Data Clerk - Jhpiego Tanzania

Jhpiego Tanzania in collaboration with other stakeholders is currently supporting Ministry of Health, Community development, gender, Elderly, and Children (henceforth referred to MoH) to implementing Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) in two regions of Lake Zone Tanzania. This program aims at improving uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) through improving the quality of care by ensuring respectful gender-sensitive care across the continuum .of care and, constructively engaging men at all intervention levels (community and health facility) to mitigate gender-based violence posed by gender inequality norms and practices.

Furthermore, Jhpiego under the funding from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has recently started initiative called more and Better Midwives for Rural Tanzania (MBM-RTZ).
This initiative aims at fulfilling national priorities of maternal and newborn survival through addressing inadequate numbers and inequitable distribution of human resource of health for 4r midwifery care. By so doing, it will significantly contribute to quality RMNCAH through increasing women's and children's access to skilled midwifery care now and in future.

MBM-RTZ initiative will be implemented hand-n-hand with MoHDCGEC in the same catchment area 'where MCSP covers; lake and Western zone of Tanzania. Among approaches of MBM-RTZ is delivering evidence-based trainings to pre-service and in service midwifery. Gender inequality is evidenced to impend health program success, hence gender transformative awareness rising will be integral part of all trainings to tutors, preceptors and 'in-service midwifery mentors.

This position will partly support MCSP focuses mainly on respectful gender-sensitive quality
MNCAH service provision and MBM-RTZ focusing mainly on gender transformation of midwifery tutors, preceptors and mentors through training and mentorships.

Data Clerk [1 position based in Dar]

Job Overview:
The Data Clerk will be responsible for providing high quality data entry, data management and quality control of data. S/he will also be responsible for running outputs and cross-checking with the original data source to ensure accuracy, and running reports for regional level data management purposes on his/her assigned team. In addition, the data clerk will be responsible for conducting internal data quality assessments and developing data quality improvement plans related to data entered by nurses, counselors, peer educators and others whose data pass through him/her before compilation at the regional level. Data clerk will also be responsible for providing technical assistance related to data entered using tablets. This will include training providers on how to enter data, provide assistance in troubleshooting errors in the field and handling the electronic devices used for data collection. The person in this position must be able to work independently, be experienced in data management using electronic devices particularly tablets, and preferably be comfortable working in key population's services provision and outreach sites. In addition he/she should maintain confidentiality of medical information. Client record forms must be kept where no client or other uninvolved staff has easy access to the data so as to maintain confidentiality and build trust from the clients.

Required Qualifications:

• Certificate in IT, records management, electronic medical records (EMR), - Diploma or higher will be an added advantage.
• 1 - 3 years of experience working with data management
• Experience working with health data
• Experience working with service providers and client level data
• Experience of using DHIS2, MS Excel, MS Access, Epi-info, SPSS, and other types of Software will be an added advantage


Jhpiego offers a competitive package selected candidates in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience.
To apply ‘please indicate the position title on the envelope or subject line of your e-mail. Applications should also include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter and your salary history. Applications which do NOT include ALL of these elements will NOT be considered.
The application should be addressed to:
Director of Human Resource
Jhpiego .
Plot 72, Block 45B, New Bagamoyo Road - Victoria
PO Box 9170.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.
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