Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Software Developer/Data Manager.

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Vacancy: CGHR/206/08/21
Position: Software Developer/Data Manager KMR 6 (1 position)
Location: Kisumu

Duration: One (1) year with a possibility of extension

Reporting to: Principal Investigator

Project Description:

The Malaria Vaccine Implementation Program Evaluation (MVIPE) in Kenya is a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC). The vaccine is be implemented by the Kenya Ministry of Health through the National Vaccines and Immunizations Program (NVIP) in moderate to high malaria transmission settings in eight counties in Western Kenya: Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Siaya, and Vihiga.
The primary objective of this evaluation is to estimate the effect of the routine delivery of RTS,S/AS01 on allcause mortality in children under 5 years of age. The project has a vacancy for a software developer/data manager for the Malaria Vaccine Pilot Evaluation study.

Summary Of Job Description
The successful candidate will work with the Trial Manager and the Principal Investigators in designing a robust data management system and work with other data managers in designing and implementing data collection systems and overseeing data collection and staff training. The holder of this position shall be expected to operate from the KEMRICGHR field station in Kisian with occasional visits to the field.

Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

BSc in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Applied Statistics or any other related field

Familiarity with modern database systems and information technologies including USSDs, Cloud computing and cloud server management

Excellent working knowledge of statistical packages/ programs

An analytical mindset with excellent communication and problemsolving skills

Ability to translate complex problems clearly and in nontechnical terms, ability and willingness to learn additional skills on the job

Skills And 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.

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, including research scientists
Duties And Responsibilities

Gather requirements, design build, and implement study databases and data collection tools

Devise and implement efficient procedures for automation of data outputs and dashboards for data visualization

Overseeing (in conjunction with technical experts) the use and operation data capture and storage platforms and ensure compliance with the national and international standards

Assist with the training, management, and supervision of the daily data collection at the field sites

Maintain tablets and other equipment used for data collection, ensuring data is downloaded daily and forms are updated as needed

Perform regular data reviews and identify problems with the data quality and integrity, communicate the issues and work with program staff and supervisors for timely corrective action/query resolution

Create/Script automated anomaly/error detection systems and constantly track performance.

Create and manage data dictionaries, as well as version control of study forms

Generate routine statistical reports and custom dashboards as needed for information dissemination

Work with the study team to ensure that data reporting needs are scheduled and addressed

Evaluate study data for protocol compliance

Participate in planning meetings and scheduled conference calls with the study team and study
partners.
Terms Of Employment: One (1) year renewable contract as per 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 experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus supplemental amounts.

How To Apply

1. Letter of application (Include vacancy no.)

2. All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements

3. Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees

4. Must include copies of academic and professional certificates

5. Must include a copy of Certificate of good conduct

6. Must have KRA Certificate of Tax compliance

7. Must have Clearance Certificate from HELB g) Must have credit reference Bureau Certificate

Applications should be sent by e-mail to: http://cghr@kemri.org.
no later than September 20, 2021.

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KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY.

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