Job Opportunuty at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Data Quality Technical Lead

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The University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Job Opportunity
Data Quality Technical Lead

Location: Dar es Salaam

Application deadline: April 29, 2022

Start date: June 1, 2022


The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Tanzania (COC-Tanzania) to provide strategic information, with a focus on improving data quality, and health information systems (HIS) technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)and their implementing partners (IPs).

UCSF is recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs to serve as Data Quality Technical Lead. This is a full-time 4-month position with the possibility of extension for 12 months subject to continued funding. The position is expected to start on June 1, 2022 and will be based in Dar es Salaam.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Technical Director, the Data Quality Technical Lead will be responsible for coordinating and guiding UCSF-Global Programs data quality-related work. This position will supervise a small in-country team and collaborate with CDC to continuously improve the quality of routine data across all HIV service delivery programs.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage all UCSF-Global Programs data quality activities and ensure deliverables and timelines are clearly delineated and met.
  • Manage a small team of data quality analysts who implement and support data quality improvement activities and collaborate with other in-country UCSF-Global Programs staff on aspects of data quality work that are cross-cutting, including data visualization and data use.
  • Oversee and provide technical guidance on data quality analyses and the implementation of data quality activities such as data quality audits.
  • Develop new and improved strategies for analyzing routine HIV and AIDS data for data quality challenges, and new and improved strategies for documenting and tracking data quality issues.
  • Oversee the roll-out of a standardized data quality toolkit to all CDC implementing partners and coordinate technical support to IPs to implement data quality activities.
  • Support CDC to introduce new implementing partners to all routine data quality activities and conduct IP close-out data quality assessments.
  • Support implementing partners in the implementation of routine data quality activities and remediation of data quality challenges.
  • Liaise with CDC-Tanzania, implementing partners, and MOH on data quality activities.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to MOH on data quality activities, including updating national strategies, policies, and SOPs, as well as the roll-out of these documents, as required.

Experience, skills, and minimum required qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in public health, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology or related fields is required. A Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or Public Health is a strong advantage.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive professional experience in public health working in data- focused positions including experience with data use and data quality improvement activities.
  • Experience implementing data quality improvement activities at the facility level required.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of data quality concepts and of routine HIV and AIDS health data. Knowledge of both PEPFAR and MOH reporting tools, systems (including DATIM, CTC2, DHIS2, Monthly Portal), and HIV and AIDS indicators required.
  • Previous experience managing HIV and AIDS projects in the PEPFAR setting strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrable data analysis skills including intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, communication, and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrable experience working with a variety of organizations and stakeholders, including experience collaborating with MOH.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively in a multi-cultural, internationally based team setting.
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili are required.

Other desired skills/qualities:

  • Ability to prioritize, work under deadlines, work with minimal supervision, and multi-task.
  • Ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Working knowledge of statistical software (STATA, SAS or SPSS) preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel in-country to support project activities (20% or less).

To Apply:

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

All applications must include the following:

  • A current CV with names and telephone numbers for at least 2 referees, one of which is from your current employer.
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • Applications and supporting documents should be sent via e-mail to info.tanzania@ucglobalprograms.org and must be received by April 29, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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