The Zambian Center for Applied Health Research and Development (ZCAHRD) Limited is a public health research organization working in partnership with Boston University Center for Global Health and Development. To fulfill its mission, ZCAHRD Ltd implements The Maternity Homes Access in Zambia Project (MAHMAZ) within The Mothers’ Shelter Alliance (MSA) -‐ a partnership between GRZ, MSD for Mothers, implementing partners working in collaboration with academic institutions, an evaluation advisor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ELMA Foundation. The MSA seeks to help women overcome the “distance problem” by implementing Mothers’ Shelters, with the hypothesis that offering women access to quality mothers’ shelters will bring women closer to quality, facility-‐ based delivery and postpartum care, ultimately improving health outcomes. Through implementing and evaluating mothers’ shelters, the MSA will generate rigorous evidence to help decision makers understand if mothers’ shelters are an effective solution in overcoming the “distance problem.”
Job Summary:
We are currently seeking two (2) Data Clerks to assist us in the capture, recording and management of routine program data. The data clerk will be responsible for ensuring routine data collection across MAHMAZ sites as well as work in close collaboration with the M&E team and the Site Managers to ensure data management, mentorship and reporting occur effectively around the mothers’ shelters with the Health Center staff, the Governance Committee’s, SMAGs and the MS Management Units. This person(s) will also assist the project in overseeing the savings activities in the MAHMAZ intervention sites. This position will be based in Choma and will require daily travel around the MAHMAZ sites in Southern Province, as well as frequent travel to Lusaka and Nyimba Districts.
Reporting to the M&E Manager, the purpose of this job is to:
  • Perform monthly data collection activities across all project sites and ensure that this information is entered and captured accurately
  • Ensure all captured project data is verified and validated before being entered into project databases
  • Address data quality gaps in Mothers’ Shelter-‐ based registers and immediately bring these to the attention of the M&E team
  • Assist in the mentoring of health facility staff to consistently capture and record the Safe Motherhood Number across all relevant Health centre registers
  • Conduct semi-‐ annual In-‐ depth interviews at all project sites
  • Conduct annual focus group discussions
  • Translate and transcribe IDIs and FGDs, as and when necessary
  • Assist the M&E team in the production of project update reports monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Conduct data cleaning and promptly respond to data queries
  • Assist in the site level monitoring, training and management of savings groups set up in selected intervention sites
  • Perform other work related tasks that may be assigned from time to time by the M&E team and Project Director as and when necessary
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Ability to speak Tonga and Nyanja/Nsenga fluently
Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • Minimum Diploma or Higher Diploma in ICT and/or equivalent qualification
  • 2 ‐ 3 years’ experience in data collection, management and reporting
  • Experience in both qualitative and quantitative method data capture
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Strict attention to detail and accuracy in data entry
  • Thoroughness, results driven and innovative
  • Currently living in, or ability to relocate to, Choma
How to Apply
Send your cover letter, CV and copies of relevant qualifications No later than Friday 22 July 2016 to the Director of Finance and Administration on: Email: copying
Only electronic applications will be accepted.
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