Statistician 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: Statistician (1 Position)

Location: Dodoma

Reporting To: Head: SME unit

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Data cleaning and merging a review existing data-sets
  • Conduct basic data cleaning to ensure all observations are uniquely identified and reported data is internally consistent
  • Merge different data sets in one data files to ensure clean merges
  • Data analysis
  • Review and agree existing variables to suits NMCP and international requirement Produce summary statistics of key outcome and covariate variables
  • Advise on the best tools, frequency and methods to use in collecting different malaria data
  • Advise on the simplest and most easily understood ways to display and report on the nature of what these data show
  • Data interpretation and dissemination
  • Produce a written descriptive report following received routine and non-routine data on agreed regular basis
  • Produce PPTs summarizing report
  • Other deliverables
  • Participate, as a resource person, in the training sessions for malaria focal persons as far as data is concern
  • Develop the sampling design and identify sample size and elements
  • Develop training material and training plan


Experience and Qualifications:

  • The statistician should possess training at the postgraduate level, at a minimum, in Biostatistics, demographic or Epidemiology
  • Should be capable of demonstrating such experience (having provided research support and/or analysis within similar surveys
  • Relevant expertise in the following (but not necessarily limited to) areas: Sampling, Data Collection, Data Processing and Quality Management, Health

Research/Assessment and Statistical Analysis.

  • Relevant experience conducting, managing and designing field work and data collection for empirical research
  • He/she should have proven capabilities as evidenced by at least five (5) years of experience at a national level in Data
  • Processing, Health Research/Assessment, and Data Analysis
  • The Data Analyst should also be proficient in using analytical tools such as STATA, SPSS, and Microsoft Excel
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a team and more importantly, provide leadership to the team.
  • Transferable skills including organizational, time management, planning and interpersonal skills are also required to fulfill the requirements of the consultancy
  • Experience working with international or national partners including international or regional organizations and national institutions
  • Expertise in all aspects of data analysis with special regard to an age, gender perspective, geographical variations and seasonality.
  • Proven knowledge of social research methods, especially survey methodology.
  • Proven ability to manipulate and present data by using standard tabulation and statistical software packages.
  • Experience in data management
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills, including drafting skills



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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