Data Manager and Analyst in Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Job Location: Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Functional Relationships

The Data Manager and Analyst is part of a team consisting of international and local investigators. The Officer will be responsible for data management and supporting analysis of data from the Group’s work. He/She shall contribute to development of data management systems to support ongoing studies. The Data Manager is accountable in the first instance to the local Principal Investigators (PIs). The Data Manager should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

Scope of the Position

The Data Manager/Analyst oversees the set up, acquisition, storage and use of data from ongoing studies with the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group and its partners. He/She will provide and maintain a platform together with its data management activities to ensure the desired results are achieved by providing GCP compliant data management infraustructure to support portfolios of in-country and multi-country projects and working closely with the PIs, Postdocs, Study Coordinators, Project Managers,Lab and Field Staff, the Project Finance Officer, Partner Institutions, KCCR Finance and Administrative Departments, Regulatory Bodies, Collaborators and ensuring compliance with funder’s policies. The Data Manager/Analyst will put in place a structure that optimizes the efficiency of the study implementation, documentation and storage process for the research team.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to research concept generation and
  • Congtribute to the planning, preparation and submission of grant
  • Lead the implmentation of data management for studies under the supervision oft he
  • Performing/managing the responsibilities associated with the acquisition, documentation, review, cleaning and processing of research data collected for ongoing
  • As a member of the clinical study team, relay information regarding data management status, knowledge regarding area of discipline, and timelines affecting Data Management
  • Ensuring the Case Report Form is designed according to the Clinical Protocol, utilizing Data Standards where possible, and document deviations, if
  • Creating the Data Management Plan, Data Cleaning Plan, Quality Control Plan, and Data Management Report while ensuring consistency with the Clinical Trial Protocol and are in compliance with internal or sponsor procedures, international or national regulations and Good Clinical
  • Projecting, planning, developing, implementing and delivering quality results in a timely
  • Interpreting the Clinical Protocol to ensure the accurate and efficient design of the
    • Analyzing metrics surrounding the activities associated with the acquisition, documentation, review, cleaning and processing of research
    • Interpreting study timelines and prioritizing workload
    • Coordinating and managing the activities of a study implementation team, typically. This includes reviewing and approving all documents issued by the Clinical Data Management trial
    • Coordinating clinical research data management initiatives, to contribute to the continuous improvement of the processes and technologies utilized within the research
    • Ensuring Data Management tasks are performed according to the srusy protocol and data management plan, while ensuring adherence to ethics and research regulations, Good Clinical Practice and Good Clinical Data Management

Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • At least a masters in (mathematics, statistics, public health, informatics and related disciplines)
  • At least 2 years of experience in data management in research
  • At least 2 years of experience in statistical analyses of research data


Essential attributes

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in the use of data management and statistical software tools, basic programming tools and biostatistics
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently, as well as handle a number of diverse projects simultaneously, under tight time
  • Experience in responding rapidly to changing priorities and in managing aggressive
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Independent decision making and implementation
  • Familiar with clinical research activities
  • Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership

Desired Attributes

  • Working experience in clinical, operational and implementation research or and epidemiology studies, infectious diseases, public health or related disciplines
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology, ethics and research regulations, Good Clinical Practice, and Good Clinical Data Management


Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.


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