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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Data Officer


Posted By on Sunday, December 17, 2017

ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally.

ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 200 regular, full time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, RH, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.

ARC islooking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual - in the position of Data Officer, to be based at the ARC-run Gihembe Health Facility, in Gihembe Refugee camp

PRIMARY PURPOSE
Key responsibilities:

  • Work with clinical health staff to ensure that program and health data collected is complete, accurate and upto date at all times.
  • Assemble the data necessary to complete all required reports in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the timely, accurate and complete data entry of records in the electronic systems as required.
  • Assist with training of clinical staff in data collection procedures.
  • Ensure that all source documents including patient files, registers, reports etc are available during DQA activities.
  • Actively participate in internal and external data quality assessment.
  • Ensure that applications capturing and updating institutional data incorporate edit and validation checks to assure the accuracy, consistency and integrity of Data.
  • Check and correct data inconsistencies, document corrections made to data at any stage of data management.
  • Ensure that personnel are trained in Data entry management and data quality assurance skills.
  • Maintain and update the health related records in the records center and at the clinical service delivery areas to ensure adherence to this SOP.
  • Ensure that active, inactive, perpetual and /or electronic records are accessible to only authorized personnel as per the SOP manual.
  • Ensure that staff at the health center have been trained on the health related records filling and storage system.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as per internal and MOH guidelines



Minimum qualifications:

  • At least A1 Certificate or diploma in public health, statistics or related health field from a recognized university. Back ground in Nursing is preferred.
  • At least 3 years working experience in data management in a low-resource, fast-paced setting, working with vulnerable people.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with health data management SOPs and Rwanda health management information system.
  • Experience in Rural Health Center/Hospital setting.
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated report writing and communication skills, with excellent Computer knowledge.
  • Good Oral/writing skills in English, and French or Kinyarwanda
  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation in Rwanda


APPLICATION GUIDELINES:
Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to RWJobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 21st December, 2017 at 17:00hrs.

Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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