Sunday, 21 February 2016

IT/Data Managers at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) is the principal international non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and to strengthening health systems against TB, globally and locally. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that stimulates effective, efficient and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in national and international contexts. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals; this includes doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: IT/Data Manager

Duration: 7 Months (100% FTE) - Total Duration TBD

Job Responsibilities
  • The IT/Data manager will be responsible for verifying the accuracy of public and private data source sampling frames, and
  • developing a sound method of digitizing paper-based records.
  • He/she' will develop data cleaning SOPs, train and supervise data entry staff, perform multiple probabilistic and deterministic matches to compare official surveillance data with facility-based data, with the ultimate aim of quantifying the extent of under- and over-reporting of TB notifications at the facility, LGA and sector level. Willingness to work with TB staff and spend 25% of time in the field for data collection is a must.
  • At least an M.Sc in Statistics, Information Technology, Informatics, Computer Science or Mathematics to oversee Data Collection and Data Management for a TB Inventory study.
  • Successful applicant should have a thorough understanding of statistics, sampling and survey methodology.
  • Applicants need to have demonstrated experience in merging and appending of data bases: ideally to include probabilistic (fuzzy) and deterministic matching for database de-duplication, Demonstrated experience in data management software such as MS ACCESS, Epi Data, Link Plus, etc. is a must, as well as a solid understanding of TB surveillance and quarterly reporting.
  • Knowledge, of management of missing data is important and knowledge of GIS software is desirable. Proficiency in English and another Nigerian language is necessary.
Application Closing Date
29th February, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their letter of interest with CV's to: stating the position you are applying for as the subject of the mail.