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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/SSA15
Title: National Consultant/Data Manager & Analyst
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Special Service Agreement
Duration of contract:  Initially for one year
Date: 26 June 2014
Application Deadline: 10 July 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ETH Ethiopia (AF_ETH)
Evidence for action (E4A) is a five-years UK-DFID funded multi country programme, working to improve maternal and newborn survival by focusing on improving the use of evidence, strengthening political will, and prioritizing resource allocation to save lives. It is implemented globally by a consortium of UK based Universities led by Options consultancy services. In Ethiopia, the program is hosted by World Health Organization (WHO) and is implemented through a collaboration with the University of Aberdeen (UK) as its Technical lead and focuses on development, implementation and sustainability of a national Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) system.
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision of the WHO representative and close supervision of the project coordinator, the Data manager will perform the following:
- Leads the design, development, rigorous set up, and procedures for the maintenance and back-up of the national MDSR data base
- Develops algorithms/ procedures, job aids, manuals and code books to ensure standardization across data entry from different data sources
- Plans quality checks on data and undertake initial routine checking mechanisms (such as duplicate data-entry)
- Provides training, support and on-the-job advice to all levels of the MDSR system, including focal persons at Regional Health Bureaus, in all relevant aspects of MDSR data management and analysis (from data entry to interpretation & dissemination)
- Monitors data flow and facilitate access to database by relevant stakeholders
- Ensures proper security and governance of all data holdings, demonstrating compliance with EPHI data protection regulations and the MDSR system's commitments to maximizing confidentiality
- Interacts with MDSR system users to prepare data for analyses and to guide their statistical analyses and interpretation of findings
- Produces regular status reports on the database, and contribute to writing reports, and interpreting and presenting results
- Attends regular meetings on MDSR within EPHI, FMOH, E4A and, where appropriate, other relevant stakeholders
- Plans and organizing a system of access to data subsets for "one off" analysis by EPHI, E4A/WHO and other relevant stakeholders
- Works closely with members of the MDSR Technical Working Group (a national guiding body) and National Maternal Death Review Committee (technical expert group) to extract data and prepare in user- friendly form
- Supports and contribute to more complex statistical analyses and interpretation conducted on a bespoke/ irregular basis for preparation of special reports, conference presentations, and publications.
- Ensures data use protocols adhere to research ethics requirements and obtain necessary approvals for statistical studies, as needed
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Degree in health, statistics, epidemiology or mathematics


Post graduate degree in epidemiology or related fields
- Proven understanding of data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results;
- Excellent communication, training and mentorship skills.


- Communicating in a credible and effective way
- Producing results
- Fostering integration and teamwork

A minimum of 2 years practical experience in health-related database design and management, including quality check/assurance mechanisms, analyzing and interpreting large data sets, presentation/visualization.
Experience with the use of statistical analysis tools and software


- A minimum of one year data management and analysis experience in health informatics, epidemiological research, biobanks, or electronic health records (e.g. in primary care or hospital care)
- Demonstrated interest in research and a willingness to work with colleagues to develop research questions and publish findings
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, and fluency in the working language of the Country
Additional Information:
 Annual remuneration: USD 16,665 Payable in ETB

 Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Please provide your cellphone number and valid e-mail address.

 Applicants within government employment and/or with outstanding obligations will not be considered unless a letter of release is produced.

 Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.

 Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach.

 Note! This is a National Consultant position. Only applications from nationals of ETHIOPIA will be accepted.
Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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