Sunday, 15 October 2017

Data Manager

PATH – HSDSA Project
Job Vacancy: Data Manager

Tracking Code:
8461
 
Job Location: Kisumu, Kenya
 
Company Location: Kenya, Kisumu
 
Position Type: Full-Time / Regular

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. 

We accelerate innovation across five platforms - vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations - that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. 
By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. 
Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

HIV Service Delivery Support Activity (HSDSA) Cluster 1 is a USAID funded project covering Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori, Kisii and Nyamira counties. 
The purpose of this project is to provide key clinical support to the Government of Kenya national HIV response with the overall goal of increasing access and coverage for HIV prevention, care and treatment services towards achieving the “90-90-90” targets.

PATH is seeking to recruit a Data Manager for HSDSA project who will provide leadership in routine data management operations including supporting timely data collection and entry, data quality at all data points, processing, cleaning, analysis and managing the project databases. 
Further, provide support to research data collection and analysis efforts by the project including special initiatives, outlined surveys, studies and evaluations. 
Participate in preparing for and playing a key role in monthly data review meetings; reporting in DATIM, writing donor reports and participating in dissemination forums. 
S/he will be based in the Kisumu office.
   
Specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure timely data collection, entry, review and collation of project data – both from health facilities and the community.
  • Perform data cleaning and verify the authenticity and accuracy of the data before reporting to the donor.
  • Work closely with M&E and MIS teams to develop and/or review data management systems including data security, analysis plan, dissemination aids and templates.
  • Provide technical assistance to build the capacity of M&E staff in database design, development and implementation; data management, analysis, and reporting.
  • Develop and implement a mentorship program for health care workers and other data handlers on use of MOH and other reporting tools.
  • Under the guidance of technical team leads, conduct in-depth and robust data analysis and presentation using appropriate software including Tableau and SPSS.
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan for project staff in data management including analysis, use and dissemination.
  • Contribute to development of in-depth analysis of HSDSA (Cluster 1) project data for publications, advocacy, proposal writing and presentation to various audiences as need arises.
  • Participate in project led special initiatives, surveys and studies and providing technical assistance in data management and report writing.
  • Assist in writing/editing guidelines/SOPs for data entry, management and analysis.
  • Provide technical guidance in strategies for improving the quality of data from health facilities and the community, and overall data dissemination and utilization at project level.
  • Participate in data review meetings at various levels, including project level.
  • In liaison with USG strategic information mechanisms, lead in project data analytics and visualization efforts to enhance data use at project and county and sub county levels.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the performance leader.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, information systems or related field, and minimum of 5 years relevant experience with international development programs in HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health, Child health, Nutrition and Family planning.Master's degree in  any related field will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of SPSS and EPI Info and/or other statistical analysis package (SAS, STATA, R).
  • Excellent understanding of database design and development, database programming (in Access, SQL).
  • Experience and skills in DHIS2 framework, EMR and National HMIS system, including knowledge of MOH data collection tools is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of data visualization and business information software such as Tableau and Power BI will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of and interpretation of key indicators in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, family planning, maternal/child health and nutrition is essential.
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills.
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work and deliver under intense pressure.
Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Deadline: Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5.00 p.m

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