RCTP SEARCH Coordinator Data Jobs career in Suba Kenya 2013

Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).
RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.

RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the following vacancy for Sustainable East African Research on Community Health (SEARCH).

SEARCH is a five year cluster randomized trial to test whether universal ART can improve health, educational, and economic outcomes.
We are going to be conducting a household census in 12 communities and annual multi-disease diagnostic health campaigns.
We will also be supporting ART delivery through FACES clinics.

Job Title: SEARCH Coordinator Data

FN- 023-03-013

Duty Station: Suba with frequent travel to Rongo

Duration: Annual appointment,

Job Summary:

Overall coordination of data collection activities at the census, community health campaigns, home-based tracking, and study health facilities.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of Diploma in social sciences, Public Health, Statistics or related field from a recognized university (Degree is preferred)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position for Diploma holders and at least 1 year experience for Degree holders.
  • Professional training in M&E required
  • Must be computer literate. Strong knowledge of Excel and basic statistics is required; demonstrated skill in statistical analysis, SPSS, MS Access and other databases formats strongly desired.
  • Able to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with extensive travel to rural sites in southern Nyanza Province
  • Strong English writing skills required
  • Preferred: Experience with supervising research (public health or clinical studies)
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting directly to the SEARCH study coordinator and technically to the Program M&E/Data Manager, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Routine and timely data entry of monthly reports from sites into various databases
  • Carry out Routine Data Quality Assurance (RDQA) at select sites each month
  • Train and mentor sites on Ministry of Health registers, Blue Card completion and other MOH tools
  • Train and mentor sites on the MOH731 reporting tool
  • Train and mentor staff on Census, Community Health Campaign (CHC), and Tracking data collection materials.
  • Work with staff at study health facilities and community-based data collectors to improve their data accuracy
  • Mentor staff on how to track and post their own performance based on their monthly reports
  • Collaborate with District Health Records and Information Officer (DHRIO) on site and district report development and presentations
  • Attend and participate in the quarterly systems meetings.
  • Prepare data for the assistant coordinators’ meeting.
  • Carry out program evaluations as needed
  • Prepare, write and submit monthly reports to the SEARCH Study Coordinator and Program M&E/Data Manager
  • Conduct other duties as specified by the investigators or SEARCH Study Coordinator.
Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers
Applications should be sent electronically to the email addresses below and followed with hard copies of the same to the address below: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

Human Resources Manager,
RCTP Nyanza
P.O. Box 614, Code 40100

Closing Date: 2nd April 2013

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