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Mar 19, 2021

Data Manager

  • IRD SA
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa
Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description

REPORTS TO: M&E Advisor
Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC) is a South African Section 21 not-for-profit entity and an affiliate of Interactive Research and Development Global (IRD Global), and has fully operational offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria (Gauteng) and in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal).

JOB SUMMARY:

To provide improve the data collection, verification, processing, validation, reporting, use and storing of data and information related to drug susceptible, drug-resistant TB and TB & HIV co-infection programmes. The primary objective is 1) to provide technical guidance and implementation of TB/HIV health information systems 2) Support training and technical engagements, aimed at utilization of the database for programme monitoring and ensuring quality data. 3) Analyse and disseminate programme performance results and share lessons learned, including best practices to inform strategic decisions. 4) Provide technical input into M&E tools and database design, analysis, visualisation, and interpretation of data.

KEY PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure implementation of relevant data management policy, plan, and standard operating procedure (SOP) and monitoring thereof
Provide training, capacity building and mentoring on the use of DS/DR-TB database
Conduct data quality assessments and data quality improvement strategies
Assist province/districts to develop and implement data quality improvement plans
Analyse and disseminate DS/DR-TB programme performance results
Contribute to enhancing DS/DR-TB database to improve data quality and programme performance
Participate in Provincial/District Implementation Team meetings and improve synergy between programme and health information team
Supervise and support the data team (data capturers, data officers & M&E officers) through training, guidance, review, and feedback on assigned deliverables
Compile monthly/quarterly/annual data management progress reports
TASKS & FUNCTIONS UNDER KEY PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Ensure implementation of relevant data management policy, plan, and standard operating procedure (SOP) and monitoring thereof

Support implementation of DHMIS policy, DHMIS SOPs and the Integrated TB/HIV data management SOP and projects policy/SOPs
Develop Data Management Plans that will deliver accurate, timely, consistent, and quality data.
Ensuring the proper functioning of data collection software and applications
Assess and develop required data management templates
2. Provide training, capacity building and mentoring on the use of DS/DR-TB database and data management

Review and update training and resource materials
Conduct provincial and district trainings on DS/DR-TB database new developments
Contribute to enhancing DS/DR-TB database to improve data quality and programme performance
Provide mentorship to provincial and district stakeholders on utilization of the DS/DR-TB database for programme monitoring and ensuring quality data
3. Conduct data quality assessments and data quality improvement strategies

Participate in provincial and district data audits and data quality assessment
Assist province/districts to develop and implement data quality improvement plans
Support province/districts to ensure data from DS/DR-TB database is the same as webDHIS
4. Analyse and disseminate DS/DR-TB programme performance results

Compile monthly/quarterly/annual data management progress reports
Share lessons learned, including best practices to inform strategic decisions
Contribute to site, district, and province specific recommendations
Capacitate provincial and district managers on data analysis and data use
Support DS/DR-TB monthly and cohort reporting to ensure timeous reporting
Perform other tasks as necessary
Qualifications
Essential:

Postgraduate qualification in public health, sociology, monitoring and evaluation or equivalent degree
Masters in any of the above-mentioned fields of study or equivalent would be an added advantage
5 years Health Data Management experience
2-5 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Tuberculosis or Health related -programmes
Driver’s license and own motor vehicle.
Willingness and availability to travel and, on occasion, to work long and/or irregular hours
Skills and Attributes

Numerical and analytical skills.
Communication and interpersonal skills
Management and leadership traits
Able to work independently and as a team
Interpersonal and organizational abilities
Critical thinking and attention to details
Must be self-motivated, goal-oriented, and display excellent stakeholder engagement
Competent and practical knowledge in statistical software package such as- Stata, Epi-info and Rstudio
Report writing and presentation skills
Must be able to accomplish assignments/tasks with little or no supervision
Interested candidates are welcome to apply, please provide two (2) current, relevant employment references. Submit a brief CV and supporting documents, indicating the job title in your cover letter and subject line on email to Lee-Anne Ogle: Human Resources Dept. @ fax +27 (0) 865722820 or e-mail jobs.sa@ird.global

Closing date for applications: Friday, 26th March 2021

Salary range CTC: Market Related. Bio-data will also be taken into consideration.

Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly regard your application as unsuccessful

IRD SA is an equal opportunity employer

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