Posted on :
27 Mar, 2020
27 Mar, 2020
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Global Health Research and Systems.
We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the STRATEGIC INFORMATION DIRECTORATE.
Job Title: Data Manager(TS/DM Siyenza/GR)
Location: Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference: # (TS/DM Siyenza/GR)
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary Market: Related
A Data Manager is being recruited for the following role: Data Manager: Ops Reporting (Siyenza)
The Data Manager will be required to improve the data collection, verification, processing, validation, reporting and archiving of data and information for Operational Reporting (supporting Siyenza / Phuthuma reporting requirements).
The Data Manager plays a critical role in ensuring the collection and submission of high quality and timely data. The Data Manager is responsible for the following:
•Overseeing data capturing and filing
•Monitoring employees and ensuring continuous quality improvement
•Quality control and monitoring of the data capture process
•Troubleshooting with database and data entry checks, using reports to improve site performance
•Streamlining of data management procedures
•Training/mentoring of staff.
Technical Work Responsibilities
•Oversee the collection and submission of quality and timely data through implementing rigorous quality controls and prioritisation of data integrity
•Manage the Data teams to ensure that they are suitably trained, coached and mentored, supervising up to 5 – 10 staff members.
•Manage the data validation plan. Create and approve validation checks and reports necessary to ensure high quality and consistent data
•Maintain the data completion manuals which should correspond with the instructions to the sites and the data entry instructions.
•Review and contribute to the development of Aurum’s data management SOP’s, guidelines and operational manuals.
•Complete tasks for other units within Reporting including DATIM Reporting, CHTS and other teams as required.
•Implement the data management SOP’s and guidelines
•A track record of methodical work and meticulous attention to detail.
•Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
•Ability to speak effectively before groups of stakeholders or employees from other organizations
•Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions.
•Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
•Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
•Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
•An ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff from all levels.
YOU SHOULD HAVE:
•Grade 12 or NQF 4 Qualification
•Tertiary qualification in a relevant field is preferred
•At least 5 years data management experience
•Basic Database development and analytical skills
•At least 5 years’ experience in the health industry or research environment
•Experience with data collection processes in Department of Health facilities and knowledge of DOH / PEPFAR indicators is desirable
•Willing to work overtime, weekends and/or irregular hours. This position is supporting key functions and frequently requires working irregular hours and being able to have a flexible home life and work-life balance.
•Ability to work accurately under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple concurrent reporting demands.
•Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
•Ability to communicate data and information matters to non-technical and IT conversant Employees
•Familiarity/understanding of relational databases and at least one data management system
•Understanding/experience with project management
•Understanding of HIV/AIDS and TB
•Valid Driver’s license
•Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land or air, if required
•Excellent Excel skills and proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spread sheet, graphics
•Microsoft Office Suite as an end user
•SA Citizen or valid work permit to work in South Africa
NB: Non – South African citizens must have a valid work-permit
Please provide current relevant references for background checks.
Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.
The Aurum Institute is an equal-opportunity employer.
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Application Deadline: 27/03/2020