The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center seeks to fill the position of Database Programmer.
The successful candidate will have strong analytical and excellent communication skills. He/she must be self-motivated, flexible with due attention to details and a team player.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Analyze, design, develop and deploy software applications used for capturing and evaluating research data.
• Maintain and improve existing software applications.
• Design and develop relational databases for new research projects.
• Design and develop electronic data collection tools.
• Enforce and monitor both relational and temporal consistency checks in the database.
• Write views to retrieve data for analysis as well as convert data to formats required by researchers.
• Design and update programs to generate various reports from the database.
• Train Data Entry Clerks and address programming issues encountered during data entry.
• Coordinate and monitor quality control during data capturing, including double data entry activities.
• Produce regular data entry performance indicators.
• Perform basic data cleaning in the database following data entry.
• Support Data Entry Clerks supervisors in managing the data entry process.
• A B.Sc. degree in Computer Science or in a data or information management related discipline.
• Experience in developing and maintaining applications using OOP principles in a .Net language (Visual Basic or Visual C#).
• Experience in designing and developing large relational databases preferably using Microsoft SQL server.
• Knowledge of data synchronization technologies.
• Skills in manipulating data: writing complex SQL scripts to extract, transform and load data in SQL server.
• Knowledge of EPI-INFO or any other data management application.
• Good communication and supervisory skills.
• Knowledge of concepts in temporal databases.
• Report writing skills.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected remuneration and providing contact details of three referees to the address below by May 20, 2014. Online applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, indicate “Database Programmer” on the subject line of the email application or on the envelope. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Human Resources Officer
African Population & Health Research Center
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road
P. O. Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi