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Data Technician1

  • Company: Medicins Sans Frontieres
  • Deadline: Tuesday 8th November 2011
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Based in Kibera, Nairobi on a 6 months fixed-term contract (with possibility of extension subject to operations). The selected candidate will be reporting to the Data Manager. He/she will be responsible for the accurate and timely collection, entry and reporting of project medical data generated by MSF-B supported health facilities in Kibera.

Main tasks include, but not limited to:-

  • Enter data into the various projects databases
  • Conduct routine data quality checks
  • Maintain confidentiality of medical records
  • Perform specific file reviews when needed

Qualifications and requirements:-


  • Computer literate
  • Attentive to details
  • Ability to manage own workload and work with deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible to work long hours when required
  • Be a team player with a humanitarian spirit


  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience as Data Technician or similar position
  • Diploma in Computer Studies, Health Information Systems or related field
  • Particular knowledge or experience to analyse data in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Epidata and EpiInfo software is desired


Working hours: Monday to Friday (8.00 am – 12.30 pm and 13.30 pm – 5.00 pm). May be called upon to work on Saturdays

How to apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter and a detailed CV to MSF-Belgium, ATTN: HR & Administration Coordinator, P.O. Box 38897-00623, Nairobi, mentioning on the envelope “Data Technician” or email to mentioning in the subject line: “Application: Data Technician”

Applications must be received on or before Tuesday 8th November 2011.

Interested candidates must avail themselves for interview shortly thereafter. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

MSF-OCB is an equal opportunity employer.