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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

USAID AMPATH Partnership Jobs in Kenya: Data Manager 2011

The Academic Model Providing Access To Health Care (AMPATH) is a project under the auspices of Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital whose aim is to provide sustainable efforts in HIV Prevention and Care.
Besides the MTRH site, AMPATH also runs satellite clinics at 24 outreach sites in Rift Valley, Nyanza & Western provinces.
Applications are invited from qualified candidates to wok in the following projects: – Primary Health Care (PHC) and Chronic Disease Management (COM), Orphaned and Separated Children’s Assessments Related (OSCAR) and Research Department.

Position: Data Manager – 3 Posts
Role:
Reporting to the Associate Program Manager-Research under the oversight of the Assistant Program Manager-Data, the successful candidate will among others be responsible for the following:-
  • Assist in planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling data management services in the program.
  • Assist in reviewing training needs of data personnel and play an active role in the training and development of data staff.
  • Respond to any new requests for data related to program management and reporting.
  • Assist in coming up with a data quality protocol to be used for quality checks and assurance for databases under data management.
  • Perform quality checks on the data and come up with ways of solving issues arising from this.
  • Be a team player in coming up with derived concepts from the program data.
  • Review the performance of implemented computer systems and assess the need for amendments.
  • Review the performance of data entry personnel and assistant data managers and give appropriate recommendations.
  • Be an advisor to the administration on policy issues that affect data management.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of encounter forms and databases.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a high level of data quality in the databases used in the program.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and summarize data in preparation for the generation of statistical and analytical reports.
  • Prepare required reports and communicate them appropriately.
  • Provide technical assistance in data management to other data managers in the data management team as may be required. 
Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in information technology, computer science or any other related field.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, interpretation and manipulation of data; knowledge of database construction, management and retrieval methods.
  • Good communication and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in research will be an added advantage. 
 Terms of Employment

The successful candidate will be employed on a 1-year renewable contract terms with a competitive salary and allowances.
Candidates who meet these requirements and are interested should submit their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae giving details of current remuneration to:-
Program Manager
P.O. Box 4606-30100
Eldoret
So as to reach him on or before 2nd July 2010.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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