POSITIONS: IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE DATA MANAGER & IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE COORDINATOR
Full Time
May 20, 2024
Lilongwe, Malawi
May 31, 2024

Company: Partners In Hope (PIH)

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Overview

Partners In Hope (PIH) is a Malawian, Christ-centered, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 2001 on a robust commitment to support the National HIV and AIDS Response in Malawi. PIH has a Medical Centre that operates a general clinic (Dalitso); inpatient ward (Thandizo); an HIV and AIDS clinic (Moyo); and providing support to Ministry of Health, CHAM and Private health facilities in Nine districts.

PIH under the Client Oriented Response for HIV Epidemic Control (CORE) mechanism and Respond Project: Precise and responsive testing and linkage interventions is seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals under Science department to be deployed in Lilongwe:

 

1.IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE DATA MANAGER (1 POSITION) – LILONGWE

 

Job Overview
The Data Manager will play a crucial role in overseeing all data-related activities within the Implementation Science Department at PIH. The Department is responsible for implementing scientific activities across various projects, including USAID grants and non-USAID research collaborations with esteemed funders such as NIH, BMGF, CHAI, and others. We are searching for an exceptional Data Manager who possesses a deep passion for developing and implementing data science solutions that have a tangible impact on patient outcomes. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to strengthening data management and analytical capacity within Malawi, contributing to advancements in healthcare research and delivery.
She/he will lead data management activities within studies conducted at PIH, working closely with the Senior Science Manager to ensure the successful execution of projects.

Responsibilities

Oversee all Data Systems for PIH’s Implementation Science Department.

  1. Oversee all data systems within the PIH Implementation Science Department to facilitate data collection, storage, cleaning and analysis.
  2. Develop and maintain data management guidelines and SOPs for the department. Priority protocols are for data management, quality control and security, and monitoring.
  3. Identify overall data-related needs for current and upcoming projects, in collaboration with larger study teams (I.e., Senior Science Manager, Principle Investigators, Coordinators).
  4. Support the development of study proposals/concepts to ensure study design and data protocols are clear, adequate, and relevant.
  5. Serve as a troubleshooter and provide guidance to study teams on data analysis and interpretation, as needed.

Implementation Science Department.

  1. Oversee hiring of data field staff, as needed.
  2. Manage data team’s time and project allocation across study activities.
  3. Oversee Data Coordinators’ and provide support on their core activities, including:
    • Develop study specific data management, quality control, security and monitoring protocols;
    • Develop e-data collection tools that are (a) user friendly and meet study needs; and (b) are tested to ensure data consistency and accuracy;
    • Rigorous implementation of data protocols;
    • Implementing appropriate data download, storage and sharing procedures;
    • Develop data quality and monitoring reports (including STATA do files);
    • Conduct preliminary analyses and complete results tables;
  4. Facilitate in-service capacity development related to data management, data analysis, and quantitative writing,

Qualifications

Required

  • Master’s in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years managing research data.
  • Experience in health research and managing data from clinical trials (including medical chart data) and implementation science studies preferred.
  • Strong skillsets in data analysis, statistical methods and data visualization

Preferred

  • Strong background in statistics with a sound proficiency in data analysis packages preferably STATA, R and/or Python.
  • Experience working in infectious diseases research preferred, preferably HIV/AIDS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), e-data collection packages (ODK or SurveyCTO).
  • Initiative and ability to develop and support data management strategies and solve problems independently
  • Experience and passion for mentoring and developing the next generation of data scientists.

 

 

2.IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE COORDINATOR (1 POSITION) – LILONGWE

Job Overview:
The Data Coordinator will play a pivotal role in providing essential data management services to support our research and programmatic activities. S/he will be responsible for a diverse range of tasks aimed at ensuring the integrity and efficiency of our data management processes. From developing data collection tools and quality assurance systems to conducting preliminary data analysis and overseeing data management teams, S/he will be instrumental in driving the success of our projects.

Responsibilities

  • Work with project staff (Pls, Investigators, Coordinators) to detail data related project needs
  • Develop detailed project specific data management, quality control, security and monitoring protocols
  • Lead development and validation of e-data collection and entry tools to ensure consistency, accuracy and adherence to defined project needs
  • Oversee translation and back-translation of study tools. This involves overseeing that all translations have been completed and meets the required standards.
  • Lead enforcement of data security and management protocols for the project
  • Conduct regular data quality checks and monitoring in accordance with project protocols.
  • Provide regular reports on data quality and monitoring to project staff
  • Ensure that all data related queries observed and/or reported during data collection are adequately documented and tracked
  • Manage data downloads and ensure that all study data is backed up following protocols
  • Conduct data cleaning in accordance with the data analysis plan
  • Conduct preliminary data analysis in accordance with the data analysis plan and study outcomes
  • Support project staff with data needs during implementation and manuscript development
  • Work with the Project Coordinator to select enumerators/data entry clerks/supervisors for projects based on the needs of the project
  • Take part in training Field Assistants, Desk Reviewers, and Data Officers as needed
  • Conduct periodic performance appraisals of data officers
  • Ensure that all project gadgets are set-up, maintained and functioning well all the time
  • Ensure that all project gadgets are set-up, maintained and functioning well all the time
  • Support site orientations, IRB applications, and dissemination of projects outcomes as required by the project staff

Qualifications

Required

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Social Science or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years managing research data.
  • Highly effective and diplomatic in collaborating/communicating with multiple partners and co-workers from varying backgrounds/expertise.
  • Readiness to work during odd hours to meet project demands.

Preferred

  • Strong background in statistics with a sound proficiency in data analysis packages preferably STATA or R.
  • Experience working in infectious diseases research preferred, preferably HIV/AIDS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), e-data collection packages, preferably ODK or SurveyCTO.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience above should submit their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), relevant copies of Certificates, National Identity Card, and three traceable referees, include the job title to corejobs@pihmalawi.com

The deadline for recelving application is Friday, 31st May, 2024 by close of business. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Partners In Hope thanks all applicants for their interest.