Data Officer job at The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)

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Vacancy title:
Data Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Computer & IT ]

Jobs at:

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)

Deadline of this Job:
04 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Mwanza , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Duties and Responsibilities:
• To manage mobile phones and services;
• To manage project data collection hardware;
• To train and provide ongoing technical support to fieldwork teams regarding technical needs and difficulties;
• To verify data and quality assurance;
• To develop data collection tools on ODK or other open access software;
• To safeguard data, storage and access processes:
• To build new quantitative datasets and managing existing ones, including complex data cleaning, variable matching and data merging;
• To provide ccompliance support;
• To aassist in the smooth running of communications regarding data management and technical matters between NIMR, Oxford, and UCT teams; and
• To perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualification and Competence:
• Bachelor Degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science computer Engineering or related field;·
• Demonstrable experience developing data collection tools to administer quantitative surveys on tablets (preference will be given to experience using open access software ODK);
• Relevant experience overseeing data storage and back-up processes for multiple large studies, including server maintenance;
• Experience in writing Data Management Plans in support of large projects and application for ethical approvals from universities research ethics committees;
• Relevant experience preparing longitudinal datasets for statistical packages (either SPSS or STATA);
• Excellent IT literacy, particularly Excel;
• Relevant experience in managing hardware for large fieldwork projects to facilitate efficient and effective fieldwork;
• Demonstrable interest in and experience in improving outcomes for vulnerable families in Sub-Saharan African communities;
• Strong communication skills and experience building collaborative relationships;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines; and
• Excellent intercultural communication, presentation and writing skills in English.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Application letters should be written in English;
Applicants should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;
Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of academic certificates including form four and six certificates;
Application letters should be attached with detailed curriculum vitae; and
All applications should be addressed to:
• Centre Director,
• National Institute for Medical Research – Mwanza Centre,
• P.O. Box 1462,
• Mwanza.
• Or through email: [email protected]   / [email protected]