Data Clerk Job at KEMRI / CDC

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
KEMRI / CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration
Vacancy No: K41/04/2013
Program description: This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases. 
The Program wishes to fill one position for Data Clerk in the Global Disease Detection Program (GDD) to work for the International Emerging and Infections program (IEIP).
Position: Data Clerk (MR 4) 
1 Position
Reporting to: Data Analyst
Location: Nairobi
Minimum Requirements: Education: High School Certificate KCSE Minimum C- Or its Equivalent Certificates in computer Operation packages (Ms Word, Ms.Excel, Ms.Power point Access) One year’s experience in data using Microsoft Access, Excel, Office, and PowerPoint
Desirable Qualities:
  • Understanding of importance of quality and timely data.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of medical records and observe good clinical practice.
  • Good typing and data entry speed.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team.
Position Summary: The incumbent will work as a member of the Data Management Team and will be responsible for retrieval, organizing, entering and cleaning of data into computer systems and filling data for the Influenza program in Nairobi.
Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Ensuring timely and accurate data entry into the databases.
  2. Cleaning and ensuring completeness of electronic and hard copy data.
  3. Support with data scanning and verification.
  4. Assist in setting up and management of the databases.
  5. Assist in the compilation and ad hoc analysis of data.
  6. Ensue all data (soft and hard copy) is documented and filed appropriately.
  7. Maintaining data security and confidentiality.
  8. Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Terms of Employment: Contract for 1 year renewable as per KEMRI schemes of service. Probation period for the first 3 months. Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.
Applications are due no later than: 9th May 2013 to: 
Human Resource Manager, 
KEMRI/CDC Program, 
P.O. Box 1578, 
Or email to [email protected] 
or log into our web
Applications MUST include the following: Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER) Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses Copies of Certificates
Note: Applications must include copies of certificates/Transcripts. Applications without this will be disregarded.
Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through the project Managers and attach it before forwarding application to HR.
The KEMRI/CDC Program is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including, application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such a request immediately to: 0701112145
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