Project Coordinator/ Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Summary

The DMAC Project Coordinator/Specialist will oversee executing the coordination of UZIMA DMAC’s day-to-day activities including engagement with data stakeholders within the UZIMA-DS project. He/she will also contribute to implementation of data analyses and AI/ML model development for the UZIMA Hub’s research projects, including contributing to report/manuscript writing. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the DMAC lead to achieve the set objectives of the UZIMA­ DS project.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Management and coordination of the UZIMA DMAC’s day-to-day administrative and logistical activities including organizing both internal and external meetings.

Coordinating all data activities with and provide support for the UZIMA-DS research projects, cores, the Chief Data Innovation Office and Dissemination and Sustainability Core data needs.

Supporting the development and refinement of the UZIMA-DS research projects’ data management and analyses plans.

Contributing to the application of relevant Data Science tools for the analyses  of UZIMA-D research projects as outlined in the data analyses plans

Supporting the development, refinement  and  curation  of  data  governance  documents  and processes to ensure seamless amalgamation of multimodal datasets for analysis and for sharing with the pilot projects and external partners.


Engaging and maintaining good relations with relevant UZIMA-DS project data  stakeholders, including with the DSI-Africa Coordinating Centre through attendance of relevant meetings to represent the study and update on progress.

Monitoring the DMAC activities to optimize the quality of the project outputs, and adherence to the time schedule, budget, and resource management.

Developing and production of communication tools and materials dissemination and generating ongoing DMAC reports and documentation of progress, including  summary of findings  and development of visuals to communicate findings to research project investigators and other key stakeholders.

Managing research study data documentation related to protocols, training manuals, SOPs and other related materials throughout the project.

Ensuring compliance to all data policies and guidelines in respect to the University and funding agency and participate in the preparation of DMAC reports and UZIMA-DS research scientific manuscripts as well the academic activates in the department.

Requirements

BSc in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, or other fields with a strong a quantitative focus.

Minimum 2-year experience as a project coordinator in health research settings

Additional training/qualifications in the field of Data Sciences & Data Management

Training in project management is added advantage

Reasonable knowledge and experience in data science methodologies and their applications

Experience working in a consortium consisting of researchers and collaborators

Applications should be submitted latest by June 4, 2024

How To Apply

Detailed applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates should be addressed to The Manager, Human Resources, Aga Khan University, hr.universityke@aku.edu  Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis.

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