Monday, September 22, 2014

Data Assistant - Jhpiego (Apply by: 15th Oct'14)

Data Assistant

Based at Bhubaneswar & Raipur

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For almost 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to develop strategies that help countries care for themselves by training health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.
Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions that are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego uses its global presence and technical leadership to develop technology-based innovations and systems for significant global health impact.

In India, Jhpiego works across nineteen states in close collaboration with national and state governments by providing technical assistance in the areas of family planning, maternal and child health, and pre-service nursing and midwifery education. These projects are funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Children’s Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF), MacArthur Foundation, Department for International Development (DFID) and others.

Jhpiego is hiring for the position of Data Assistant based at Bhubaneswar and Raipur. The position is responsible for managing and tracking all program related data for the respective state as well as sharing it with stakeholders and Jhpiego India Country office. The Data Assistant will use standard Microsoft Access and Excel databases to enter and maintain data on a daily basis. The position will provide support to the Monitoring and Evaluation officer based at the station.

• Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered by using checks provided by the supervisor.
• Record all data errors in the format provided and report its summaries to the supervisor.
• Perform data entry efficiently and systematically and regularly maintain back-up of data.
• Verify accuracy of the data entered into the computer by performing periodic data quality checks; prepare and submit reports to the supervisor.
• Maintain timelines and accuracy in submitting up-to-date activity logs and completed data entries, follow-ups, and quality checks.
• Maintain documents and report files.
• Assist in data collection and conduct field visits for follow-up assessments as needed.
• To follow up clients through telephone for updating their status periodically as per the protocol and enter follow-up finding in database timely.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure sound functioning of the office and achievement of program goals.

Required Skills
• Proficient in MS Office.
• Good speed and accuracy in data entry.
• Flexibility and ability to handle a variety of assignments under strict deadlines.
• Ability to work in a diversified team as well as independently.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural work environment.
• Ability and willingness to travel within the state of Orissa and Chhattisgarh.

• Bachelor’s degree with at least a post graduate Diploma in Computer Applications.
• Master’s degree in computer science will be preferred.
• Minimum two years of experience in handling Public Health Data on MS Access.

Jhpiego offers highly dynamic and enabling work environment and provides competitive compensation based on experience and background. Interested candidates should submit their application with a covering note to

Apply by: 15 Oct'14

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