Data Manager Job in Nigeria

 KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable TB control strategies in a national and international context.  We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Data Manager

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Full Time
Reporting Line: Survey Consultant

Purpose of the Job

  • The Data Manager will work with the Drug Resistant Survey (DRS) Coordinator to lead all data management activities.
  • Ensure implementation of the DRS data systems including data documentation, validation, reporting and monitor progress towards planned data management activities and critical milestones as well as providing support and guidance to field staff to ensure data is accurate and high-quality.

Key Performance Deliverables

  • Coordinate and lead all data management activities with support from the survey secretariat, in line with the DRS data system framework.
  • Support full implementation and integration of the DRS data system and standards across all implementing clusters and sites.
  • Lead, support or participate in all capacity-building initiatives and workshops on data management.
  • Ensure accurate and comprehensive utilization of survey instrumentation and methodologies for documentation and reporting of data across all survey sites.
  • Conduct daily data validation exercise and ensure the reported DRS data are of the highest possible quality.
  • Work with the Survey Coordinator and team to identify process improvement opportunities, propose system modifications, and implement data quality improvement strategies.
  • Performing data analysis to assess the quality and completeness of reported/transmitted data, including implementing process to maintain data systems integrity.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting/transmission of survey data, resolving and fixing data errors and related data issues in line with the DRS data system’s SOP.
  • Work with the Survey Coordinator to monitor survey implementation and budget in line with the overall DRS plan.
  • Work with site-level staff and coordinators to identify process improvement opportunities, propose system modifications, and devise data governance strategies.
  • Generate learning from data management activities, document lessons learnt/case studies and share learning to promote and disseminate best practices.
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned.

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Statistics or other relevant fields
  • At least 5 years of experience in public health data management. Experience working in the fields of TB/HIV and MDR TB in Nigeria will be considered.
  • Knowledge of database systems like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MS SQL.
  • Experience managing related databases such as surveys, rapid assessments, situational analysis and other research types.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and good listener
  • Exhibits high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritize work, and handle pressure.

What do we offer?

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention of extending the contract depending on funding and performance.
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated.
  • A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues.
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience.
  • KNCV Nigeria has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the recruitment process.
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • KNCV Nigeria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.