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Data Manager, Stronger SAFE Project

Location:  Shashemene, Oromia

Deadline: Aug 21, 2022

Job Description

·         Help us end avoidable blindness in Ethiopia

·         Leading International Development Organization in the area of eye health

·         Full time, Fixed Term Position

·         Position based in Shashemene, Ethiopia

About us

The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in over 25 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia and Middle East. The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness.

It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination.  We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone, so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.

About the role

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Stronger SAFE Project Manager, the Data Manager will be responsible for the followings:

  • The distribution, reception, storage and retrieval of electronic and paper study forms, and all aspects of local data management of the programme. This will include developing, organizing and implementing quality control and data cleaning processes for the project database, requiring close liaison with the Project Manager and Trial Statistician to ensure that the data are of high quality and are processed in a timely fashion.
  • The post holder will also work with the data clerk to agree the scheduling of data entry and verification.
  • The post holder will work with the project staff to design data collection tools, monitor the quality of collected data, and organize the data management process. This will involve responsibility for the development, testing and passing as fit for purpose of study data collection instruments. This will include version control implementation.
  • The post holder will have a good understanding of study procedures and field work is needed.
  • Close attention to detail and efficient organization will be required to monitor the cleaning process and follow all queries through to resolution or to designation as insoluble.
  • This work will include involvement in the development and adherence to Stronger SAFE standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Key responsibilities & outcomes

  • In collaboration with the Stronger SAFE team, create databases and/or update existing project databases when modifications are made in data collection.
  • Be responsible for data quality, by checking for validation, completeness and inconsistencies, raising, and resolving of queries and keeping track of any paper audit trails.
  • Monitor the error rate in form completion by field workers and liaise with the Project Manager to resolve any problems that are identified.
  • Be responsible for extracting and querying data in databases.
  • Update electronic questionnaires in ODK and the related databases and variable lists when any modifications are made to data collection processes including version control procedures.
  • Prepare basic statistical data summaries for reporting purposes.
  • Monitor the quality of data collected by the data collection team
  • Coordinate and contribute to data entry where needed and time allows.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of Stronger SAFE data management plans (DMP)
  • Advise senior colleagues on data management needs
  • Ensure all study documentation are in order and filed in the Trial Master File according to Stronger SAFE SOPs.
  • Be responsible for cleaning required meta data for all datasets generated and storing on the secure server at LSHTM.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of reports for Trial Monitors, ensuring that forms are available and refilled appropriately following the completion of monitoring.

Key areas of accountability include:

·         Project Implementation

·         Team Contribution

·         Values and Behavior

·         Health, Safety and Wellbeing

·         Child Protection

Job Requirements

About You

  • Minimum University Degree in a discipline that includes data handling and/or numeracy. E.g. Computer science, engineering, statistics or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with data
  • Clear attention to detail and good record-keeping skills.
  • Familiar with electronic data capture systems.
  • Able to use different database systems such as MS Access.
  • Able to use statistical programme such as SPSS, EpiInfo, STATA.
  • Excellent experience in data management and storage.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our website: http://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies or https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1265&company=thefredhol and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

Alternatively, if you would like further information, please contact our Talent Acquisition team via email at employment@hollows.org  Applications sent to this address will not be considered.

Applications close: August 21,  2022

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

The Fred Hollows Foundation – Ethiopia (FHF-E) has been re-registered and licensed by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Organizations Of Civil Societies  in accordance with the Organizations Of Civil Societies Proclamation No.1113/2019 and certificate number 2985, on May 20/2019

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Ethiopia.


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