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Training and Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE) would like to recruit suitably qualified and highly motivated individuals for the undermentioned positions for the upcoming Malaria Project to be implemented in Neno, Salima and Ntchisi districts.  The appointments will be on a fixed-term basis of one year, which may be renewed depending on performance and availability of funds.

DATA TECHNICIAN (3 POSTS, One , One in Neno, Salima and Ntchisi )


Job Summary

To provide technical oversite and quality assurance of electronic and paper-based data capture, transfer, cleaning and archiving, and perform checks on the quality of the data provided and entered into databases.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To enter data into research databases;
  2. Present necessary clinical updates to Team Lead, Data Manager, and research coordinators in order to identify any data collection or recruitment procedure gaps;
  3. To run procedures for identification of data entry discrepancies (differences) and check listed discrepancies against source data documents for research studies;
  4. Manage routine data, including data cleaning and entry in the ODK Data Kit and REDCap software platform to ensure completeness and quality;
  5. Report any errors identified during data review to appropriate team members and assist in resolving issues with guidance from appropriate team leads, build new components of database data collection and aggregation tools;
  6. Maintain master copies of data collection forms (ensuring accurate updating as needed) and supporting documentation for data management system in electronic venue accessible to relevant teams;
  7. To liaise with the Data Manager and the Team Leader, or his/her appointee in addressing queries raised in 3, 4 and 6 above;
  8. To know and follow Standard Operating Procedures adopted by the Data Team;
  9. To maintain all equipment entrusted to him/her and report any break-downs preferably in good time for remedial actions to be taken




  1. Diploma in Information Processing or Computer Science or Statistics.
  2. Experience in REDCap, Open data Kit (ODK) and Mobile computing.
  3. Good command in spoken and written English.
  4. Excel in data analysis and data maintenance.
  5. Basic knowledge in Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, Vlookup and etc.).
  6. Strong attention to detail.
  7. Comfortable to handle high volume of data.
  8. Capable to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  9. Interested in clinical research

All interested applicants with the required qualifications and experience should complete their details by following the link below:

The closing date of receiving applications is 12 November, 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

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