Ethiopian Public Health Institute Data Manager Jobs

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Data Manager


Job Id: 226041

Category: Health Care

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: 33500 Birr

Job Description

Terms of employment : Contract

Project duration: Four years

Duration of contract : one year with possible extension

Place: Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa

Reporting to: National Data Management Center for health (NDMC)


The National Data Management Center for health (NDMC) at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is a responsible center to centrally archive health and health related data, process and manage health research, apply robust data analytic technics, synthesis evidence and to ensure evidence utilization for decision making by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and other relevant stakeholders at local, sub-national and national and international levels.

NDMC has collaborative partnership with Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington and has established a Burden of Disease (BoD) Unit.

The BoD Unit is responsible for data mapping, collecting, reviewing and archiving available health and health related data in the country and for producing national and subnational burden of disease estimates collaboratively with Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study centered at IHME for population and demography, mortality and risk factors for a range of communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal newborn and child health, nutrition and for injuries.

The unit creates platforms for translating BoD evidence for decision and policy at national and subnational levels. The NDMC is looking for high caliber staff for this collaborative project.

Roles and responsibilities

a. Discover efficient ways to organize, store and analyze research data on health with attention to security and confidentiality

b. Demonstrate advanced data management skills, strong understanding of databases and data analysis procedures

c. Develop and implement Data Management Plan (DMP) and procedures

d. Ensure timely data flows and data security to and from NDMC as well as within NDMC

e. Use different statistical software such as CSPro, EPI-Info, Stata, SPSS, R etc.

f. Develop data entry platforms, data dictionary using the above software

g. Understand existing data sharing policy and practices

h. Establishes data quality standards work with research data reporting directorates within EPHI and outside of EPHI to ensure that data standards are met

i. Prepare datasets for analysis and respond to data sharing requests as per the centers policy

j. Develop data tracking mechanisms from different data sources

k. Demonstrate advanced statistical knowledge and skills to analyze heterogeneous epidemiologic data, surveillance data, clinical data, evaluation data, nutrition data, biomedical data and others

l. Enforce institutional and national data sharing policies for effective data management

m. Develop and maintains a public access or limited access data research portal

a. Present and re-present NDMC activities at national and international fora

b. Coordinate and facilitate data mapping, digitizing, and centralizing existing and new data sources in the country

c. Mentorship and supervision of data encoders/data clerks and data reviewers

d. Provide training to data encoders/ data clerks

e. Supervise different data sources in the country.

Job Requirements

  • MSC degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Demography

  • 8+ years proven experiences on health and health related data management and analysis

  • Health Sciences/biostatistics background

    Desired skills and experiences

  • Experiences in managing big health and research data

  • Analytical skills, technical and computer skills, attention to details, decision making, problem solving, time management and organization skill, communication skill, ability to learn new things, ability to meet deadlines

  • Professional, enthusiastic, hardworking and “can do” attitude

  • Capable of independently managing time and the tasks associated with a fast-paced research agenda and strong organizational objectives.

  • Demonstrate inter personal communication skills

    How to Apply

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    Interested applicants can register in send their CVs soft copy of your entire credentials document at the address given below within 10 working days from the first appearance of the announcement.

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute

    Ethiopian Public Health Institute Data Manager

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