Fresher Data Coordinator NGO Careers – Epicentre

Job Title:   Data
Organisation: Epicentre
Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Director of MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research
About US:
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
  • 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
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
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
  • The Data Coordinator should preferably
    hold a Master of Science (MSc) in data management, statistics or
  • 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
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications online at the link below
Deadline: 21st January
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