• Data Officer

    Employer: American Refugee Committee (ARC)
    Posted: 14 December 2017
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    ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally.

    ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 200 regular, full time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, RH, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.

    ARC is looking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual - in the position of Data Officer, to be based at the ARC-run Gihembe Health Facility, in Gihembe Refugee camp


    Key responsibilities:

    Work with clinical health staff to ensure that program and health data collected is complete, accurate and upto date at all times.
    Assemble the data necessary to complete all required reports in a timely manner.
    Ensure the timely, accurate and complete data entry of records in the electronic systems as required.
    Assist with training of clinical staff in data collection procedures.
    Ensure that all source documents including patient files, registers, reports etc are available during DQA activities.
    Actively participate in internal and external data quality assessment.
    Ensure that applications capturing and updating institutional data incorporate edit and validation checks to assure the accuracy, consistency and integrity of Data.
    Check and correct data inconsistencies, document corrections made to data at any stage of data management.
    Ensure that personnel are trained in Data entry management and data quality assurance skills.
    Maintain and update the health related records in the records center and at the clinical service delivery areas to ensure adherence to this SOP.
    Ensure that active, inactive, perpetual and /or electronic records are accessible to only authorized personnel as per the SOP manual.
    Ensure that staff at the health center have been trained on the health related records filling and storage system.
    Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as per internal and MOH guidelines

    Minimum qualifications:

    At least A1 Certificate or diploma in public health, statistics or related health field from a recognized university. Back ground in Nursing is preferred.
    At least 3 years working experience in data management in a low-resource, fast-paced setting, working with vulnerable people.
    Demonstrated familiarity with health data management SOPs and Rwanda health management information system.
    Experience in Rural Health Center/Hospital setting.
    Excellent organization and administrative skills.
    Demonstrated report writing and communication skills, with excellent Computer knowledge.
    Good Oral/writing skills in English, and French or Kinyarwanda
    Experience working in protracted refugee situation in Rwanda


    Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to RWJobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 21st December, 2017 at 17:00hrs.

    Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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