Zambia Centre for Communication Programs
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Data Associate (x1) – Chipata

Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes (ZCCP) is a not-for-profit, locally based multi-media communications organization, which uses the power of the mass media (radio, TV, print and electronic media) and social mobilization to reach the Zambian population and to affect social and behaviour change. The organization uses a rigorous formative research process to generate appropriate edutainment content relevant to health and development priorities in Zambia.

Established in 2002, the core activities of ZCCP since then have taken place under the auspices of a Regional Health Communication Programme involving 9 country partners in southern Africa, which is co-coordinated by the Soul City Institute. To ensure that the developed materials and interventions are contextualized to local situations, ZCCP has developed Kwatu as a well-known health and development communication brand, which has been used to carry out all of ZCCP’s products. Overtime ZCCP has integrated other socio-health issues such as HIV/AIDS and Gender-based violence and campaign to end child marriages in Zambia.

ZCCP-Kwatu is implementing the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (ZCHPP) in Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi districts in Central Province, Chipata district in Eastern Province and Mufulira district in Copperbelt. The ZCHPP project is funded by PEPFAR and USAID through PACT.

The goal of ZCHPP is to reduce new HIV infections in Zambia among Priority Populations [Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), People Living With HIV (PLWH), Mobile workers, Discordant Couples and Non-Injectable Drug Users (NIDU)] by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors among at-risk populations, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions

ZCCP-Kwatu is therefore looking for suitably qualified individual to fill up the Data Associate vacancy in Chipata Districts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement, and enforce proper data collection policies and procedures according to the Data collection guideline.
  • Train and support data collectors, community volunteers (CV), in data collection tools and procedures (with reference to the Data collection tools and protocols)
  • Conduct supportive supervision during activity implementation to promote adherence to standards and procedures
  • Inspect data collection tools for completeness at the collection level.
  • Provide feedback on utilization of data collection tools by users, Community Volunteers (CV).
  • Ensure the filing of both hard and soft copy documents is according to the filing guidelines.
  • Storage of copies of data collection tools with ease of access by authorized users
  • Monitoring utilization of programme resources including funds and equipment
  • Periodically monitor progress against agreed indicators in the performance
  • Monitoring and Evaluation plan
  • Document on a regular basis lessons learnt on various project interventions by programme staff
  • Ensure utilization of Project Monitoring Plan by Program Officers
  • Provide training on basic data aspects to CVs
  • Ensure data is captured in the database before each Monthly reporting schedule.
  • Complete monthly indicator summations using the data base and enter the data onto the DHIS2 online system for the district(s).
  • Troubleshoot data submission errors and data error issues
  • Perform and document procedures for data management (including data cleaning, standardization and analysis)
  • Perform quality control procedures such as data validation, completeness, timeliness and reliability.
  • Endure that Data is backed up on a monthly basis.
  • Produce monthly updates and reports on the status of reported data.
  • Participate in the preparation and presentation of data.
  • Assist in developing means to correct the problems.
  • Reports to District HIV/AIDS Committee (Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual) for the district(s).
  • Regular Data Quality Assessment (DQA) forms for reported data.
  • Generate monthly Indicator Summation forms.

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • University Degree in social sciences preferred but higher diploma in Demography, Gender Studies, public health, public policy or other related fields.
  • Skills and experience in data collection and data assessment/evaluation
  • Experience working on USAID/PEPFAR funded projects is preferred
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications especially MS Word and Excel
  • Experience working with statistical packages such as SPSS and STATA
  • Have skill in designing Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques including expertise in analyzing data using statistical software
  • Have strong knowledge on Action Research
  • Exhibit cultural, gender and age sensitivity
  • Display excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Team working and able to work without supervision

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply attaching an application letter and CV stating clearly position and location they are applying for. Send applications to the address below and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Executive Director,

Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes,

PO Box 31469,

18 Matandani Road,


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