Data Manager at Ministry of Health (Wizara ya afya) through Global Fund Grants September, 2018




Employment Opportunity

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)  through Global Fund Grants is looking for enthusiastic, creative and energetic individuals to fill the following vacant positions:-

Job Tittle:  Data Manager (1 Position)

Location: Dodoma

Reporting To: Head: SME unit

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the process of Maintaining existing composite malaria database for monitoring malaria trends and intervention coverage
  • Ensure accurate and consistent inputting of data received from partners into database
  • Perform data analysis and produce reports in various formats including graphs, charts etc. as required
  • Maintain and further develop the structure or format of the database as required, incorporating ideas and amendments accordingly
  • Provide additional updates and data analysis as required
  • Provide technical support to NMCP on the specific data required from them in relation to the different indicators they are monitoring (telephone support or travel to other offices) as required
  • Train NMCP and other partners on the use of the data base review, update and maintain documentation database design
  • documentation and operating manuals on how to use the Database
  • Maintain a web interface for the Database
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of the work Undertake any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Other deliverables
  • Participate, as a resource person, in the training sessions for malaria focal persons as far as data is concern
  • Develop related training material and training plan


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in Computer Sciences or related technical field
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in database design or database administration, data management and data analysis,
  • Languages: Fluency in English and Swahili
  • Competencies
  • Significant experience analyzing data and producing reports
  • Ability to use Microsoft Access databases i.e. enter data, update records and fields, modify database structure, generate customized reports
  • Experience of using DHIS2
  • Experience with SQL and VBA
  • Ability to design the structure of the database and write appropriate interfaces (eg Microsoft Excel) for data entry and ensure data quality and security
  • Experience in training project personnel in the use of database management software applications
  • Experience in writing and maintaining database design documentation and operating manuals
  • Maturity and professional ability to handle sensitive information and ability to respect the confidentiality of such information while working with NMCP and even after the contract ends


Terms of Employment: 2.3 year Contract (Renewable based on Performance and availability of funds)


Details on How to Apply:

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please send your cover letter describing why you are the right candidate for the position, a curriculum vitae/resume detailing your experience, relevant copy of certificates and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and all interview costs will be borne by the applicants. Successfully candidates should be ready to relocate to Dodoma. To find out more about these positions kindly visit

Note: All applications should be sent on or before 12th September, 2018 to:-  

Permanent Secretary, 

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, 

University of Dodoma, 

Faculty of Social Science in Community Development, 

Building No 11, P.O Box 743, 

40478 DODOMA.


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