Adolescent (PHASE) Study Project Data Clerk Job in Kenya

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) is conducting research studies at multiple sites in Kenya.

The KEMRI/UW/MOH/CDC Adolescent (PHASE) Study Project seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the following position:

Data Clerk 

(1 Position)

The Data Clerk will assist the Data manager and Study co-coordinator to:
  • Enter completed CRFs into the database
  • abstract data from the electronic management records
  • compile EMR data and enter data collected using hard copy CRFs into the database.
S/he will perform data quality checks and resolve any issues that arise, communicate and share with the data manager related to research data, and the investigators in order to resolve errors.
The data clerk will also perform cross tabulations and basic frequencies to ensure completeness in all the datasets.
The Data Clerk will be required to have the ability to develop an in-depth understanding of study goals and its implementation.
Most importantly, the Data Clerk, will work closely with the, Data manager, Study Coordinator and the PIs. 

  • Primary responsibility will be the data abstraction and data entry of the study data.
  • Maintain the central database by compiling all data from the study sites.
  • Conduct predetermined frequent data quality checks and come up with ways of solving issues arising from this
  • Assist in coming up with a data quality protocol to be used for quality checks and assurance for databases under data management.
  • Assist in the testing/piloting of encounter forms and databases.
  • Keep data log book of data entry queries and inconsistencies
  • Coordinate the data-checking process and produce reports on the data quality
  • Present weekly and monthly reports of data entry reports.
  • Prepare monthly summary tables of the data collection progress.
  • With guidance of the data Manager, initiate and perform data cleaning and ensure consistency among all the datasets.
  • Respond to any new requests for data related to specific research and cleaning activities.
  • Back-up all central data as predetermined
  • Coordinate the movement of data sheets and data files between the study sites and the office
  • If problem arise, work with the Data Manager and the study coordinator to develop a solution.
Qualification and Experience:
  • A diploma or degree in statistics / Biostatistics, epidemiology, Computer Science, Information technology
  • Experience in database design and implementation, data collection and collation, archiving, and data cleaning.
  • At least one-year experience in data collection, data entry and cleaning.
  • Ability to manipulate data in Microsoft Excel is a must.
Desirable Qualities:
  • Ability to identify significant changes in data.
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to take initiative and improve datasets based on well thought out and tested trials
  • Ability to work under varying levels of pressure
  • Proficiency in data interpretation and manipulation of data; knowledge of Excel and STATA
  • Experience in a research setting will be an added advantage.
Terms of Employment: Three months contract as per KEMRI scheme of service with a possibility of extension depending on availability of funds and demonstrated competence.

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales.
If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE to fill an online form and then send an application with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 referees to Email address: to reach us by 20th May 2016 at 5.00 p.m.

Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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