Thursday, 24 July 2014

District Data Coordinator at Management and Development for Health in Tanzania

Job Title: District Data Coordinator (3)

Employer: Management and Development for Health, (MDH)

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th July 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop, modify, and maintain database entry and cleaning programs in the respective district

• Develop data input controls, range and logic checks, and other data management processes based on input from other team members

• Work with the data team in the respective district, to ensure the accuracy of data entry, and collaborate with study-specific data supervisors to resolve data entry issues

• Design, modify, generate, and maintain database reports using SAS and Microsoft Access in collaboration with other District Data Coordinators.

• Train data team members to develop and implement ad hoc queries; and provide them with technical assistance in running data cleaning programs, to resolve discrepancies in data entry

• Perform SAS programming to process and clean data, create variables and format libraries, develop queries in SAS for data cleaning, and prepare analysis datasets; analyze and tabulate data; and create graphic representations of statistical information

• to develop standard operating procedures for QA/QC, evaluation of data entry accuracy, and work performance of the data team staff members

• Develop relevant knowledge and skills on new trends in DBMS; and inform program development management

• Any other duty as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Required Qualifications

• Advanced Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or other educational qualifications

• Experience with MS Access and Visual Basic or Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

• A minimum of two years of data management and/or programming experience desirable

• Fluency in English and Kiswahili required, including excellent written and communication skills and the ability to convey technical information to a variety of audiences

• Ability to work both independently and as part of interdisciplinary research teams essential

• Highly organized and detail-oriented

How to Apply:

Interested candidates for the above positions should submit an application letter indicating the position applied for, a copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three referees.

Applications should be submitted by Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 to:

The Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box 79810
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or by hand at our Mikocheni Office.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted