KEMRI Data Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Program description: The Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research would like to fill vacancy in the following position: data specialist 1 for the VPM1002 TB vaccine project.


Position: Data Specialists I, MR 7 (3 Positions)
Location: Nairobi/Siaya
Reporting to: Data Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in programming and data management of program data
  • Ensure timely completion of CRFs and data entry into the databases– meet data team
    allocated targets
  • Perform source data verification, validation and discrepancy management
  • Perform data cleaning and quality assurance and control
  • Ensure that data is routinely backed up, anti-virus scans are conducted, and data
    security measures are adhered to protect data and patient confidentiality
  • Troubleshoot and solve common electronic data capture system problems
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management.

    Essential Requirements:

  • Diploma in Computer Studies or Information Technology
  • KCSE minimum C- (Minus) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year working in data management preferable within a research set-up
  • Knowledge in working with web based data capture systems is essential
  • Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills.
  • Experience with handling qualitative data and software

    Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:

  • Experience in Data cleaning and validation
  • Experience in source data verification and working with web based data capture systems
    is an added advantage
  • Attention to detail and good work ethics
  • Must be able to multitask with several programs at the same time including Ms Excel, Ms Access and SQL
  • Good judgment in problem solving, awareness of own limitations, and strong internal
    motivation
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Flexible and able to work with minimal supervision

    Terms of

    Employment: A one (1) year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a Probation period for the first 3 months.

    Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education
    levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the
    KEMRI scales

    How to apply

    Applications MUST include the following:

  • Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Three letters of reference from your referees.
  • Copies of Certificates and transcripts
    A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to the following address to be received not later than not later than 22nd May 2018.

    The Director
    Kenya Medical Research Institute
    P.O. Box 54840-00200
    NAIROBI.


    Attn: Assistant Director, Human Resources
    Or send by email to [email protected]


    For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Data Specialist Jobs in Kenya

    KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED
    PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI/CGHR AND DOES NOT
    CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING
    APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF
    ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY

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