Strategic Information Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Competitive package / Month

Website cidrzinfo Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

Reports to Senior Strategic Information Officer. The incumbent will be responsible for development of data collection tools, aggregating and management of data for various programmatic performance monitoring and research studies.

Main duties

  • Designs and developments data collection tools
  • Designs and creates of routine performance monitoring tools and reports
  • Ensures that weekly and monthly reports are submitted on time
  • Extracts routine and ad hoc datasets for programme
  • Develops SOPs for handling programmatic and research data
  • Management of overall lifecycle of programmatic and research studies data
  • Participates in data collection and QA/QI activities
  • Takes part in departmental planning activities
  • Mentors Data Coordinators and Data Collectors where appropriate on definition of all performance monitoring indicators
  • Participates in the presentation of data to various internal and external stakeholders
  • Trains staff on data collection and entry procedures and common errors/problems within the clinic and at other sites as requested


  • Higher/Advanced Diploma in Computing/ICT, Mathematics, Engineering, or related subject
  • 3 years minimum 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
  • Ability to work in a very high-pressure environment
  • Very good interpersonal skills
  • Good team player

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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