May 19, 2017

Nigeria: DATA MANAGER- SOKOTO

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 25 May 2017

Vacancy Announcement

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations.

International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) and Protection programs, and also building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care. Currently IMC Nigeria has 7 field offices with more than 200 staff with a possibility of further growth.

International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Data Manager to be based in its Sokoto Office

DATA MANAGER -SOKOTO (1)

JOB SUMMARY

International Medical Corps (IMC), in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) and Epicentre (France), will be supporting a research study, “Reducing the frequency of follow up and task sharing in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.” The aim of the research study is to test a new model of care, using a monthly schedule of follow-up with caregiver support for at-home surveillance in the treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM). The research study will be conducted in Sokoto state (Wamako and Binji LGAs) beginning in June 2017.

The Data Manager would manage data entry for the study, supervising a team of data entry operators.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop the necessary data entry templates for electronic data entry

  • Develop statistical programs to routinely verify accuracy and completeness of double-entered data, preparing list of queries to be verified by data entry operators and study staff for finalization

  • Provide daily supervision of data entry team to ensure progress and quality of data entry

  • Maintain daily tracking of individual records double-entered, compared, and verified and provide weekly and monthly progress reports to Field Investigator

  • Execute daily and weekly back-up of all data entry

  • Monitor transfer of individual records from study sites for data entry, in coordination with Field Investigator and study staff, to ensure secure reception and storage of individual records

  • Supervise secure archival of all individual records and consent forms

  • Maintain an organized workspace to ensure all equipment and supplies are clean, secure and used effectively

  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At lease a Degree in Computer Science , Database Management or Statistics

  • Over three (3) years’ experience as Data Manager preferably in CMAM programs

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa

  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as EpiData, Access (querying a database with SQL), or Stata (primary statistical analysis)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive

  • Ability to respect confidentiality of data collected and dignity of participants or beneficiaries is essential

  • Extremely flexible, motivated with ability to cope with stressful situations

  • Experience in research is a plus


How to apply:

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps via the email:

imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Deadline for submission is May 25, 2017