Senior Data Manager NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

 

Job Title:    Senior Data Manager

Organisation: Medical
Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:  Entebbe,
Uganda

Reports to:
Head of Data Management

Position Code:
SDM -221

 

About US:

The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with
dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines
and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary
approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research,
social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation
studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the
evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the
development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following
the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of
Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council
(MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new
partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues
in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe
campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala
Districts.

 

Job Summary:  The Senior Data Manager will oversee all
studies in the NCD program ensuring that they are complaint with the unit data
policies.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Oversee
validation of program study databases;

·       
To
liaise with the study PI’s within the NCD program right from proposal writing
to see that data to be collected meets the minimum requirements for the unit;

·       
Design
and build data collection tools, for trial databases and any other supporting
technologies, Ensure the data collected is relevant and relates to the
protocol;

·       
Merge
datasets from different study sites in main database;

·       
Develop
a working Data management file relating to the NCD studies;

·       
Modify
and create data entry screens for these studies;

·       
Supervise
and offer data management for all NCD studies;

·       
Run
reports to identify and solve discrepancies, missing records/data and other
problems with the data in the databases;

·       
Ensure
that data corrections received are updated on the main database;

·       
Ensure
adequate backups of the data exist on servers, and are available in case of
problems;

·       
Reports
produced as required by study investigators;

·       
Generate
outputs from database for study investigators/coordinators and Export reports
send them as attachments;

·       
Carries
out checks on data quality and raises any queries with relevant research
assistants;

·       
Ensure
data compliance issues are met (GCP/regulatory), Prepare data for analysis;

·       
Check
summary data reports for anomalies and correct as necessary;

·       
Run
simple analyses such as: merging and appending files, calculating new
variables, obtaining line lists and frequencies, and graphs;

·       
Organise
the results of these analyses into a presentable format (reports) to pass to
the Principal Investigator (PI);

·       
Extract
data and transform it to a format required by the PI, sponsors or
collaborators; and,

·       
Supervise
junior data management staff in the program.

Line Management
Responsibilities

·       
Supervise
Data management staff for All NCD studies.

LSHTM Integration

·       
Align
study SOP’s with LSHTM.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in Computer science, IT, Statistics
/Medical statistics, Quantitative economics; Or Data Manager with 5+ years’
experience managing multi country clinical trials;

·       
At least
4 years’ experience using STATA;

·       
Should
be familiar with governmental regulations and legal requirements related research
data;

·       
Knowledge
of Openclinica, ODK and Redcap;

·       
Knowledge
of system validation and SQL server is desired;

·       
Knowledge
in GDPR, GCP, NCD; and,

·       
Good
attention to detail skills.

 

How to Apply:

Follow the link
below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:

 

Click
Here

 

Filling the form
more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity
while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting. Combine
all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic
documents into one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
for interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow
the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic
disqualification. Only online applications will be accepted.

 

The applications
should be addressed to:

 

The Head of Human
Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM
Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.

 

Deadline: 26th February 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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