IRC – Data Management Assistant – Kakuma

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Data Management Assistant-Kakuma
Sector: Monitoring & Evaluation/Data Collection
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose/Objective

The position will be based in the field site and will work closely with the field teams to improve program quality through improved data management systems and processes.

Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, the Data Management Assistant shall be responsible for collection, summarizing, compiling and dissemination, storing and timely reporting of all forms of data generated from the activities of the Health programs with a key focus on generation and submission of timely qualitative and quantitative reports.

Key Responsibilities

Collate, clean and analyze data on Flu, Acute Febrile Illness, and diarrhea surveillance data.
Apply appropriate statistical analysis tools and methods for routine and ad-hoc analysis of cross-sectional as well longitudinal data.
Generate regular reports used by health program staffs for Monitoring & Evaluation purposes
Work with the M&E and program staff to develop and provide the required data collection tools and computer based data management & reporting system
Continuous and frequent close monitoring / supervision of all levels of data collection from entry, filling, compiling, summarizing and giving feedback to M&E Manager and Clinical Services Manager
Synchronize mobile phone data capture with desktop application and servers
Regularly update data after cleaning.
Participate actively in the enforcement of Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC) and Quality Improvement (QI) measures for health program interventions
Any other duty that may be assigned by the M&E Manager.

Required Qualifications:

Degree/ Higher Diploma in Health Records/Information Management, Computer Science, Statistics, IT, Health Sciences or other related field.

Required Experience & Competencies:

Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation technologies, techniques, approaches and methodologies in health programs.
Interest and/or experience in clinical or public health research/program
Computer literacy with possible advanced Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint and Ms Access Relational database is required.
Excellent Knowledge of EPI INFO, is required
Ability to plan and organize workflow is essential
Proficiency in data handling and management
Good analytical, planning, teamwork, leadership and inter – personal skills.
Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills.
Ability to work under minimal supervision in difficult environmental conditions
Must be flexible and culturally sensitive
Self-motivated to get work completed under tight deadlines will be a key attribute

Please apply on or before 4th July, 2017

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.


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