• Data Management Advisor at John Snow Inc (JSI)

  • Posted on: 22 December, 2011 Deadline: 29 December, 2011
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  • John Snow Inc is a US based international public health consulting firm  that manages four projects or contracts in Nigeria through its integarted office in Abuja. JSI is looking to employ a qualified individual for the following position:

    Database Management Advisor

    Under the supervision of the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, the Data Management Advisor (DMA) will be responsible for the design and development of specific databases for collecting, tracking and reporting of program and research data.

    Key Responsibilities
    The DMA will be responsible for the following:

    1. Review and update data management protocols to reflect changes in program information systems
    2. Ensure compliance to data management protocols
    3. Provide technical guidance and support in the use of databases.
    4. Ensure regular and timely entry of data into appropriate databases
    5. Supervise and carry out data quality checks.
    6. Coordinate the provision of feedback of identified data quality issues to relevant department/program leads and follow up to ensure that corrective actions are taken.
    7. Participate in data extraction and migration activities from databases and data analysis.
    8. Develop and participate in capacity building activities in the area of database development and management
    9. Ensure security of all databases in coordination with IT team
    10. participate in the preparation of monthly/quarterly/semi-annual and annual program reports
    11. Participate in troubleshooting program monitoring indicator quality issues and implement resolution strategies
    12. Participate in periodic monitoring and supportive visits (MSV) to SDPs
    13. Work with short-term technical assistance (STTA) providers to provide required technical assistance for activities and facilitate transfer of skills to appropriate local staff.
    14. Participate in the development/review and implementation of all assessment/survey protocols.
    15. Perform other duties assigned to the Director, Monitoring and evaluation

    Skills and Qualification
    Applicant for this position should be Nigerian nationals or residents who possess the following minimum skills and qualifications:
    - Bachelors Degree in a science/quantitative discipline or related field with 3 - 5 years relevant work experience.
    - Proficiency in the use of data analysis software packages (SPSS, EPI INFO, SAS, STATA)
    - Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Packages, especially Access and Excel, and SQL
    - Qualifications and experience in database design and administration are strongly desired.
    - Experience in data management and analysis of data for public health programs is desired.
    - Ability and willingness to travel in the field.

    Application Procedure
    This is a full time position based in Abuja. JSI offers excellent benefits, salary will be commensurate with experience and salary history.
    Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume within 1 week of this advertisement by email to dmadvisor@ng.jsi.com.
    Ensure you write the position applied for in the subject line of your email, otherwise you will be disqualified. Multiple applications will also be disqualified.
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