Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) Data Manager
Due Date: 2015-06-23
The African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center seeks to fill the position ofHealth and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) Data Manager.
Contribute to study design and analysis plan in proposal development;
Compute sample size and power calculations for research studies;
Develop pre-analysis and analysis plans;
Data cleaning and analysis including doing all required consistency checks for the project assigned;
Develop data cleaning guidelines for project(s);
Document data sets according to the Center’s guidelines on data documentation, archiving and sharing;
Extract data and prepare analytical files;
Develop template syntax files for research staff to use in creating various data sets;
Produce event monitoring indicators on regular basis (monthly, quarterly, annually) and feedback to the field team indicators that would help to improve data quality;
Perform exploratory and advanced statistical analysis of data;
Assist in training other staff members on data analysis;
Conduct literature reviews, and participate in scientific writing;
Participate in the development, review and translation of research tools;
Participate in pre-testing of data capture and entry platforms; and
Participate in training of field interviewers.
Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Public Health or equivalent;
5 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research institution;
Good knowledge of and significant experience working in a Health and Demographic Surveillance System;
Excellent writing and presentation skills;
Good knowledge of longitudinal data analysis (e.g. Event History Analysis); and
Knowledge of Stata package is desirable.
Interested candidates are invited to send via email no later than June 23, 2015, their letter of application and CV with contact details of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru