  Develop MEL data quality assurance guidelines and plans;

·  Establish standard assurance databases that can be updated automatically to produce and reproduce the information in a timely manner;

·  Coordinate and implement the data quality checks and assessments at the Center;

·  Review documentation related to data collection practices of implementing partners;

·  Assess data collection practices against the key data quality criteria;

·  Ensure data used in analysis and reporting is complete, accurate, clean and consistent;

·  Continuously ensure that data in the MEL Platform and other integrated systems e.g. ERP meets the set-out data quality criteria;

·  Capacity build staff undertaking data collection on data quality standards.

Data Quality and Assurance

·  Prepare reports summarizing findings from the data quality assessment, including providing recommendations on how data quality can be improved;

·  Review of KPIs quality standards and data metrics against the quality standards and complete a DQA checklist;

·  Lead in strategic plan indicators review based on the results of the reports from data quality audits conducted.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

·  Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, social science or related discipline.

·  At least 4 years of relevant experience in data management and M&E.

·  Experience and demonstrable ability to work with ICT tools.

·  Strong database management and analytical skills.

·  Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively in a diverse environment.

·  Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is essential.

This position is classified under Nationally Recruited Positions (NRP), Grade V in our scales.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal

by March 15, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate.

Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.

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