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Temporary Data Management Officer

Date Posted: Mar 23, 2020

Job Description

Baobab Health Trust (BHT) is a leader in the development of Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMRs) and other digital innovations targeting the health sector and beyond. In association with the Ministry of Health and Population, we have developed various modules of EMRs currently being used in most public hospitals across the country. We prioritise investing in local staff to uncover better ways of developing robust tailor-made software innovations that address specific healthcare information management needs that hamper acceleration of access to quality health care especially in lowly resourced environments like Malawi.

Position Title: Temporary Data Management Officer

Position Summary

The Data Management Officer will support all BHT projects to ensure systems outputs are able to satisfy the clients needs. The officer will be expected to produce periodic reports on systems performance and timely communicate the outcomes to the project teams for the next course of action.

Number of Positons: 1

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research and properly evaluate sources of information to determine possible limitations in reliability or usability.
  • Prepare detailed reports for management and other departments by analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Train team members on how to properly organize findings and read data collected.
  • Create, maintain and actively monitor a repository for all data sets from various systems Prepare and submit all M&E reports on time Contribute towards the development and implementation of Baobab’s M&E framework and tools and undertake M&E tasks as assigned by the Line Manager, and maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Keep senior technical management informed by preparing reports on system performance and problems.
  • Secures database by developing policies, procedures and controls.
  • Communicate results within appropriate times (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually) through presentations and scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Establish and maintain an up to date data set within BHT for all data sets and ensuring that these are safely kept.
  • Define standard statistical analyses of observational data to inform the quality of the data using statistical tools, most preferably.
  • Develop data management scripts in SQL for querying databases, support and supervision of data digitization.

Education and Experience
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in complex data management at a senior position.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of English and at least one local language Interest in applied research in the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics and public health Good knowledge of relational databases and relevant programming languages (such as: MySQL, SQL)
  • Experience in managing and cleaning databases,
  • Experience in statistical analysis and programming techniques preferably in R, SPSS or Stata.
  • Experience using OpenMRS would be an advantage.
  • Experience with integration work and/or providing data-focused systems integration solutions
  • Experience and knowledge working with big data, database design principles and denormalization.
  • Strong analytical skills are essential.
  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Excellent multitasking skills and task management strategies.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases and software.
  • Self-starter and ability to work with very minimal supervision.

CONTRACT TYPE: Contractual

How to apply

If you meet the requirements for the job opportunities above, deliver your application letter (clearly indicating the title of the position being applied for on the cover of the envelope, or in the e-mail address subject line), up-to-date CV with 3 traceable referees, 2 of whom should be your most recent employers, at our Lilongwe Office, Area 3 / 13, Baron Avenue, near Bishop Mackenzie International School or to the following addresses:

The Human Resources Manager

Baobab Health Trust

P. O. Box 31797


Or email to:

Email: hr@bht-mw.org 

CLOSING DATE: 27 March 2020

Baobab Health Trust is an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, or disability.

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