Data Monitors


  • Entry Level
  • Nairobi
  • July 25, 2024


Vacancy Description

Job Summary:

The Data Monitors play a pivotal role within the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment II (KENPHIA II) Data Monitoring processes, focusing on the real-time oversight and quality assurance of data collected by the field teams via the various data systems and platforms. These positions are essential for maintaining the integrity of data through systematic review, utilizing real-time data monitoring systems, engaging in active communication with field teams through telecommunication tools (Phone, SMS, Emails, prompts) and collaborating with the survey Data and Field Teams to address and rectify data discrepancies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data Review and Quality Control: Conduct regular reviews of data submissions from field teams for accuracy and completeness, leveraging the Activity, Information Management System (AIMS) database for immediate online observation and engaging in the data cleaning process.
  • Communication: Offer guidance and technical support to field teams, especially regarding duplicate participant ID, data accuracy and completeness issues or data upload challenges. Utilize Voice-over-Internet and WhatsApp for effective communication.
  • Reporting and Escalation: Generate daily progress reports for regional coordinators per team, identifying issues requiring zonal coordinator intervention. Promptly escalating incidents impacting data integrity or those with regulatory implications to the data quality lead to investigation.
  • Process Optimization: Work in concert with survey management developers and the data processing manager to identify, trap, and correct system errors, enhancing the data collection and monitoring processes.
  • Support to Field Teams: Employ a checklist for tracking team movements and daily activities, providing necessary feedback and technical support to ensure consistent data upload quality and integrity.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in data monitoring, quality control, or similar roles.
  • Exceptional analytical abilities and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient in web interfaces and data analysis software.
  • Capable of working both independently and within a team setting.
  • Prior experience with CSPro or comparable data management tools is advantageous.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and skill development in data management and quality control.

Work Environment:

The position is situated within the Data Monitoring Center, collaborating and communicating with field teams across various regions. The role involves extensive use of computer systems and telecommunications tools.

About Us

Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity—Kenya (Ciheb-Kenya) is a local indigenous organization registered on March 9th 2020, and is managed by Kenyans with extensive HIV experience including national policy and guideline development, planning and coordinating HIV response at the national and county level, as well as implementation of HIV services at the facility level. The leadership of Ciheb-Kenya has extensive experience managing PEPFAR-funded HIV programs nationally and has a solid understanding of US government grants management, including financial reporting systems and standards.

Ciheb-Kenya’s aim is to strengthen the public health response through the provision of quality services, capacity building, strengthening health systems and surveillance, and contributing to the global health security agenda.

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Application Guidelines

If you meet the above qualification, kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees on or before 25th July 2024.  Applicants are advised to include the title “Data Monitor– KENPHIA II” on the subject line.

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) — Kenya is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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