Data and Analytics Coordinator

Jacaranda Health

Jacaranda Health

Data Science
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Background

Jacaranda Health is a nonprofit organization whose mission for the last eight years has been to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes in the public health system. We work hand-in-hand with governments, including county health management teams and Ministries of Health, to deploy affordable and scalable solutions through public hospitals, where the majority of underserved mothers and babies receive care. These solutions include PROMPTS, an AI-enabled text messaging service for mothers, and MENTORS, a facility-based training program equipping frontline nurses with lifesaving skills and knowledge. In Kenya, we are in 22 of Kenya’s busiest counties, who co-own our interventions, and work with us to design what and how we measure impact for effective decision-making. These partnerships have helped us reach 2.4 million women with our solutions across 1,100+ health centers and hospitals and will continue to be the cornerstone of how we approach the path to national scale in Kenya. We have expanded operations within Eswatini and Ghana.

Jacaranda Health is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regards to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Job Summary

At Jacaranda Health, our Research Design & Evaluation (RD&E) team is the driving force behind our mission, transforming data into impactful insights that guide our innovative programs. As the core of our organization, RD&E delivers the evidence essential for the design, implementation, scaling, and expansion of Jacaranda’s groundbreaking maternal health initiatives.

Our Data and Analytics (D&A) department, a vital part of RD&E, is dedicated to harnessing advanced technology to create high-value solutions. We pride ourselves on our data-driven approach, offering integrated analyses, predictive modeling, and user-friendly visualization tools that empower stakeholders at all levels, from internal teams to national and local governments, and academic institutions. Our data stories not only inform but also inspire action to improve maternal and child health outcomes.

As a D&A Coordinator specializing in Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) data, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the highest quality data is available for monitoring and evaluating our impact. You will focus on understanding the complexities of health systems, driving government stewardship of data, and spearheading data-driven solutions. Your expertise will be instrumental in delivering accurate, actionable insights and fostering strong stakeholder engagement to advance our mission.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Preferred start date: September 2024.

Main Responsibilities

1. Execute High-Quality Data Collection:

  • Develop and maintain robust data collection tools.

  • Regularly update and manage data management tools, including KOBO tools.

  • Coordinate and supervise field data collection activities and data collectors.

  • Implement data quality measures to ensure accuracy and reliability.

2. Work with External Data Sources:

  • Extract maternal and newborn health (MNH) data from the Kenya Health Information System (KHIS).

  • Identify and resolve errors or discrepancies in external data sources.

3. Lead Data Analyses and Reporting:

  • Clean and prepare large data sets for analysis.

  • Conduct data analyses to support project goals.

  • Create simple reports and engaging data visualizations that clearly communicate key insights.

  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of data outputs.

4. Champion Internal Data Quality:

  • Support internal teams in understanding and communicating data findings.

  • Build effective data communication strategies to aid government decision-making.

  • Assist Jacaranda’s teams in interpreting data and conveying insights to stakeholders.

5. Facilitate Data Presentations and Workshops:

  • Lead presentations and workshops that explore data findings and their implications for resource allocation.

  • Support the preparation of work plans and budgets for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities.

  • Regularly track M&E costs and ensure cost-effective implementation of M&E activities.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Data Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, Informatics, Information Systems or related field

  • At least 4 years of work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Competencies


A. Technical Competencies

  • Data Management: Demonstrated expertise in data management, including a solid understanding of DHIS2 and open-source tools like ODK Collect and KoBo Toolbox.

  • Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex data insights clearly and effectively. Strong data presentation skills, including visualizations and dashboards in PowerBI. Clear and structured communication of data findings in verbal presentations.

  • Microsoft Office Expertise: Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Data Warehousing Capabilities: Proven ability in data warehousing, ensuring efficient storage, retrieval, and management of large datasets.

  • Data Processing and Analysis: Experience with data processing and analysis software, such as Stata, R or Python.


    B. Behavioral Competencies

  • Attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn

  • Problem solving skills

  • Time management and organization skills

  • Results oriented

  • Team-player

Contract Period

This position is expected to be a contract of 12 months, renewable.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send cover letter and CV to jhslcareers@jacarandahealth.org

No hard copies required or accepted.

Candidates should submit their applications by 24th July, 2024.

Applications and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Early applications are highly encouraged.