Saturday, 30 September 2017

Job Opportunity at National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR

Junior Data manager

Background Information:
The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is the largest public health research
institution in Tanzania. It was established by the Parliamentary Act No. 23 of 1979 as a parastatal organization under the Ministry of Health. The establishment of NIMR was in recognition by the government of the need to generate scientific information required in the development of better methods and techniques of enhancing disease management, prevention and control in the country.

Our Mission:
To conduct, coordinate, regulate and promote scientifically and ethically sound, high quality health research and deliver evidence-based information that is responsive to the needs of human wellbeing.

The Sauti Program is providing Biomedical, Structural and Behavioral Change Interventions in 11 regions of Tanzania to reduce new HIV infections support Planned Parenthood and reduce prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases.
 The program focuses on sub-populations central to the reduction of HIV transmission such as Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men Having Sex with Men (MSM), and vulnerable populations including partners of female sex-workers and Vulnerable Adolescent Girls and Young Women (VAGYW). As part of the large Sauti research portfolio, the CARE study is integrated into the Sauti services. The study aims to evaluate the effect of cash transfer on the reduction of HSV-2 incidence among vAGYW aged 15-23 years.

The National Institute for Medical Research – Mwanza Medical Research Center as partner of the Sauti Program will oversee the implementation of CARE Study. The NIMR led Research Portfolio of the Sauti program have the following vacant positions:

Title: Junior Data manager – CARE study (1 Position)
Position reports to: SAUTI senior Data manager
Position supervises: Research Assistants
Location: NIMR Mwanza
Duration: 1 Year

· Assist in programming of ACASI data collection tool on tablets for data collection.
· Prepare unique laboratory identification numbers for use on specimen tracking.
· Receive the completed data collection forms, ACASI data or audiotapes from the coordinator.
· Take part in designing of all data collection instruments by reviewing the documents for logical error, aiding in formatting and laying out the documents, preparing the documents for printing with serial numbers and documenting them in DDI.
· Take part developing the data entry and processing system.
· Update the research coordinator on the quality of data collection.
· Take part in developing, managing and reporting on the flow of varied survey tools and samples. This will include accounting for forms that have been printed, distributed to the field and received from the field.
· Take part in linking data to the Program by preparing invitation slips that will uniquely Identify participant across the studies.
· Supports data analysis
· Maintain regular communications with research and field coordinator including participating in teleconferences.
· Ensure that all forms/data collected in the field are identified by unique study ID number
· Ensure that a system is in place for ID numbers (whether machine readable or human readable) and that all these IDs are either assigned or printed on all data collection forms and laboratory vials for specimen collection
· Update on weekly basis the NIMR Mwanza Data manager on the data entry quality and completion for specific data collection form.
· Backup the database weekly and once entered, the data collection forms are stored (archived) in the appropriate section of the locked cabinets as per paper storage SOP.
· Generate data queries that may inform data quality improvement.
· Perform any other relevant duties assigned by Senior Data manager or the Lead investigator on behalf of NIMR Mwanza Director

Qualifications / Experience:
· Graduate in computer science/statistics or programming or mathematics
· Experience in the following fields are an asset:
· 1-2 years in data management/programming
· Evidence of ability to work co-operatively with others to meet tight deadlines.

Duty station:
The successful candidate will work at NIMR Mwanza center and should be ready to take-up the job soonest.

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates with respect to NIMR Scheme of service.

General conditions:
· Application letters should be written in English.
· Applications should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts
· Applicants must attach their relevant certified copies of academic certificates.
· Application letter should be attached with Curriculum vitae
· Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
· Closing date for application 6th October 2017

Email:  OR 

The Director
NIMR Mwanza Center
Box 1462