Data Manager

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date Posted:

Company Name: Right to Care

Company Summary:

Job Description:

Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.
We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Right to Care Zambia has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The USAID – Action HIV project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The USAID – Action HIV project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.
Request to Hire No.: RTCZ22-073
Date advertised: 25th August 2022
Closing date: 30th August 2022
Position: Data Manager
Location: Lusaka
No. of Vacancies: 1
Contract Duration: Two (2) Years
Contract type: Fixed Term
Job grade: TBA
Reporting to: Strategic Information Director
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Vacancy24
Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

First degree in public health, demography, epidemiology, sociology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, information technology, engineering, or a related field.
At least five (5) years of relevant work experience in database design and management and relational database management experience.
Good knowledge and understanding of the Zambian HIV AIDS response and its Health Management Information Systems.
Knowledge of DATIM, PEPFAR reporting systems and DHIS2.
Training in M&E.
Training on DHIS.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

Master’s degree public health, demography, epidemiology, sociology, biostatistics, statistics, computer science, information technology, engineering, or a related field.
5 – 7 years of experience implementing SI activities in Zambia.
SmartCare Certification – ToT and Master trainer level preferred.
Advanced knowledge of MS Office Applications, Statistical and data visualization software and Database management systems
Knowledge of best practice in data visualization and business intelligence (BI) – Strong understanding of BI features and capabilities.
Experience with software development methodology and release processes, knowledge of software, application design and architecture.
Current knowledge of trends and development in computer/ tablet and mobile health technology and the administration of operations and long-range user requirements.


Self-starter with proactive and strong work ethic
Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
Strong creative outlook with a dynamic personality
Confidence and self- control
Excellent time management skills
Must be able to work within the framework of a team
Experience with negotiations and managing stakeholders
Experience in training and mentorship
Support the Design, implementation, and maintenance of project databases to meet user requirements and project data needs (Including weekly, monthly and quarterly reports automation)
Maintain/build relational database schemas, tables, views, data dictionaries, and stored procedures as required by various program areas.
Manage database access, security, integrity, and backup procedures.
Design and maintain database administration procedures and manuals
Create ad-hoc and standard reports as required.
Coordinate the rollout of the national EHR to ensure 100% coverage and use for patients’ management and monitoring.
Build the capacity of project staff in the use of the project Data Management system
Conduct routine data quality assessments on program databases and provide ongoing support to Project and partner staff in data management and monitoring and evaluation.
Design, Improve and expand the project data collection and reporting tools to support the project adherence to the donor reporting requirement
Lead efforts to improve data use at all levels, through development of dashboards, developing of insightful data visualization to inform service delivery and activity programming
Support the project teams with pre-defined and customized indicators performance dashboard to support performance gaps identification and tailored improvement plans.
Support the development of the integration of information systems with existing MoH national health management information systems, and the electronic health records management system (SmartCare)
Support and monitor optimum functionality and automation of the data from the project data management system into the DATIM Platform
Participate in the development of M&E activities workplans
Participate in implementation of workplan activities, meetings for shared experiences, and additional trainings as required
Work collaboratively with other USAID Action HIV Contractors to increase local capacity for the identification of data needs, data collection, analysis and communication of appropriate information
Receive an expense report from the sub-grantees/sub-contractors.
Check the documents (expense receipts, payroll related documents) to ensure a clear match to the expense report.
Compile a summary on all the expenses that the sub-Grantee/Sub-contractor recorded and submit to the Line Manager.

By applying for the above-mentioned position, you consent to Right to Care to conduct qualification, ID, criminal and reference checks (internal and external) which forms part of the Company’s recruitment policy and procedure. Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful.
Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.  Right to Care reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason.
Right to Care is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.  As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Right to Care Zambia is aware of fraudulent activities by certain individuals claiming to be representatives of the organization.
Be advised that Right to Care does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process, and as such Right to Care Zambia assumes no responsibility for any announcements or activities by such individuals or entities.

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