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The AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) has recruitment for the Database Associate for location Jos (Nigeria). The job holder will be expected to provide hands-on support to the management of the programme’s database at both the office and sites level, in conjunction with other members of the Data Management Team (DMT). The position should be applied before 15th November, 2012.

The Database Associate responsible for:
  • Clean and audit uploaded sites’ databases in compliance with the APIN standard operating procedures, research ethics and GON guidelines
  • Query sites’ uploaded and reported data for inconsistencies and accuracy following sites’ data upload and submission of M&E reports
  • Generate sites’ database upload status report on a monthly basis tmeasure compliance, timeliness and availability of sites’ programme data on the APIN server
  • Analyze and summarize sites’ error logs on a monthly basis, highlighting emergent technical assistance needs as well as track sites’ usage and response tdatabase error logs
  • Support sites’ data managers tprepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual M&E reports in line with APIN and GON M&E requirements in a timely manner
  • Provide remote and onsite technical assistance tdata management teams at the programme sites
  • Organize data management trainings for new and existing sites’ data personnel, in line with agreed schedule
  • Participate in APIN- and GON-organized data quality assessment projects, in line with agreed schedule
  • Contribute tthe regular review of data management standard operating procedures (SOP) and the site assessment tools
  • Support the development and maintenance of programme utilities
Requirements of the Database Associate
A B.Sc. or HND in Computer Science or Information Technology, with a minimum of 3 years cognate experience in database management

How to apply?
Qualified and interested applicants should click APPLY to complete an online application form. They should also upload their CV, which must contain a suitability statement, highlighting how their knowledge, skills and experience make them suitable for the position, and addressing the person specifications listed against the position. The statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s name.

Computer literacy and skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, internet browsing, etc.) are essential for position; and candidates must be willing to do a considerable amount of local travel, as may be required.

APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for the position are therefore encouraged to apply.

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