UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training Data Manager Jobs in Kenya

UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training Data Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • 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-Kenya (CDC-Kenya) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and its partners for conducting HIV and STI surveillance and survey activities, as well as program monitoring and evaluation.

  • We are recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs for Research & Training (Global Programs) to serve as Data Manager.

  • This position requires July to September commitment, with the potential for extension at the end of the period, subject to funding availability.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Medical Epidemiologist the Data Manager will work with the Global Programs team to:

    • Participate in planning, designing and implementation of surveillance and M&E projects.

    • Participate in the design of survey and program databases.

    • Participate and/or lead preparation of data analysis plans.

    • Lead and report on monitoring of ongoing data collection and storage of data for GP activities

    • Lead the cleaning and preparation of datasets from surveys and program data

    • Collaborate on the analysis of data for assigned projects.

    • Work closely with statisticians in supporting data-related activities for all programs

    • Provide support in the development of training materials for data management, and utilization of statistical and or data management software.

    • Participate in provision of training to MOH and its partners in data management, data analysis, utilization of software and interpretation of analysis.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A Master’s degree in statistics/bio-statistics, computer science/IT studies, or related field with five years of relevant working
    experience is required, or a bachelor’s degree with eight years of progressive professional experience.

    • Minimum of five years of experience working in public health, epidemiology, M&E, or related field is required.

    • Minimum of three years continuous working experience with survey and surveillance data.

    • Proficiency in at least one software package (e.g. SAS/STATA/R) for data management and analysis.

    • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

    • Fluency in English is required.

    Other Desired Skills

  • In-depth, comprehensive, and evolving knowledge of statistical and mathematical analysis techniques integrated with computer applications.

  • Management of large survey and/or research studies data sets.

  • Ability to prioritize, work tight under deadlines, work with minimal supervision and multitask.

  • Ability to effectively communicate data management related matters to colleagues and external stakeholders.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged 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:

  • Cover letter

  • Current CV with names and telephone numbers for three referees

  • Salary history

  • Applications must be sent by email to

  • HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject, Data Manager by Friday, May 29, 2020.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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