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.
  • 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 

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,