Data Assistant job at Ministry of Health
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Vacancy title: Data Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Computer & IT ]

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Ministry of Health

Deadline of this Job:
26 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Background Influenza surveillance among cases of influenzalike illness and severe acute respiratory illness (ILI/SARI), identified at selected sentinel health facilities in Zambia has been ongoing since 2008. The surveillance program is managed by the National Influenza Center (NIC) at the University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) on behalf of the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) and the Ministry of Health (MOH). The system currently comprises ten sentinel sites located in four provinces and captures data from both children and adults, resident in densely populated urban settings as well as border towns with high tourism and cross-border trading activities. Information generated is fed into global surveillance systems
The program conducts sentinel surveillance for influenza and SARS-CoV-2 among out-patients with ILI and in-patients with SARI to detect pandemic influenza strains, surveil for circulating seasonal strains and detect/monitor SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. With the support of CDC, the current system is undergoing expansion to improve specimen collection, data quality/analytics, geographic coverage and diagnostic spectrum with the goal of establishing a pan-respiratory disease system for surveillance, early detection and response to respiratory disease with pandemic potential. Additional human resource will be required to support this multifaceted expansion
The Ministry of Health (MOH) with the support from the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced persons to be appointed to the underlisted positions:
Reports to : ILI/SARI Surveillance Data Manager
Duty Station : Virology Laboratory, UTH- Lusaka

Specific Responsibilities
• Stores and digitises paper records
• Performs data entry and data cleaning
• Manages and protects all program computer hardware . Collects 28-day follow-up data
• Prepares lab result feedback reports for sentinel sites Stores and maintains an inventory of office equipment, supplies and consumables Any other duty assigned by the Data Manager and PI
Qualifications & Experience
• Full Grade 12 School Certificate with minimum five O level credits including English and Mathematics Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent
• Bachelor's Degree in ICT, Computer Science or related field will be an added advantage
• At least five years work experience in the health sector.

Experience of working with Laboratory Information Management Systems will be an added advantage. Experience working with and on Donor funded projects is an added advantage

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
All interested candidates meeting the above qualifications and experience should send their signed applications to the undersigned with certified copies of their NRC, academic and professional qualifications, and detailed Curriculum Vitae including contact details (mobile phone and email) of three traceable references. Note: kindly clearly indicate the positions you are applying for on the envelope.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 26 August, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications should be addressed to:
RSO 31000 11.12.08
The Permanent Secretary-(A)
Ministry of Health
Ndeke House
P. O. Box 30205

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Job Info
Job Category: Data, Monitoring, and Research jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 26 August 2022
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 11-08-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 11-08-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 11-08-2066
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