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The Catholic Health Commission (CHC) of the Diocese of Chikwawa is one of the main Commissions under the Social Services Directorate of the diocese, and is an arm of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi. Its main function is to enhance the provision of equitable health services in the Diocese of Chikwawa. Catholic Health Commission is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University – Jhpiego in developing innovations to enhance the capacity of health care workers, strengthening health systems and improve delivery of care towards improving the health and well-being.

The Catholic Health Commission, therefore, seeks to engage the services of a well experienced, highly motivated and suitably qualified person of Malawi origin to fill the following position tenable at Chikwawa.

Position: Data Management Coordinator

Reports to: The Site Team Leader

Location: Chikwawa

Purpose of the role

The Data Management Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring timely collection, entry, processing documentation and dissemination of all data and information relevant to Project and PMP reporting. He/ She will follow up and ensure timely collection of data, Check for completeness and reliability of data before entry into the database, ensure timely Data entry into the Database, Check for completeness of entered data against the physical data on forms/ tools and perform elementary data analysis to inform service delivery.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Compile and share data collection and entry timelines to all data collectors
  • Follow-up with data collectors on all pending data requirements
  • Support field data collection exercises whenever necessary
  • Prepare, compile and sort filled forms for data entry.
  • Check source documents/ filled forms for accuracy and completeness.
  • Obtain further information for incomplete documents and update data whenever necessary
  • Accurately enter data from source documents/ forms into Database.
  • Analyse any data entry errors and report to immediate supervisor/ responsible person for correction.
  • Check completed work/ entered data for accuracy
  • File/store entered forms in designated locations.
  • Maintain a record of activities/ tasks undertaken.
  • Respond to requests for information and access relevant files
  • Comply with data integrity and security policies e.g. confidentiality.
  • Support data quality assessment exercise
  • Perform elementary analysis to identify outliers in the database and inform responsible person for corrective action.
  • Develop and share monthly Data fact sheets for any data that may be required to inform service delivery at operational level.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Minimum of a diploma in Information Technology and any other related disciplines
  • Evidence of Additional hands on training, coaching and mentorship in data management
  • At least 6 active months of experience in the field of data management
  • Familiarity with management of information systems, and use of electronic databases;
  • Good working knowledge of major databases and analytical programs including MS access, MS excel, STATA, SPSS and Epi Data.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking;
  • Good verbal communication and writing skills;
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment
  • Fluent in oral and written English and excellent writing skills

Remuneration and Mode of Application

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to apply

If you believe you meet the above requirements, submit your application letter, up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees to the address below indicating the position applied for. Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 8th June, 2021 and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

The Director of Social Services

Diocese of Chikwawa

P.O Box 162,


Diocese of Chikwawa is an equal opportunities employer and qualified women are encouraged to apply

Skills Required

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