IRD SA NPC: Data Quality Officer


Employment type: Fixed term contract

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC) is a South African Section 21 not-for-profit entity and an affiliate of Interactive Research and Development Global (IRD Global), and has fully operational offices in Johannesburg (Gauteng) and in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal).

Purpose of the position

To support IRD-SA TB LON project data capturers on data collection, verification, back capturing, mentorship and in-service training and implementation of new systems, processes and procedures to improve data quality dimensions (Accuracy, Reliability, Completeness, Precision/Consistency, Timeliness, Integrity/Validity, accessibility, Confidentiality) within a facility and sub-districts in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Key Accountabilities (included but not limited to)

In your role as Data Quality Officer you will be accountable for:
Data quality reporting requirements (collection, reporting forms/registers/systems and tools)
Capacity building (Indicator definition, SOPs, Data management processes)
Data quality/Integrity mechanisms and controls for continues improvement (QIP, verification and audit tools).
Support roll out of TB LON data Tools.
Lead a team of data capturers both roving and non-roving teams in selected district.
Links with district/national and other reporting systems such as Tier.Net and Datim.

Relevant post Matric, Data science, Computer Science, Business Administration or any equivalent qualification
2 years Health Data Management experience (DHIS, Tier.Net and Datim).
Driver’s license and own motor vehicle.
Added advantage would be any of the following qualifications:


Experience & skills:
2 years’ experience in data/information management in a Health environment preferably USAID funded projects.
Knowledge of DOH major policy directives and data flow programs.
Knowledge of the public health system / Health systems awareness.
Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
Data Management Skills within health setting.
Computer literacy (excel pivot tables).
Numerical reasoning.
Entry level analytics/ monitoring and evaluation.
Facilitation and mentoring/capacity building.
Programming and coding skills in SQL, Java or Python.
Personal qualities & Behavioural competencies

Personal qualities
Attention to detail to control quality and standards trough MER -Monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Ability in applying technical expertise to connect the dots, make linkages and collaboratively work across the organization to optimize data quality across people and systems supported.
Function well in a team structure (team vs the individual).
Behavioural Competencies
Results orientation.
Analytical thinking.
Solution focused.
Facilitation / communication
Maintain confidentiality.
Interested candidates are welcome to apply, please provide two (2) current, relevant employment references. Submit a brief CV and supporting documents, indicating the job title in your cover letter and subject line on email to Lee-Anne Ogle: Human Resources Dept. @ fax +27 (0) 865722820 or e-mail [email protected]

IRD SA is an equal opportunity employer