Deadline: March 5, 2024
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa based international research institute engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy research. Our researchers address important issues and challenges facing Africa in areas such as education, health, population, aging, urbanization and wellbeing. We engage with policymakers in the region to disseminate our research findings and influence policy decisions to improve the quality of life in Africa.

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Unit wishes to engage Health Facility Data Abstractors to support the linkage of patient data with health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) data in five health facilities in Nairobi County in support of the Multimorbidity in Africa: Digital Innovation, Visualization, and Application (MADIVA) project. MADIVA aims to integrate population and administrative data and design analytic tools, drawing on the latest data science technology to strengthen patient records and data systems serving primary healthcare and to develop software models to identify and predict multimorbidities in African populations.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Obtain informed consent from participants visiting the health facility prior to linking patient information in the database.
  2. Obtain and check the patient files for information required for linkage with the NUHDSS database.
  3. Identify and link demographic characteristics of patients with the Nairobi Urban Health Demographic Surveillance System (NUHDSS) using Clinic Linkage software in the health facility.
  4. Update missing personal information required for linkage purposes with the NUHDSS database and document this in the patient file.
  5. Abstract and enter the patient’s health data into the Clinic Link Software.
  6. Ensure quality data is entered and participate in resolving queries as they arise.
  7. Ensure the computer is securely stored before leaving the health centre or clinic
  8. Perform other duties assigned/requested by the supervisor.

Minimum qualifications

  1. Diploma or bachelor’s degree in health records and information or related field.
  2. Have proven experience in data collection using electronic data capture tools.
  3. Fluent in English and Kiswahili (verbal and written).
  4. Excellent communication, interpersonal and report writing skills.
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

The ideal candidate should be prepared to work full-time on the project duration of the study.

Application documents should include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV with contact details of three referees

Interested candidates are invited to submit the above documents via email to by close of business 5th March 2024. Please indicate on the subject line of the email, ‘Health Facility Data Abstractor – MADIVA’. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Special Notice

APHRC and Flexi Personnel are equal opportunity employers that are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.