• Associate Data & Analytics at Jacaranda Health Nairobi
  • Jacaranda Health in Nairobi, , Kenya
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description

Jacaranda Health is a nonprofit organization whose mission for the last eight years has been to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes in the public health system. We work hand-in-hand with governments, including county health management teams and Ministries of Health, to deploy affordable and scalable solutions through public hospitals, where the majority of underserved mothers and babies receive care. These solutions include PROMPTS, an AI-enabled text messaging service for mothers, and MENTORS, a facility-based training program equipping frontline nurses with lifesaving skills and knowledge. In Kenya, we partner with 20 counties, with solutions deployed across 1,100+ high-volume hospitals and health centers, and have recently expanded operations within Eswatini and Ghana.

Job Summary

The Research Design & Evaluation (RD&E) team is the heart of Jacaranda Health, providing evidence for product design, implementation, scale and expansion of Jacaranda’s programming. The Data... and Analytics (D&A) department is housed within the division of RD&E and forms the backbone upon which its programs are established. We pride ourselves on being data and technically adept, working with cutting edge technology to drive high value solutions for maternal health. The department is responsible for delivering high quality data, complex visualizations, and leading data inquiries, all which support the organization’s mission. The team creates data stories which are internalized by all departments of Jacaranda Health, as well as external stakeholders, from the Ministry of Health, National, County and Sub County governments, academic institutions, and others.

The role of the Data and Analytics Associate is to ensure the highest quality data is disseminated to the appropriate stakeholders. This person will be responsible for all aspects of the data capture process, from study tool design, to data collection, and data quality monitoring. The Associate will assist creating data visualizations, dashboards and reports, which will be utilized by internal and external stakeholders for decision making. The Associate has a responsibility to understand the departmental and organizational mission, and ensure the delivery of data and data products that drive towards that bottom line. You will be part of a dynamic, fast paced, team that puts data and technology at the forefront of maternal health delivery.

Location: Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Reports to: Senior Coordinator, Data & Analytics

Preferred start date : May 2023

Main Responsibilities
• Execute high quality data collection:
• Supervise data collectors in the field
• Coordinating data collection activities
• Develop robust data collection tools
• Extract maternal and new-born health (MNH) data from DHIS 2, validate with PMIS (Program Management Information Systems), identify and address queries or discrepancies.
• Perform routine data validation and data quality checks
• Analyze data and report it (in the form of summaries, reports, and data visualizations on QuickSight or similar)
• Capacity build internal and external teams to utilize Jacaranda Health data dashboards
• Handle data requests from other internal departments
• Manage the maintenance of data management tools through frequent updates
• Support in data dissemination & collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
• Prepare activity budgets and work plans
• Perform any other duties assigned within the scope of work.

• Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or similar
• At least 2 years of work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
• Proven skills in data management with concrete knowledge of DHIS2 and open source tools such as ODK collect and KoBo Toolbox
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent skills using Microsoft Office software
• Advantage: data processing and analysis software, e.g. Stata
• Attention to detail
• Willingness to learn
• Problem solving skills
• Time management and organization skills
• Results oriented

Terms of Engagement

One year contract, renewable.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and current Curriculum Vitae not later than 26th March 2023

Interested applicants can apply via this link
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