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Full-time Data Analyst

at KEMRI/CDC Program in Kisumu

Data Analyst at KEMRI/CDC Program in Kisumu – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

Program description:
This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the program has a vacancy in the Global Disease Detection Division within the Influenza Program.

DATA ANALYST – MR 9
Reporting To: Deputy Branch Chief, Influenza Program
Opening date: 06/05/2013
Vacancy No: K44/05/2013

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Information /Computer sciences or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in data management, or similar duties
  • Demonstrable skills in at least one statistical package for data manipulation, preferably STATA, SPSS, SAS or related software
  • Experience in cleaning data and performing quality assurance procedures Should be able to program in Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Be familiar with SQL databases

Desirable Qualities:

  • Excellent knowledge of at least one statistical analysis package (SAS, STATA, SPSS) and experience in handling relational databases
  • Experience with SQL-based programming and knowledge ASP.net or/and PHP programming
  • Ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation;
  • Ability to manage/lead a staff
  • Ability to supervise and work as a team, with good interpersonal skills
  • Experience in collating, sampling, computing, analysis and presentation of statistical data by applying statistical techniques such as logistic regression, Poisson regression, sample survey estimation procedures, nonparametric statistics, and general linear models
  • Experience in managing/ensuring data quality Experience or ability to set up wireless networks
  • Ability to design/develop computer databases, and experience working with relational databases
  • Field experience with data collection preferred
  • Ability and willingness to learn additional skills on the job
  • Microsoft Visual Studio programming
  • High qualities of public relation and able to work with little or no supervision

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Deputy Branch Chief, the data analyst will be responsible for the data management procedures of the various studies within the influenza program. S/he will be expected to work on various database/studies and therefore should be able to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Design and manage databases and data entry procedures
  • SAS/STATA programming for data manipulation/report writing
  • Perform data cleaning
  • Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling
  • Participate in the design of study questionnaires and data entry instruments
  • Develop standard operating procedures for all data management related procedures
  • Supervise field and office based data management and data entry, verify data input and correct errors
  • Train staff on data analysis and manipulation skills
  • Provide timely reports and feedback to the study investigators regarding the status of data, detected deficiencies and corrective action needed in databases
  • Learn and perfect skills in Visual CE or VB.net programming for PDAs
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the branch management

Terms of Employment:
Contract for 6 months as per KEMRI schemes of service. Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications should include the following:
Letter of Application (Indicate vacancy number) Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses Copies of Certificates Day time contact telephone number

Note: Applications must include copies of certificates, Diplomas and Transcripts. Applications without this will be disregarded.

Due no later than 17th May 2013 To: Human Resource Manager, KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu OR email to recruitment@kemricdc.org or log into our web www.jobs.cdckemri.org

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through the Project Managers and attach it before forwarding application to HR.

THE KEMRI/CDC PROGRAM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS RECRUITMENT PROCESS INCLUDING, APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER.IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH A REQUEST IMMEDIATEY TO: 0701112145
Only short listed candidates will be contacted



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