Data Job in Kenya – KEMRI

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Data Manager

Location:   Kisumu /Siaya
Duration:   One ( 1 )   renewable

Reporting to :   Principal Investigator s


Job description

The successful candidate   will be   responsible for the   overall   data management procedures for the clinical  trial including data   capture ,   monitoring the   quality   and integrity   of data   and preparing summary   reports .


He/she   will work with the   Trial   Coordinator ,   the   Principal   I nvestigators , and the data management team  at NIH   to   de sign   and implement   a robust data management system   and ensure data management is  performed in accordance with the trial protocol, procedures, guidelines and professional standards of  practice. S/He will ensure that all data is complete, accurate and timely and must be in compliance with  the applicable   gui delines and regulations.   T he holder of this position shall be expected to   operate from
the KEMRI CGHR field station in Kisian   and the   KEMRI CGHR Clinical Research Centre in Siaya.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support, in collaboration with  the   NIH   data support team, the development of the clinical trial  database specifications, eCRF s , user requirements, edit rules/checks, query logic and data  validation rules within the DF Discover system

  • D evelop and maintain data management plans, and standard operati ng procedures for conducting  data management activities for the trial including backup systems for power and internet
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of data submitted from the study sites and assure timely entry  and review of the database, query resolution an d appropriate reporting and follow up for all  safety events by site personnel
  •   Create   and   maintain   data   management   files,   data   dictionaries,   and   other   required  documentation in compliance with the national and international standards, regulations, and  guideli nes on data protection, governance, and sharing
  •   Design   and implement procedures for a utomation of data outputs   and regular statistical  reports   and   configure   dashboard s for data visualization   and other products for the information dissemination
  • Provide training and mentoring to research staff and study teams on data management  processes   and   mentor data clerks and interns
  • Maintain   study electronic devices such as   laptops,   tablets   and other equipment   used for data  collection, ensuring data is   secure   and forms are updated as needed
  •   Extract   data   and p erform regular reviews   to identify issues, generate queries,   communicate  and track their resolution   working with the program staff and supervisors   for   corre ctive  action/query resolution   in a timely manner
  •   Work with the Trial data management support team to ensure the EDC system can  lock/unlock and freeze/unfreeze for statistical review, interim review and/or final database  checks
  • Ensure   good in ternet connecti vity   for data entry at the trial sites   and troubleshoot as needed
  • Work with the study team to ensure that data reporting needs are scheduled and   addressed
  •   Manage and supervise the daily data collection at the field sites
  • Participate in planning   meetings and scheduled conference calls with the study team and study  partners
  • Perform additional duties as may be assigned by their supervisor


Qualifications :


  • BSc  in   Computer Science,   Biostatistics , Applied   Statistics,   or   any   other related   field .
  • master’s   degree will be an added advantage.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills ,   attention to detail and a focus on quality and innovation
  • Ability to prioritize work, exercise initiative and work with minimal direction
  • Ability to manage multiple studies of medium complexity or size concurrently
  •   Adaptability to changes in work duties, responsibilities, and requirements
  • E xcellent   communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, including research  scientists


Terms of Employment:  

One ( 1 )   year renewable contract as per the KEMRI scheme of service and a  probation   period for the   first 3 months.
Remuneration:   Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education levels, relevant  experienc e, and demonstrated   competency.   The   salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus
supplemental amounts.


How To Apply

All the applications are to be done through   KEMRI Website   http://www.kemri.go.ke/e recruitment   – E-Recruitment  Portal   on or before   1 9 th   Ma y   2022   latest 5.00 p.m.
Please visit the KEMRI website   http://www.kemri.go.ke
  for more details on the advertisement.

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