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6 Mar 2019


Job Description

TITLE: Data Clerks

REPORTING TO: Data Manager

LOCATION: Lusaka, Zambia

ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: 6 Months, with possibility of extension depending on funding


The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in collaboration with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zambia and the Ministry of Health, Zambia, will be providing support for the rollout of a recent infection testing algorithm (RITA) for detection of recent infection and estimation of HIV incidence. The Project is called the Zambia HIV Recent Infection Surveillance (HIV Recency Project: Z-HRP).

This activity will expand on a recent pilot HIV recency study among pregnant adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe women) program (Working Together for an AIDS-free Future for Girls and Women). A sample of blood from individuals (men and women) who newly test HIV positive at HTS sites in 2 districts will be requested and tested using a RITA that will include a rapid test for recent infection (RTRI) and a viral load (VL) test. Routinely collected demographic data from study participants will be abstracted onto a surveillance data collection form.

The Population Council will provide technical, logistic and administrative on-the-ground support for the preparation and, implementation of this project, such as support for trainings, hiring personnel, supporting travel and movement of those staff to sites for supervision, and dissemination of findings. To support the implementation of this project, the Population Council seeks applications for the position of Data Clerks. The purpose of this project is to provide important surveillance information on new infections with an aim of guiding HIV prevention efforts in Zambia.


Manages project data collection and entry and ensures accuracy and conducts data quality checks
Reviews patient data to confirm accuracy of participant data
Collates study participant data in an accurate and timely manner from participating health facilities.
Handles study participant data with utmost confidentiality and follows the set data safety procedures as specified.
Collaborates with Quality Improvement team and other staff to ensure timely extraction and submission of data
Responsible for working in multiple health facilities

Degree or advanced diploma in computer sciences or data and research project management or related social science
Experience working as a data clerk in a research, health setting or clinical study
Familiarity with SmartCare, HMIS and handling patient data an advantage
Data Analytical skills and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Willing to relocate to or living in the study site
Able to work with minimum supervision

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How to Apply

If you interested in the above please send your CV to [email protected] on or before the 15th March, 2019. Please note that certificates will not be required at this stage.

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