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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Data Coordinator Job at Epicentre - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Data Coordinator

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
21st January 2018

Duty Station:
Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: Director of MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre

Epicentre is a non-government organization created by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in 1987 to help improve the quality of its field interventions. Since 1996, Epicentre has been a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre for research in epidemiology and response to emerging diseases. Epicentre’s work hinges around three main activity areas: clinical research, field epidemiology and training.
Job Summary: The Data Coordinator is responsible for the organization of the data management team and will provide strong technical expertise and mentorship to the data manager and data management team. The data management team is composed of a data manager, 2 data supervisors, a varying number of data processing officers, the archivist and the clinical registrar.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Management of data team:
  • Responsible for the organization of the work in the data management team.
  •  The jobholder will mentor the data manager in supervising the data team and define tasks and priorities on a daily basis, depending on the activity, in order to optimize the productivity of the team.
  •  Ensure that data entry team sets and meets data entry deadlines in keeping with the work load and study needs.
  • Responsible for streamlining communication within the data management team and between the data management team and other teams such as the laboratory and clinical team regarding data management issues.
  • The jobholder will also attend the management meeting of the center.
  •  Actively contribute to monthly reports and actively participate in discussions and meetings related to the set-up and the follow-up of each study.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of each member of the data management team.
Technical expertise to the data management team: The Data Coordinator will provide a strong technical expertise to the data management team to improve the team capacity in the following areas.
Database development:
  • Supervise the responsible staff of the data team in the development of databases. This includes providing technical advice for database modeling and providing support in database development.
  • Responsible for the introduction of new data capture softwares (RedCap and OpenClinica) and provide regular trainings for the data manager and the assistant data manager on these tools (development and maintenance of databases, data entry, and data cleaning).
    Data Quality:
  •  Ensure standards of procedures for data entry and data quality.
  •  Mentor and train the data manager to perform regular data cleaning in STATA to provide listings and queries and to ensure corrections in the database.
  • Ensure Good Clinical Practices for data management.
    Data Analysis:
  •  Give methodological advice to the study PI for data analysis during and/or at the end of the study.
  • Develop external automatic programs with the data manager to help with project follow-up according to the needs and provide reports to the PI or any other external committee, on demand.
    Stata Training:
  •  Give intensive and regular training to the data manager in STATA on the main procedures related to data management and basic statistics.
  •  Supervise the work and assess the progress of the data manager in STATA.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Data Coordinator should preferably hold a Master of Science (MSc) in data management, statistics or epidemiology;
  • Extensive knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and Good Data Management Practices in clinical trials;
  • Good knowledge of OpenClinica and RedCap;
  • Full English proficiency, French a plus;
  •  Previous experience in team management required;
  •  Excellent knowledge of STATA software, other software a plus;
  •  Experience in database development and advanced statistical analysis preferred;
  •  Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of cross cultural environment.
Job application procedure
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