Data Manager J/G KMR 6

Date Posted: Nov. 24, 2022, 5:30 a.m.

Kenya Medical Research - KEMRI

Job Description

Vacancy: CGHR/322/10/22

Job description

The successful candidate will work with the Study Coordinator and the Principal Investigators in designing a robust data management system and work with other data managers in designing and implementing data collection systems and overseeing data collection and staff training. The incumbent shall be expected to operate from the KEMRI-CGHR field station in Kisian with occasional visits to the field.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design build, and implement study databases and data collection tools
  • Devise and implement efficient procedures for automation of data outputs and dashboards for data visualization
  • Oversee (in conjunction with technical experts) the use and operation of data capture and storage platforms and ensure compliance with the national and international standards
  • Assist with the training, management, and supervision of the daily data collection at the field sites
  • Maintain tablets and other equipment used for data collection, ensuring data is downloaded daily and forms are updated as needed
  • Perform regular data reviews and identify problems with the data quality and integrity, communicate the issues and work with program staff and supervisors for timely corrective action/query resolution
  • Create/Script automated anomaly/error detection systems and constantly track performance.
  • Create and manage data dictionaries, as well as version control of study forms

Required Qualifications:

  • BSc in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Applied Statistics or any other related field
  • Familiarity with modern database systems and information technologies including USSDs, Cloud computing and cloud server management
  • Knowledge of statistical packages/programs such as R, MySQL and STATA will be an added advantage

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and a focus on quality and innovation
  • Ability to prioritize work, exercise initiative and work with minimal direction
  • Adaptability to changes in work duties, responsibilities, and requirements
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, including research scientists 

How To Apply

Applications should include the following: 

  • Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)
  • A current CV with names of at least 2 referees
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

If you believe you meet the stated requirements please apply to 

The Deputy Director, 
1578-40100, Kisumu 

The subject in the vacancy header should be the vacancy number

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