Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
Posted Job
about 1 year ago

Strategic Information Officer

Reports to the Data Manager. The incumbent will be part of the reporting team within the Data Team at CIDRZ HQ. He/she will be responsible for development of data collection tools, support data quality assurances activities, data management and support data analysis of data for various programmatic performance monitoring and research studies.

Main Duties

  • Designs and develops data collection tools for supported projects/studies
  • Designs and creates routine performance monitoring tools and reports
  • Ensures that weekly and monthly reports are submitted on time, or as defined in data management plans
  • Extracts routine and ad hoc datasets from relevant data sources per data management plans, or as required
  • Develops SOPs for handling data – SOPs to include activities for routine monitoring of data
  • Participates in data collection and QA/QI activities
  • Mentors Data Coordinators and Data Associates in efficient ways to manipulate and use data – support activities to improve data use
  • Mentors Data Coordinators, Data Associates and other internal and external stakeholders/partners on the definition of all reporting and monitoring metrics
  • Participates in the presentation of data to various internal and external stakeholders


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Higher/Advanced Diploma in Computing/ICT, Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Engineering or related science subject
  • 3 years minimum relevant work experience in a similar role
  • Experience working in a research setting, and supporting programmatic performance monitoring will be an added advantage
  • Database querying and management in any RDBMS, e.g. SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres, etc. Ability to program in SQL
  • Medium to advanced skills in any data analysis tool e.g. R, STATA, Excel, etc
  • Medium to advanced software programming skills in an object oriented or functional programming language
  • Experience setting up data collection systems like DHIS2, RedCap, ODK, etc. will be an added advantage
  • Experience working with electronic data capturing devices
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting Reference Number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

LUSAKA or email:

Email applications to

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