Friday, May 9, 2014

Database Programmer

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Center seeks to fill the position of Database Programmer.


The successful candidate will have strong analytical and excellent communication skills. 

He/she must be self motivated, flexible with due attention to details and a team player.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze, design, develop and deploy software applications used for capturing and evaluating research data.
  • Maintain and improve existing software applications.
  • Design and develop relational databases for new research projects.
  • Design and develop electronic data collection tools.
  • Enforce and monitor both relational and temporal consistency checks in the database.
  • Write views to retrieve data for analysis as well as convert data to formats required by researchers.
  • Design and update programs to generate various reports from the database.
  • Train Data Entry Clerks and address programming issues encountered during data entry.
  • Coordinate and monitor quality control during data capturing, including double data entry activities.
  • Produce regular data entry performance indicators.
  • Perform basic data cleaning in the database following data entry.
  • Support Data Entry Clerks supervisors in managing the data entry process.
Essential
  • B.Sc. degree in Computer Science or in a data or information management related discipline.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining applications using OOP principles in a .Net language (Visual Basic or Visual C#).
  • Experience in designing and developing large relational databases preferably using Microsoft SQL server.
  • Knowledge of data synchronization technologies.
  • Skills in manipulating data: writing complex SQL scripts to extract, transform and load data in SQL server.
  • Knowledge of EPI-INFO or any other data management application.
  • Good communication and supervisory skills.
Desirable
  • Knowledge of concepts in temporal databases.
  • Report writing skills.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, quoting current and expected remuneration and providing contact details of three referees to the address below by May 20, 2014. 

Online applications should be sent to jobs@aphrc.org. 

Please, indicate “Database Programmer” on the subject line of the email application or on the envelope. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Human Resources Officer
African Population & Health Research Center
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road
P. O. Box 10787-00100 GPO, 
Nairobi

www.aphrc.org