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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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,