Action Against Hunger Data Analyst Job in Kenya

Action Against Hunger is implementing an operations research project to field-test a simplified, mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) classification device (“Click-MUAC”) for use by mothers and caregivers in the screening their children for acute malnutrition at community level.

The purpose of developing this Click-MUAC device is to increase treatment coverage of acute malnutrition through mother/caregiver-led MUAC screening of children.

This approach will ensure early detection of acutely malnourished children and hence early treatment reducing complications and costs. The click MUAC device will also improve diagnosis of acute malnutrition hence reduce misdiagnosis of acute malnutrition at community level.

The Click-MUAC Project is funded by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, implemented by ACF-USA and supported by Brixton Health and the University of Tampere.

The ethical approval for the research protocol was obtained from the AMREF Ethical Scientific and Research Committee (ESRC). Approval for the research project was also sought and granted by national and county MOH.

ACF-USA is currently looking for a suitable candidate on a short-term basis to undertake data entry and management for the Click-MUAC research project data in target Health facilities within ISIOLO COUNTY.

The data Analyst will report to the research assistant

Roles and responsibilities
The data analyst will be in charge of the overall management of the Click MUAC study data
  • Enhance team work and effectiveness in the survey team for quality data collection by providing guidance and leadership to the enumerators
  • Enter data from the source documents accurately into computer following to pre-designed formats.
  • Keep track of received data and source documents.
  • Keep record of work completed.
  • Prepare and sort source documents, and identify data to be entered while also notifying the research assistant of any incomplete data collection.
  • Contribute to overall data management and reporting
  • Any other duties assigned by the research assistant.

    Qualifications and skills required:
  • A degree in Statistics, nutrition or public health field with vast experience in data management
  • Experience in use of the data entry soft wares to include EPI Data, Ms Excel
  • Experience in conducting data entry for nutrition surveys.
  • Team player and good inter-personal relationships.
  • Ability to work for long hours and on weekends.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate high levels of honesty and integrity.

    What ACF will offer:
    Remuneration package:
    Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits that include:
    o Career development opportunities with ACF
    o Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents
    o Individual training and capacity building budget
    o Opportunity to work in a nice and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team

    How to Apply:
    Interested candidates should send their applications including a cover letter to by close of business 30th September 2016 , copies of certificates and other supporting documents will be requested on qualification of the candidate.

    Application open to Kenyan nationals only

    Canvassing will lead to disqualification. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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