Mobile WACh NEO Data Manager Job in Kenya 2019
Career Kenya: Mobile WACh NEO Data Manager Job in Kenya 2019
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya



Mobile Solutions for Neonatal Health and Maternal Support (Mobile WACh NEO), an mHealth trial studying the effect of mobile phone interactive SMS dialogue on neonatal health, essential newborn care, care seeking, and maternal mental health is seeking a Data Manager.

Objective of this Position: To conduct study duties for an RCT study of mothers and infants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a database of information on neonatal health, family planning and maternal health and modification of data collecting instruments.
  • Monitoring input of data to ensure accuracy, consistency, quality and integrity of data.
  • Routine data cleaning, analysis using STATA or R and data backup both internally and online.
  • Design and execution of individual and collaborative statistical analyses.
  • Maintain study data collection devices (tablets), including but not limited to preparing applications for use in data collection, monitoring security and access restrictions, and coordinating repair or replacement of devices as needed.
  • Instruct and train study staff in use of data collection instruments, devices and applications and respond to any questions or concerns regarding the electronic database and/or devices.
  • Assist Seattle-based data team with database development and testing of data collection forms.
  • Assist team with any issues related to the electronic database or devices, including but not limited to resolving Internet connectivity issues, ensuring the application uses the most up-to-date data collection forms, and updating device software or applications as needed.
  • Ensure research staff send data to the study database server as specified in the study’s standard operating procedures.
  • Obtain and/or manage research data obtained from external sources, such as MCH and Maternity registers or health records not affiliated with the research study.
  • Prepare and generate weekly data reports for data quality and outcomes monitoring; send reports and communicate findings to study leadership team.
  • Respond to questions and concerns from the study leadership team regarding data quality and data security and maintain proper communication between study site, study coordinator and Study Primary Investigator (PI).
  • Ensure strict compliance with ethical requirements for the conduct of research, privacy and confidentiality of study participants and their data.
  • Attend regular meetings with the study PI and/or Study coordinator to discuss study progress and activities.
  • Provide support for non-research activities at the facility.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health/Epidemiology/Statistics/Health Information Systems or a related field. Advanced degree in either field will be an added advantage.
  • Interest in maternal, child and neonatal health with experience working with maternal and child health data.
  • At least two years’ experience in data management on a research study
  • Experience with developing and implementing data management systems and protocols at RMNCH departments.
  • Experience in computer programming and/or health information systems desired.
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative and qualitative health data.
  • Excellent use and experience with smart phone or tablet technology for data collection, such as with REDCap or Open Data Kit applications.
  • Held a previous position in Maternal and Child Health
  • Excellent communication skills: Must be able to communicate timely and regularly with PI and study coordinator via email and Skype both the local and international based ones.
  • Strong analytical, written, organizational and verbal communication skills
  • Language skills: fluency in English, Kiswahili, and Luo
  • Team player with ability to work closely with other study staff at the site
  • Flexibility in the job location and start period.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, coordinate, and accomplish both data management and research tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with hardworking, conscientious minimal supervision and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Respectful, punctual, with attention to detail and good work ethic.
  • Have an up to date certificate in human subjects training and good clinical practice.

Applications must include the following:

  • Completed online application form (CLICK HERE to access)
  • Complete CV with 2 referees indicating their telephone contacts and email contacts
  • Relevant certificates and testimonials

If qualified for the above post, please send your CV to the email: by 15th January 2020

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