Data Manager

Data Manager
Company:

Foundation For Professional Development (Fpd)


Data Manager

Details of the offer

Job Title : Data Manager
Annual salary range (based on
relevant experience and
qualifications) : R613,157 – R838,611
Location:East London
Department:Research Unit
Reporting to:Head of Research

Purpose of the position:

To lead the strategic positioning, development and institutionalising of sustainable data

management processes, procedures and systems.

To manage data team staff, oversee and maintain all data infrastructure systems and platforms,
and develop and action core data collection, quality assurance and management activities and
service
Scope of work:

Strategic development:
Position the Research Unit data systems to be flexible, sustainable and align to global

research standards

Institutionalize high quality data collection, management, quality assurance and archival

systems and processes
Identify and incorporate emerging data technologies and eHealth systems into current

and future research studies and proposals
Design compatible and integrated systems for data processing and sharing with research

partners
Research Project Data management:

Manage and ensure that all data collection platforms and systems meet the needs of

individual research projects and field implementation activities

Design data collection tools using REDCap, ACASI, Commcare, or custom-made

applications
Develop user-friendly interface applications for data collection and facilitate trainings and

field implementation

Work with study PI and Manager to develop data management and quality assurance

plans, including project progress monitoring tools
Ensure training of and optimal implementation of all components of project data

management
Develop and automate statistical dashboards on project implementation and key study

variables

Design and implement automated randomization procedures with allocation concealment

Database and IT management:

Implement, adapt and monitor data infrastructure including its networking and access

Maintain Research Unit virtual servers and hosting platforms and resolve software,

hardware, and network problems
Development back-end database systems including SQL, Oracle and MariaDB.

Design and implement confidential and ethically acceptable data transmission strategies

Administrative:

Manage, train and mentor Data Team staff members

Inform technical specifications and oversee procurement of software, hardware and

electronic resources
Prepare and extract analytic datasets, and perform basic analysis for project pi and

managers
Attend departmental management meetings

Essential Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Information Technology, Database Management, Statistics, Computer

Science or related field
Advantageous Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Statistics

Certificate in Database Development and Management

Certificate in Sever Maintenance

Certificate in Information Technology (Network Configuration and/or application

development)

Certificate in Management

Job related and industry experience required:
Data collection design using REDCap

Relational database development

Data management plan development

Data management and quality assurance experience in a research environment

Data server management

Epidemiologic study designs

Development of ACASI data collection tools

Use of STATA, SPSS, SAS or R for Data Analysis

Experience with cloud hosting

Experience with HTML, php or c++ languages

IT network infrastructure maintenance and management

Good Clinical Practices in relation to data safety and archival procedures

Biostatistical skills highly advantageous

Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a Data Manager

Minimum 3 years’ in team leadership and staff mentoring role

Experience in IT environment advantageous

Knowledge of public health research implementation and monitoring procedures

Additional requirements:
Proficiency in English (reading, writing and speaking)

Proficiency in Xhosa would be advantageous

Valid Driver’s License

Willingness to travel extensively

Closing date for applications: 14 August 2020 at 16h00

Interested candidates should forward a motivational letter and CV to

********** fax to 081 680 0736.

For enquiries please contact Leah Maenetja (**********).

Please note:

Only applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. If you have not been contacted
within 1 month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application
was unsuccessful.

Requirements


Knowledges:

  • Basic
  • C ++
  • PHP
  • Access
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