NGO Jobs in Kenya – EGPAF

Data Manager
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is the global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS and has reached more than 26 million women, with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. EGPAF is supporting activities in 19 countries and nearly 6,000 sites to implement prevention, care and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children and families worldwide.
In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County governments to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment in 12 counties. EGPAF is mainly funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Foundation seeks a Data Manager with experience in the collection, organization, analysis and reporting of quantitative data, including large data sets of patient-level data. The Data Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing data quality strategies and training staff, including MOH staff, on data quality management. The Data Manager will work with the EGPAF evaluation/research unit and support all research and evaluation activities.

Duties

·         Under the leadership of thePublic Health Evaluation (PHE) and Data Management Leads, oversee and coordinate data entry and management, including data quality control
·         Participate in the design of the study database and guiding documents (i.e. data entry tools, data dictionary, user guidance and job aids). ) Work with Principal Investigator (PI), under the guidance of the PHE Lead, to develop and implement the e data analysis plan
·         Develop and execute procedures for the abstraction and merging of data records from source databases into a study database
·         Contribute to the design of protocols, which includes the methodology, analysis, quality control and reporting sections for both quantitative and qualitative data.
·         Responsible for the writing, training, and oversight of the data management Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), job aids, guidance etc.
·         Document data management-related changes
·         Maintain manual logs of data queries generated and their resolution
·         Liaise with study coordinator to follow-up data errors, discrepancies, and missing information for ongoing data cleaning
·         Maintain a log of data collection forms flow between Data Center (DC) and the study sites
·         Maintain the integrity, security and data backup of the study database
·         Perform ongoing data quality checks
·         Responsible for data validation through reconciliation process
·         Perform preliminary quantitative analysis on research datasets.

Qualifications

·         Degree in information technology, health information management, statistics, epidemiology or any relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
·         Minimum three years’ experience as a data manager for research.
·         Experience in a health-related research and program evaluation desirable
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
·         Knowledge of database languages, such as SQL is essential
·         Knowledge of statistical packages, e.g. STATA, SPSS and basic statistical analyses preferable
·         Good understanding of data processing/management
·         Excellent database computing skills, including a high level of competency in the use of Microsoft Access (including the creation of databases, queries, forms etc.), Excel and Word
·         Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail and a focus on quality and innovation
·         The ability to prioritize work, exercise initiative and work with minimal direction
·         The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues
·         Results oriented with a demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member
·         Strong communication skills, both oral and written, are required
·         Ability to travel to the field regularly
·         Fluent in both English and Kiswahili

Public Health Evaluation Assistants
LOCATION: Homabay
Reports to: Public Health Evaluation Officer
Duration: 8 months
The PHE Assistant will be supervised by the PHE Officer. The Incumbent will work closely with the PHE Officer and the SOAR Kenya team on the PedAC Study (Pediatric Active Case Finding of HIV through Facility and Community-based Testing Models in Kenya.
He/she collects and processes research data in support of the PedAC study. He/she arranges and conducts field interviews as appropriate to the study, and records research data in accordance with specified protocol and procedures at the study sites.

Duties

·         Travel to field sites and participants’ homes if needed to collect and record data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study.
·         Work closely with health care workers at the sites and in communities to identify potential study participants, assess eligibility and recruit them.
·         Describe purpose of the research study to all participants
·         Conduct informed consent processes with potential participants according to study procedures and obtain informed written informed consent from participants.
·         Conduct interviews in accordance with the protocol, data collection procedures, and documentation standards.
·         As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).
·         Enter study data into the electronic data capture system
·         Ensure that data collected are accurate, complete, properly handled and stored in accordance with study SOPs and confidentiality stipulations.
·         Comply with protocol, ethics and human subjects regulations and adhere to good research practices.
·         Assists in monitoring study progress including updating timelines, tracking data quality, and enrolment and notifying PHE Officer and investigators of progress.
·         Provide timely reports and communicate regularly with the PHE Officer and investigators as required.

Requirements

·         Diploma in relevant field plus 3 to 5 years of experience conducting health service related research.
·         A basic degree in social science, public health or other relevant discipline and 1-3 years relevant work experience.
·         Prior experience in conducting research (e.g. data collection and recording and conducting interviews).
·         Experience collecting data using electronic gadgets.
·         Knowledge of and prior training in protection of human subjects in research and ethics regulations (evidence of research ethics certificate)
·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow study-specific procedures and guidelines reliably.
·         Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to adapt to changing situations and group dynamics.
·         Knowledge of MOH facility data collection registers an added advantage.
·         Ability to understand and apply specified field research procedures and protocols.
·         Fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo.
Physical demands:
·         The position can entail long periods of sitting, standing and/or walking.
·         There will be varied exposure to environmental elements such as sunshine, rain, cold, winds.
·         Field schedules vary from day to day and according to the preference of the potential study participants so there may be need to work on Saturdays and Sundays.
How to Apply
For the full details of the job and submission of application, please visit: http://www.pedaids.org/pages/careers
The closing date is 8th September, 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website www.pedaids.org for more information about the Foundation.

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