Data Specialist Job at KEMRI / CDC

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
KEMRI / CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration
Vacancy No: K42/04/2013
Program description: This program is a 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 Data Specialist position in the Global Disease Detection Program (GDD) to work for the International Emerging and Infections program (IEIP).
Position: Data Specialist
1 Position
Location: Nairobi
Reports to: Data Manager.
Essential Requirements: Diploma in Information Technology, IMIS, Database Management, Health Records or related field One year’s experience in data Management
Desirable Qualities
  • Proficiency in SQL database management and visual application tools. 
  • Experience with performing data capture and performing data checks especially with scannable software. 
  • Excellent knowledge of database programs such as MS Access, Excel and Epi-info. 
  • Must be able to type 25 wpm. 
  • Experience in the use of electronic data capture tools including Smartphones, PDAs etc 
  • Ability to trouble shoot Smart-phones, PDA data collection software. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of Research medical records and observe good clinical practice (GCP) 
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili both written and oral.
Specific Responsibilities
The incumbent will work as a member of the Data Management Team, reporting to the Data Manager with the following responsibilities:
  1. Ensure an efficient Data collection, collation, verification scanning within the IEIP program in Kibera.
  2. Ensuring a smooth work relationship between data department and other IEIP-Nairobi departments including the Field team.
  3. Preliminary data cleaning and validations before uploading on a server.
  4. Performing data entry whenever necessary as advised by supervisor.
  5. Documentation including both physical and electronic filing.
  6. Assure data quality is maintained throughout.
  7. Ensure by-weekly upload of data from the field to the office servers.
  8. Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor
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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