30 Sep 2020

Data Manager – E-Motive Trial at MUHAS

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Job Title: Data Manager – E-MOTIVE trial
Reports to: Study Coordinator
Location: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences/ Tanzania

Job Summary

The E-MOTIVE research programme is seeking to deliver a reduction in morbidity and mortality from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). The position is within the Tanzania central management team (Hub), and the Data Manager will work closely with the Study Coordinator, Research Nurse and Investigators to ensure accurate, timely data are recorded for the E-MOTIVE trial.


Main Duties

  • Identify and obtain missing trial data by contacting clinicians working on the E-MOTIVE
  • Resolve inconsistencies in data under the guidance of the Research Nurse, Study Coordinator or Investigator.
  • Coordinate and respond to data inconsistencies timely submission; and any other queries or requests and referring more complex queries to the Hub management
  • Assist with obtaining local approval(s) for the programme, including assistance with submission of amendments as
  • Give support by arranging training and tools to sites to ensure the protocol is adhered
  • Assist with collation of information for Trial Management Group meetings. Organise and attend meetings by sending out mailshots, making travel and hotel arrangements and providing hospitality on the
  • Maintain recruitment graphs and reports for the Trial
  • Maintain a database of collaborators’ contact details within the Hub and in Spoke
  • Develop standard procedures for data
  • Participate in and contribute to Hub general activities e.g. meetings, training, archiving
  • Conduct face to face interviews and surveys for qualitative research (if required)
  • Travel to study sites to assist with on-site monitoring visits, as

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required


  • Educated to equivalent to degree or higher level in data management
  • At least one-year experience in a data-handling environment using computer
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in MS Office applications
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems that impact on data management
  • The ability to work largely independently with some supervision from the Study Coordinator and prioritise their own workload to meet
  • A flexible, team-working
  • Attention to detail and high standards of accuracy in all aspects of
  • Aptitude for learning new
  • Good skills in building and strengthening
  • Experience working with a donor funded project and/or with the private
  • Fluent in English with excellent writing and communication


  • Understanding of medical terminology, either through study or working in medical
  • Further IT skills:
    • Knowledge of REDCap database or equivalent medical
    • MS Access – simple queries and
  • Website creation and
  • Experience in conducting face to face interviews and surveys for qualitative research
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      Method of Application

Qualified and interested applicants are required to send electronic application letters and current CVs describing their experience, qualification and three reference contacts by email.

Emails should be sent to [email protected], [email protected] not later than 8th October 2020. Applicants should indicate in the email subject Data Manager Position.

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