The Centre for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (CIHEB) of the University Maryland Baltimore (UMB), together with the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), are implementing the Zambia-HIV Epidemic Control for Key Populations (Z-CHECK) grant. The ZCHECK project partnering with the Government of the Republic of Zambia and community based civil society to implement community-based combination HIV prevention interventions, ensure all people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status, HIV positive people are linked to treatment and achieve viral suppression so that Zambia achieves HIV epidemic control.
The project targets priority and key populations. Candidates meeting the following criteria are encouraged to apply.
The Data Assistants will report to the Strategic Information Associate. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the Hub, district data collection and reporting for all supported facilities.
Work closely with the Community Liaisons Officers to collect weekly, monthly, quarterly reports as required
Actively participate in adhoc data collection e.g. Pre-Art Mopping Up, Rapid facility realignment
Ensure each facility has a data review meeting on a regular basis
Ensure timely collection of all reports and database backups e.g. SmartCare TDB, SmartCare Lite Syncing, and DHIS2
Ensure safekeeping, proper organization, filing and tracking of data at all the facilities
Develop and perform weekly quality control measures; identify problems and provide feedback to the facility in-charges
Respond to/resolve all questions/problems from technical staff
Mentor Community Data Workers, community liaison officers and community health workers in Health information system tools as well the District Information Health System 2
Ensure timely communication of any pertinent issues to Superiors
Conduct data quality activities and prepare reports on data quality
Maintain an accurate and current inventory of all data equipment and supplies
Conduct community data worker (CDW)’s evaluations periodically as requested
Supervision of data collection activities within the MOH supported facilities
Respond to verifications of collected data and provide feedback accordingly
Monitoring backlog within the facilities and carrying out necessary action to clear such backlog if need be
Conduct and participate in data quality audits and verification
Acting as liaison between the hub M&E, Clinical teams unit and the District Health Information office
Any other duties as may be assigned.
Grade 12 Certificate
Higher Diploma in Information Management/Computer Science or related field; a Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage
Experience with Microsoft Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL
Minimum 2 years experience in data management
Excellent interpersonal skills
Analytical and attention to detail
Experience working as data associate in health setting involving ART or HIV care
Have a clear understanding of all M&E data collection tools and the HMIS
Computer literacy in Excel and Word
How to Apply
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