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Epidemiologist (Expiration 23/11/2018)

Médecins Sans Frontières France in Nairobi is looking to fill the position of Epidemiologist. The successful candidate will report to the Medical Coordinator.

Objective of the Position:

The Epidemiologist (M&E/DM) is responsible for all data aspects transversal to the project activities. S/he will supervise a team of M&E advisors and Data Entry Operators to obtain quality and reliable data in order to assess the impact of the activities using the existing national system as well as MSF-specific databases.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Data management and reporting

· Create, Review and modify data collection tools according to the project necessities in close collaboration with Medical Coordination team and Medical teams in the field.

· Oversee the data entry processes for all medical activities.

· Provide technical support to routine data collection for specific databases (Kenya EMR, REDCap and Excel among others).

· Lead/support the production of standard medical reports in timely basis.

· Ensure database back-ups and standard medical reports are centralized at Medical coordination level and shared with coordination team, desk and other relevant persons according to established schedule

· Produce cohorts and other analysis upon request.

· Establish DQA processes to ensure good performance of the activities and reliability of the information (e.g. generation of lists of errors, design and implementation of data quality assurance procedures).

· Coordinate the development, implementation and follow up of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for documentation.

· Provide technical support for any new activity implementation in regard to M&E.

Operational research

· Participates in the technical review of research proposals/protocols in the mission

· Supports PIs/Co-Investigators to meet the in-country research regulatory/IRB requirements before submission of study protocols

· Facilitates the medical administrative process for submission of research protocols to IRBs

· Maintains an updated matrix of all research studies conducted within the mission

· Participates in identification of key research questions of operational significance to MSF projects, and; articulates such questions in the form of concept notes for further discussion in the mission and with the medical department at HQ

· Disseminates research findings within MSF projects and to larger in-country audience In collaboration with the medical coordinator and the PIs

Medical Operations

· Conducts periodic in-depth analysis of routine program/project medical data for purposes of in-house data utilization for operational decision making as well as external presentation of projects to programmatic and scientific audiences

· Analyses medical context, research and routine program data/information and makes recommendations to medical coordinator regarding medical operations

· Participates in periodic evaluations of routine projects

Administration, supervision and coaching

· Oversee the work of M&E advisors and Data Entry Operators Team.

· Identify training needs and coach M&E advisors in data processes related topics.

· Assist medical staff on the field with all M&E and data reporting issues.

· Provide regular trainings for other staff (internal and external) on issues related to data management and data analysis.

External relationships

· Represent MSF in relevant national and regional committees with constant support from Coordination Team.

· Collaborate closely with the regional and national M&E offices on all data issues.

· Provide technical support in strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems.

Qualifications & Requirements:


· Master in Epidemiology, Public Health or other fields related.


· At least 2 years of experience in M&E/Data Management.

· Previous experience in TB and/or HIV management of information is an asset.


· Good communication skills

· Ability to maintain diplomatic relationship with MoH officials

· Knowledge of statistical software, such as SPSS, SAS or STATA

· Ability to work independently and as a part of a multicultural team.


Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and updated Curriculum Vitae via the email address provided below. Mention on the subject email line “Epidemiologist”.

Email: msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org

Application deadline: 23rd November 2018

MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee.

We will not reply to questions about the position. All necessary information can be found in this vacancy announcement.

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2 ans
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Lieu de travail :
Nairobi - KENYA
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