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Strategic Information Officer Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

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Strategic Information Officer Ref No. SI/DU/25/04/21

Reports to Data Manager. The incumbent is responsible for development of data collection tools, aggregating and management of data for various programmatic performance monitoring and research studies. He/she will also be responsible for coordination with partner organizations to support data management projects.

Main duties

  • Designs and develops of data collection tools for the programmatic and research projects.
  • Designs and creates routine performance monitoring tools and reports.
  • Ensures that weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for supported projects are submitted on time.
  • Extracts routine and ad hoc datasets for programmatic and research studies.
  • Develops SOPs for handling research and programme data.
  • Participates in data collection and QA/QI activities.
  • Takes part in departmental planning activities.
  • Mentors Data Coordinators, Data Associates, and Research Assistants in efficient ways to manipulate and use data.
  • Mentors Data Coordinators, Data Associates, and Research Assistants on the definition of all performance monitoring indicators.
  • Participates in the presentation of data to various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Works with staff from other organizations to conduct requirements gathering and provide technical support for health information systems supported by CIDRZ.


  • Degree in Computing/ICT, Mathematics, Engineering or related subject
  • 3 years minimum relevant work experience
  • Experience in an M&E team working on PEPFAR MER indicators will be an added advantage
  • Database querying and management in any RDBMS, e.g. SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres etc
  • Medium to advanced skills in any data analysis tool e.g. R, STATA, Excel etc
  • Medium to advanced software programming skills in an object oriented or functional programming language
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number  and day-time telephone number to;

CIDRZ Human Resources Director  email: Hard copy applications will not be accepted

Closing Date : 7th May, 2021.

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