21 May 2018

Data Manager at FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit Human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, Economic development, civil society, Gender, Youth, research, and technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, we are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill into position for USAID Tulonge Afya Project. The project seeks to improve health status, especially of women and youth, through the promotion of positive health practices in households and communities

Data Manager - Dar es Salaam

Generally responsible for database design and management; data collection and quality assurance; technical assistance and staff development as well as reporting and analysis. Specifically will be charged with the establishment and administering the computer-based data management system to perform at the standards required for the project, and that the meat project needs and requirements. Will be developing reporting forms on project outputs, outcomes and data visualization system. Also, providing support in ensuring effective data collection, verification, analysis and reporting of project data from research and evaluation activities, including formative research, baseline research, and ongoing sentinel surveys by developing different electronic forms that can be uploaded in the system automatically

Requirements
  • MS/MA in computer science, Health informatics, biostatistics, public health, mathematics or a related field and 3-5 years relevant experience; ORBS/MA in similar field with 5-7 years relevant experience
  • At least 4 years experience in establishing and supporting database for development health project preferably behavior change focused public health projects
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following computer programming languages: SQL, Java, Javascript, C#, C++, Python, PHP
  • Expertise in use of at least one quantitative or qualitative data analysis software package (i.e R, SAS, Stata, NVivo, Atlas T.I)
  • Experience with views of database or MIS applications(i.e DHIS2, Microsoft Access, OpenMRS, Open LMIS
  • Experience with mobile data collection platforms(i.e Quatrix, Open Data Kit(ODK)) or techniques(i.e SMS, Interactive voice response(IVR), ACASI)
  • Familiarity with geospatial software(i.e ArcGIS
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume of workflow
  • Fluency in both English and Kiswahili
Qualitative Research Advisor, Dar es Salaam
  • Responsible for designing and implementing research; research dissemination; knowledge management and leadership; and capacity building. Specifically, will be charged with the role of coordinating, designing and implementing the research(especially qualitative) and learning agenda. This includes management, coordination and technical assistance in the protocol developed, development ethical oversight procedures, work planning, monitoring implementation and field activities, research data management and analysis. Will design, implement and supervise research activities for project learning, and sharing lessons learned from researchers are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of intervention and outcomes
Requirements:
  • MS/MA with 5-7 years experience in public health demography, statistics, social sciences or BS/MBA with 7-9 years in similar field.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in research, with qualitative methodology experience; monitoring and evaluating health and/or development projects
  • Training in research methodology preferably of qualitative research
  • Research experience in social behavior change and communication in health-related areas like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, MNCH and family planning prevention
  • Strong technical skills, including the ability to process and analyze data using one or more qualitative software and one or more statistical software package, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-info, Stata, MS Access
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessment, data analysis and presentation
  • Familiarity with the Tanzania research policies and procedures
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple stakeholders, IPs in both the public and NGO sectors
  • Demonstrated expertise in good coordination skills and communication to be able to liaise with partners, government officials and policymakers.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure
  • Knowledge of research ethics and/or IRB
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft office

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. For detailed information, interested candidates may either submit their application Curriculum Vitae(CV)/Resume, Photocopies of certificates and names and addresses of three referees to email tz_recruitment@fhi360.org

FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted