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Data Quality Analyst at University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

 


Location : Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

Start Date: June 14, 2021

Background: The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Tanzania (CDC-Tanzania) to provide strategic information technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children as well as the United States’ President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and their implementing partners (IPs). We are recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO ‘Global Programs’ to serve as a Data Quality Analyst for our projects. The assignment is based in Dar es Salaam, and the incumbent would begin working immediately after the hiring process is complete, with an estimated start date of June 14, 2021. This position will initially be until September 30, 2021 with the expectation of a one-year extension through September 30, 2022. The position will subsequently have the potential for annual renewal, subject to employee performance and funding availability.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Data Quality Lead for Tanzania, the Data Quality Analyst will work with the Global Programs in-country team in their work with CDC to continuously improve the quality of HIV and AIDS health data. Specifically, the Data Quality Analyst will:

  • Support analysis of CDC implementing partner data quality, identification of data quality challenges, and development of strategies for remediation.
  • Develop new and improved strategies for analyzing IP data quality.
  • Track data quality issues flagged each quarter and verify remediation.
  • Support development of a standardized data quality toolkit for use by CDC IPs, including a quarterly IP data quality scorecard.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology or related fields is required. A Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience working in public health in a data-focused position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data quality concepts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of routine HIV and AIDS health data, including national data collection systems, tools, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills including intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Availability to travel in-country to support remediation of identified data quality issues, pending the uplifting of COVID-19 related travel restrictions.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

Other desired skills/qualities:

  • Ability to prioritize, work under deadlines, work with minimal supervision and multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Working knowledge of statistical software (STATA or SAS) preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing and powerpoint.

To Apply:

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. All applications must include the following:

  • A current CV with names and telephone numbers for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates

Applications and supporting documents should be sent via e-mail to [email protected]  and must be received by May 31, 2021.

NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.