Data Specialist job at Kenyan Medical Research Institute

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  • Full Time
  • NAIROBI

Website Kenyan Medical Research Institute

Reports to: Data manager

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Job Description
Reporting to the Data Analyst, the Data Specialist will be responsible for the data management procedures of the various sites within Shigella Surveillance Study components. S/he will be expected to work on various databases and therefore should be able to prioritize tasks to meet set deadlines.

Qualifications
• Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics or Statistics from a recognized training institution
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in working with data management preferable within a rigorous research setup
• At least 2 years’ experience working with Open Data Kit(ODK),RED cap and other web-based and tablet-based data capture systems
• Excellent Microsoft Office skills
• Experience working with online database management systems and statistical analysis

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Skills and abilities
• Data cleaning and validation
• Data quality control
• Attention to details and good work ethic
• Good judgment in problem solving, awareness of own limitations and strong internal motivation
• Ability to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines
• Flexible and able to work well with minimum supervision
• Ability to compile study data progress reports
• Familiarity with and in possession of a valid certificate of Good clinical Practices

Specific duties and responsibilities
The data Specialist will be required to;
• Conduct 100% source data verification, validation and discrepancy management
• Perform data cleaning and quality assurance and control
• Ensure all missing data are captured in compliance to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards and within strict study timelines
• Ensure that data is routinely backed up, anti-virus scans are conducted and security measures are adhered to in order to protect data
• Troubleshoot and solve common electronic data capture system problems
• Ensure timely and accurate data entry and validation
• Ensure timely response to data requests
• Provide field support to the study teams, as needed
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the PI

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Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one-year contract with a probation period for the first 3months and salary is as per the stated grade.

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How to apply

Applications should include the following:
• Letter of Application indicating vacancy number
• Current Resume or CV with names and contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
• Copies of Certificates and transcripts.

If you are interested and meet the outlined criteria, please apply to Deputy Director, CGHR, PO Box 1578-40100, Kisumu not later than December 26, 2021. Submit your application including documents via Email address cghr@kemri.org
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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