Strategic Information Officer

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary: Competitive package

Strategic Information Officer Ref No. SI/DU/25/04/21
Reports to Data Manager. The incumbent is responsible for development of data collection tools, aggregating and management of data for various programmatic performance monitoring and research studies. He/she will also be responsible for coordination with partner organizations to support data management projects.
Main duties
Designs and develops of data collection tools for the programmatic and research projects.
Designs and creates routine performance monitoring tools and reports.
Ensures that weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for supported projects are submitted on time.
Extracts routine and ad hoc datasets for programmatic and research studies.
Develops SOPs for handling research and programme data.
Participates in data collection and QA/QI activities.
Takes part in departmental planning activities.
Mentors Data Coordinators, Data Associates, and Research Assistants in efficient ways to manipulate and use data.
Mentors Data Coordinators, Data Associates, and Research Assistants on the definition of all performance monitoring indicators.
Participates in the presentation of data to various internal and external stakeholders.
Works with staff from other organizations to conduct requirements gathering and provide technical support for health information systems supported by CIDRZ.
Degree in Computing/ICT, Mathematics, Engineering or related subject
3 years minimum relevant work experience
Experience in an M&E team working on PEPFAR MER indicators will be an added advantage
Database querying and management in any RDBMS, e.g. SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres etc
Medium to advanced skills in any data analysis tool e.g. R, STATA, Excel etc
Medium to advanced software programming skills in an object oriented or functional programming language
Strong analytical skills
Strong communication skills
Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number to;
CIDRZ Human Resources Director email: Hard copy applications will not be accepted

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