Data Scientist || Zim-TTECH

  • Harare

Zim-TTECH

DUE: 31 JAN 2024

Contract Duration: 6 Months

Background

We are seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to be considered for the position of Data Scientist. Zim-TTECH is a registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 125/23). Its activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases.

Summary

Reporting to the Survey Coordinator, the position is responsible for all aspects of data management and providing expertise in the implementation of the biobehavioral survey for key populations. The survey duration is six months. Utilizing their technical knowledge and analytical skills, the incumbent collaborates with the principal investigator and survey coordinator to ensure seamless survey execution.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure the security of data, proper storage, and timely backup to prevent any loss or damage.
Manage questionnaire instruments and other data management issues.
Monitor referral and sampling for survey participants.
Query, transform, and clean survey data to meet the objectives of the study.
Execute ad-hoc analyses, ongoing models, and report development to solve various survey-related challenges.
Provide guidance and support data-informed decisions regarding the appropriateness and validity of planned statistical methods including identification of potential methodological challenges and limitations and potential solutions for these challenges.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Data Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in one of the fields listed above is preferred.
Two years or more of relevant data analytics, data science, or applied research experience.
Experience using at least one programming language for data science or applied research (e.g. R, Python, SAS, STATA).
Excellent skills in creating and cleaning large and complex data sets.
Knowledge of population size estimate procedures.
Demonstrated strong attention to detail, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
Valid GCP certificate

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, national ID, and certified copies of certificates indicating the position applied for to bbskpvacancy@zimttech.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.