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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2016
    Deadline: Nov 18, 2016
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  • Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) is a non-governmental organization whose main mandate is to conduct mental health research to inform policy and practice in mental health. Our focus is on community mental health with the aim of providing innovative, appropriate, affordable, available and accessible mental health and substance use services to all.
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    Biostatistician

    Position Summary: To ensure all data analysis, results and tables are done on time with no errors as required and in charge of overall data management and data quality control at the Foundation.

    Duties and Responsibilities:-

    • Conduct statistical data analysis, generate results in tables, figures, diagrams, graphs etc and narratives to answer general and specific research questions, test hypotheses, and determine if general and specific study objectives were met.
    • Read and understand the research protocol and methodology and also understand the data sets to the extent that they can independently generate research questions and proceed to do appropriate analysis in consultation with the researchers
    • Analyse/summarize and interpret data in preparation for the generation of statistical and analytical reports as requested.
    • Process data analysis outputs based on Author instructions for different peer reviewed journals or in a presentations’ format for conferences or workshops
    • Respond to any new request for data related to specific research and analysis activities.
    • Develop project-specific data analysis plans in collaboration with the investigators
    • Advise researchers on study designs and analysis at project conception, grant application, implementation and during final analysis
    • Generate a synopsis of the methodology relevant to the analysis and conduct literature search in relation to the methodology and findings.
    • Ensure prescribed standard of data management, data quality control, timely submission and tracking of papers in consultation with the Research, Ethics and Publication department.
    • Participate in coming up with a data quality protocols and SOPs to be used for quality checks and assurance for databases under data management
    • Conduct predetermined frequent data quality checks during data entry in consultation with the Research, Ethics and Publication department and come up with ways of solving any issue that arise.
    • Participate and input in designing data collection tools, questionnaires, and data collection templates.
    • Provide guidance and training to data entry clerks and other staff on how to enter and clean data.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biostatistics
    • At least 3 years’ experience in biostatistics or epidemiological research, including longitudinal data analysis.
    • Experience in mixed analysis is an added advantage.
    • Proficiency in computer use, knowledge on the following softwares; SPSS, STATA, Nvivo and REDCap are an added advantage
    • Demonstrable experience and evidence in drafting and publishing scientific papers.

    Additional Skills and Competencies:

    • Strong leadership skills
    • Team player and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Good communication (both oral and written) and good presentation skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and with the ability to meet strict deadlines.
    • Self-driven and able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Excellent writing skills and ability to write articles, proposals and reports
    • Flexible and motivated to support the Foundation mission and vision.

    Method of Application

    We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send an application letter and a detailed CV to [email protected] and indicate Project Officer – Deep Scan Case Study as the subject line.
    Applications should be received by 18th November, 2016.
    All qualified internal candidates should apply electronically through the HR Department.
    NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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